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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Payments

Last year
# Survey
Irish businesses divided on going cashless within a decade
The counties most confident of this transition are Dublin (55%) and Galway (51%).
# Anti-Fraud
Tougher rules for online card payments could affect customer subscriptions going through
Higher security standards will come into effect for certain card payments from tomorrow.
All time
Over 437,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.
Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates to remain in place until 31 March
Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme rates will also remain in place.
# Budget 2021
Call for PUP recipients under 25 to have higher rate of payment restored
More than 210,000 people received the payment for the week ending 3 October.
# Delay
Bank of Ireland says customers have received payments after earlier delay
The bank has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
# Payments
Central Bank 'made clear' expectations for bank transparency about mortgage breaks, governor says
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said yesterday he doesn’t ‘fully trust’ the banks not to try to profit during the pandemic.
# Tapping
Almost €600 million spent on contactless payments in May
The contactless limit was increased to €50 in April in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
# Payments
Teenager arrested over suspected fraud was allegedly receiving six separate Covid-19 unemployment payments
The man is currently being detained at Mullingar Garda Station.
# claims
Decision due soon on extending Covid-19 unemployment payment, says minister
As people return back to work, the minister said he will look at the data on the number of claims.
# Coronavirus
Slight fall in number of Covid-19 unemployment payments for second week in a row
Workers who previously received the payment are advised to close their claim on the day they return to work.
# Helping out
Mayo GAA suspend levy payments to clubs due to Covid-19 crisis
The suspension will cover the months of March and April before then being reviewed.
# Future of finance
From apps to taps: Where Ireland sits in the march toward a cashless society
Early adoption is led by the Nordics and Asia as infrastructure and societal acceptance plays catch up.
# Future Focus
Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money
Your eyes and fingerprints are about to become a crucial part of how you pay for things.
# Stormy Weather
Businesses refused insurance to get 'quick' payments for severe weather flood damage
The scheme is for businesses and organisations who have been refused insurance.
# Payments
'Nobody will be left short': Magdalene Laundry redress to be extended to survivors blocked from compensation
Lump sum and pension payments will be made to the women affected.
# atm queues
Visa apologises for card issues, says services are 'operating at close to normal levels'
Large queues had formed at ATMs earlier.
# Courts
Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments
Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.
# Future Focus
No more queues, no more supermarket aisles: The future of the Big Shop
Supermarkets as we know them could become a thing of the past.
# Closer Look
Tax authorities investigate payments from Barca to Messi's foundation
They’re suspicious that payments from the club may have been used to help the player evade taxes
# Delayed
Nearly 3,000 fuel allowance payments delayed after technical glitch
The Department of Social Protection said it was investigating the matter.
# Social Protection
County breakdown: Government paid out over €4 million to help cover costs of funerals
Exceptional needs payments can be made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme.
# Payments
Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government
Health Minister Simon Harris said his department is examining how to roll out a vaccination compensation programme.
# moo idea
Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage
A new pilot programme will see recipients able to apply for four weeks of training as dairy operatives.
# Payments
RTÉ says it has not introduced 'secret bonuses' to staff
This was on foot of a report this morning.
# Receiving Cash
Nama has paid over €115 million to receivers since the property crash
Grant Thornton has received €17.28 million for its work in the area.
# rockin' cashless
Apple Pay is now available in Ireland
You can now tap your iPhone like a contactless card.
# Fraud
Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare
The Department of Social Protection received over 20,000 reports of welfare fraud from members of the public up to the end of November.
# Direct Debit
Ulster Bank customers report mortgage direct debit problems
The bank says it is ‘working to resolve’ the issue.
'We need to weed out bogus disability claims for the people that really need it'
Aaron McKenna writes that people who truly need the disability payment are suffering at those that are scamming.
# Election 2016
Here's how Micheál Martin justifies his €30k salary top-up
The Irish Independent says this places his salary at €117,258.
# Overtime
Hundreds of gardaí left out of pocket before Christmas due to payment delays
Whole districts across the country have not received their unsocial hours allowances on time.
# Blank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland says all customers should now have wages in their accounts
The bank has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
# toddle along
Even more people have paid their water bills - but it's just over half of customers
New figures received by Paul Murphy also shed new light on the situation.
PayPal is trying to reduce the awkwardness of asking friends for money back
Although there are no “firm plans” to bring to Irish users yet.
# ervia
Revealed: Less than half of Irish Water customers have paid their bills
New figures emerged tonight.
# post no bills
UPC blasted for cutting post office bill payments
Customers are being written to at the moment – but the cut-off for An Post payments happens next week.
# it makes cents
Charities really don't want to see one and two cent coins scrapped
There are €35 million of the coins lying around.
# earning your stripes
The Irish-owned company that's shaking up payments could be worth €4.5 billion soon
If the talks are successful, Stripe’s valuation would have increased by €2.9 billion in the space of 15 months.
# How Much??
Here is what your mortgage would cost you in Europe
As has been pointed out in recent weeks, we don’t exactly get the best deal over here.