The switch is on

Careful selection can pay off in more ways than one for those who decide to seek a better deal on their current accounts

17th April, 2010

Thousands of Irish people are changing their current accounts following announcements by Halifax and Postbank that they are winding up their retail banking operations here.

Last February, Bank of Scotland Ireland announced that it was to close its Irish retail banking arm, Halifax, next month with the loss of 750 jobs in 44 branches. Just weeks later, Postbank - the bank jointly owned by An Post and French bank BNP Paribas - said it planned...

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