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AIB and BoI look at blocking lodgements to online bookies

Move would mimic British banks which allows customers to block themselves from gambling transactions

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
24th November, 2019
The Irish banks said that they are reviewing the ways in which they protect vulnerable customers. (Pic: Getty)

AIB and Bank of Ireland are considering following British banks by allowing customers to block themselves from lodging money into online bookmakers.

The Irish banks said that they are reviewing the ways in which they protect vulnerable customers.

HSBC recently announced that British customers can block all gambling transactions on their accounts, and only remove the exclusion after a 24-hour cooling off period.

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