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Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Money being spent on credit and debit cards is almost back to pre-Covid levels

Jun 16th 2020, 10:33 AM 13,664 Views 21 Comments

There was a sharp drop in ATM withdrawals in April.

Irish people spent over €1.3 billion on internet shopping last year - most of us used our debit cards

Irish people spent over €1.3 billion on internet shopping last year - most of us used our debit cards

Feb 16th 2018, 8:35 PM 12,052 Views 49 Comments

Irish people spent a total of €1.34 billion in December on internet shopping.

Doing some Cyber Monday shopping? Here are the best deals around Ireland
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# Sponsored By Kbc

Doing some Cyber Monday shopping? Here are the best deals around Ireland

Nov 24th 2016, 11:15 AM 38,070 Views 14 Comments

Get your clicking finger ready.

Where does all your money go? A guide to getting a grip on it
# Rainy Days
# Rainy Days

Where does all your money go? A guide to getting a grip on it

Nov 23rd 2016, 12:26 PM 25,118 Views 12 Comments

Clearing credit cards and a touch of long-term planning – expert advice to help you set out a plan.

Inter-county player stole €28,000 from her boss for online shopping
# Credit Cards
# Credit Cards

Inter-county player stole €28,000 from her boss for online shopping

Jul 19th 2016, 6:09 PM 90,663 Views 53 Comments

Dinah Loughlin has since repaid the money.

Credit and debit card fees for retailers have just been halved
# Slashed
# Slashed

Credit and debit card fees for retailers have just been halved

Dec 9th 2015, 12:03 PM 20,440 Views 41 Comments

It remains to be seen whether businesses will pass the savings onto customers.

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall...
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall...

May 12th 2015, 3:32 PM 34,240 Views 14 Comments

Certain card-holders are entitled to redress after paying for insurance they don’t need.

€1 in every €3 spent in Ireland is now put on a Visa card
# Flexible Friends
# Flexible Friends

€1 in every €3 spent in Ireland is now put on a Visa card

Jan 26th 2015, 11:06 AM 8,794 Views 23 Comments

A veritable ton of money.

Permanent TSB hit by 'short-term' technical glitch
# Debit Cards
# Debit Cards

Permanent TSB hit by 'short-term' technical glitch

Oct 4th 2014, 5:40 PM 15,396 Views 17 Comments

But don’t worry, it’s all fixed now.

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills
# Uswitch.ie
# Uswitch.ie

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills

Apr 16th 2014, 9:24 AM 7,216 Views 49 Comments

Increasing numbers are turning to credit cards or dipping into savings.

Some Bank of Ireland cards to be blocked from AIB machines
# ATM Only Cards
# ATM Only Cards

Some Bank of Ireland cards to be blocked from AIB machines

Feb 4th 2014, 10:52 AM 26,751 Views 24 Comments

The cards are not “internationally branded”, AIB said, and will no longer function in ATMs this April.

20 million South Koreans affected by country's largest-ever data theft
# Security Breach
# Security Breach

20 million South Koreans affected by country's largest-ever data theft

Jan 21st 2014, 1:52 PM 5,625 Views 13 Comments

More than 1.15 million people have canceled or requested new credit cards after financial regulators announced the data theft.

Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet
# Bills
# Bills

Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet

Jan 21st 2014, 8:12 AM 5,667 Views 27 Comments

The latest survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions shows the number of people with no money left over after essential bills has fallen by almost 40,000.

Man writes own credit card contract, sues bank for breaking it
# Overcharged
From The Daily Edge
# Overcharged

Man writes own credit card contract, sues bank for breaking it

Aug 9th 2013, 2:40 PM 31,911 Views 51 Comments

Dmitry Argarkov decided that his made up rates and fees were much more satisfactory than those of his bank.

Column: 'The Anglo tapes are shocking, but I can't say I'm surprised'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'The Anglo tapes are shocking, but I can't say I'm surprised'

Jul 7th 2013, 8:15 AM 56 Views 41 Comments

Having worked in the financial sector, I know arrogant attitudes are commonplace in finance – which is why the Anglo tapes don’t surprise me one bit, writes Carol Redmond.

Consumers ditching cheques and cash for debit cards
# Chequing Out
# Chequing Out

Consumers ditching cheques and cash for debit cards

Jun 6th 2013, 10:07 AM 6,522 Views 43 Comments

A new report has shown that the use of online banking is on the rise though the value of payments has fallen/

Jack & Jill Foundation refunds €130,000 in donations after card scam
# Credit Card Scam
# Credit Card Scam

Jack & Jill Foundation refunds €130,000 in donations after card scam

May 21st 2013, 5:13 PM 13,603 Views 16 Comments

The charity says it received donations from private credit cards, made by criminals try to see if stolen cards were still working.

Investigators uncover $45 million global ATM fraud ring
# ATM Fraud
# ATM Fraud

Investigators uncover $45 million global ATM fraud ring

May 11th 2013, 7:18 PM 13,793 Views 18 Comments

At least ten people have been arrested around the world, over a scam which exploited pre-PIN technology.

Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details
# Card Details
# Card Details

Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details

Apr 23rd 2013, 4:35 PM 24,093 Views 21 Comments

In one case, the scammers convinced a shop assistant to ask customers for their pin numbers.

Extract: The 5 emotional stages of debt
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: The 5 emotional stages of debt

Apr 23rd 2013, 1:00 PM 321 Views 26 Comments

Determination, resolve and belief is what you need to overcome your debt problems, says financial expert Liam Croke who has some tips to help.

Irish consumers' Visa card expenditure rises to record €15.5bn
# Cards
# Cards

Irish consumers' Visa card expenditure rises to record €15.5bn

Jan 15th 2013, 9:31 AM 3,833 Views 11 Comments

According to Visa, €1 in every €7 of consumer spending in Ireland is now on a Visa debit, credit or prepaid card.

iWonder... what would an Apple credit card look like?
# ICard
# ICard

iWonder... what would an Apple credit card look like?

Dec 19th 2012, 3:32 PM 14,989 Views 23 Comments

One Australian consumer website has mocked up an ‘iCard’ as a publicity stunt. And it works.

Kenny 'doesn't like' Bank of Ireland rate hike - but can't stop it
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny 'doesn't like' Bank of Ireland rate hike - but can't stop it

Dec 19th 2012, 2:51 PM 7,346 Views 70 Comments

Enda Kenny regrets Bank of Ireland’s decision on credit card rates, but says the issue is one for the Financial Regulator.

Bank of Ireland increases credit card interest by up to 4 per cent
# Personal Finance
# Personal Finance

Bank of Ireland increases credit card interest by up to 4 per cent

Dec 19th 2012, 9:11 AM 7,465 Views 47 Comments

The rate increases, which had been advertised in October, kicked in yesterday – only a week before Christmas.

Criminals skimming credit cards of Irish rail passengers
# Skimming
# Skimming

Criminals skimming credit cards of Irish rail passengers

Nov 26th 2012, 4:07 PM 11,901 Views 23 Comments

Gardaí are urging people to be “vigilant and cover your credit card pin numbers”.

Average Irish consumer 'will spend €227 online this Christmas'
# 29 Days To Go
# 29 Days To Go

Average Irish consumer 'will spend €227 online this Christmas'

Nov 26th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,331 Views 19 Comments

Visa Europe says Irish consumers will spend a total of €420 million shopping online for the holiday season.

Irish borrowers pay higher interest on short-term loans than Eurozone counterparts
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

Irish borrowers pay higher interest on short-term loans than Eurozone counterparts

Oct 13th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,130 Views 5 Comments

Central Bank figures also show the average interest rate on an outstanding mortgage has fallen 0.22 per cent since January.

40 jobs to be created in Dublin by mobile payment company
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

40 jobs to be created in Dublin by mobile payment company

Sep 14th 2012, 8:02 AM 5,704 Views 22 Comments

SumUp, which helps small businesses take payments using mobile technology, is setting up a customer support centre in Dublin.

Here’s what the Taoiseach’s Department puts on its credit cards
# Credit Cards
# Credit Cards

Here’s what the Taoiseach’s Department puts on its credit cards

Aug 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 18,772 Views 187 Comments

The Department of the Taoiseach ran up credit card bills of almost €25,000 in Enda Kenny’s first year in office.

Column: Hauling bankers to court may be satisfying – but it won’t stop the rot
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Hauling bankers to court may be satisfying – but it won’t stop the rot

Aug 18th 2012, 7:00 PM 62 Views 61 Comments

Instead of our usual witch-hunt we need a serious discussion about the purpose of our banking system, writes Arthur Doohan.

Visa and Mastercard pay out billions over alleged fixing of credit card fees
# Credit Cards
# Credit Cards

Visa and Mastercard pay out billions over alleged fixing of credit card fees

Jul 14th 2012, 10:17 AM 5,813 Views 7 Comments

Millions of merchants in the US had sued the credit card giants over alleged fixing of card use fees.

24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding'
# Cyber Crime
# Cyber Crime

24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding'

Jun 27th 2012, 10:39 AM 4,188 Views 1 Comment

Investigation into theft of credit card and bank account info led to arrests and searches in a dozen countries yesterday.

Around 11,500 AIB credit card customers to be refunded over €3.1m
# AIB
# AIB

Around 11,500 AIB credit card customers to be refunded over €3.1m

Apr 27th 2012, 7:51 AM 5,775 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s biggest bank has apologised for overcharging customers who could now be entitled to refunds averaging €270 per customer.

250 jobs saved with part-sale of MBNA in Carrick-on-Shannon
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

250 jobs saved with part-sale of MBNA in Carrick-on-Shannon

Mar 21st 2012, 1:15 PM 3,440 Views 8 Comments

Bank of America sells off part of the MBNA business in Carrick-on-Shannon, saving 250 of the 650 jobs there.

ESRI: Ireland needs tougher financial regulation
# Consumers
# Consumers

ESRI: Ireland needs tougher financial regulation

Feb 29th 2012, 8:10 AM 1,536 Views 11 Comments

The think-tank says that consumers are paying too much for financial products and taking on too much risk.

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