How to choose a Bank in Ireland?

Two of the largest Bank in Ireland are AIB and Bank of Ireland. There are representative offices of foreign banks in the country, of course, but they are not as many as I would like.

When choosing a Bank you should pay attention to some local peculiarities. Therefore, not all Irish banks issue debit cards at the same time with opening of the account. Some banks offer relatively high interest rates for cash withdrawals at ATMs. In addition, opening an account may take a month that should be taken into account when choosing a Bank.

Meanwhile, despite bureaucratic delays, Irish banks are doing everything to attract customers. Some offer cash incentives (usually 1%) for purchases on credit cards in the grocery stores; others are administered for a long period (up to three months) grace period of loan repayment. Important detail: not all banks in the country provide customers with an adequate Internet banking. So you should compare banks online services in advance.



Share your advices

Have your own method for choosing a bank? Know the best way to open a bank account, get a loan, establish a company or make money-transfer to another country? Share your expertise with other users!

Advice #130
How to register a company in Estonia?
Advice #269
How to receive a permanent resident status in Norway?
Advice #15
How to choose a Bank in Czech Republic?
All advices
Julia Dugina

Nexia BT Consulting: Malta citizenship and resident permit questions

Sergey Tabarcha founder

Eugenia Komleva Chief Editor

All experts

Virtual Affairs: the bank of the future has no borders - it's where its clients are

Read now