‘New Year, New You’ spending takes off in first two weeks of January

Spending on gyms up 17% versus last year, sports clubs up 40% Bank of Ireland credit and debit card data for the first two weeks of January reveals that ‘New Year, New You’ spending in gyms and sports clubs shot upwards compared to last January. Many consumers are focusing on fitness and health, with spending on […]

New Extra Help Hub for vulnerable customers and their families and carers launched byBank of Ireland

The Hub will act as a ‘where to next?’ on managing financial affairs for people and families in challenging circumstances Bank’s Vulnerable Customer Unit has handled 30,000 cases since 2019 75% of calls relate to three areas: financial abuse, power of attorney, and support for those who have lost decision making capacity Bank has partnered […]

Savings and Investment Index shows climate change is fastest growing concern

Bank of Ireland’s Savings and Investment Index in Q3 2023 shows that climate change is the fastest growing concern, with almost a quarter of households (23%) now citing it as their number one worry, almost double the level seen in Q4 2022. While inflation continues to be the dominant concern (30% of households), it has […]

Fraudsters using family impersonation to prey on customers during holiday season

A spike in ‘family impersonation’ text messages reported in July 25% increase in customers falling victim to “Hi Mum/Dad” text scams Increase coincides with holiday season, with family members likely to be away from home Never trust text messages – stop, think and check! Bank of Ireland is warning of a high volume of family impersonation […]

Two Tipperary charities to receive Cost of Living Fund donations from Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is donating €1 million through Community Foundation Ireland to organisations supporting those most at risk from cost of living pressures €500k was allocated in January, second allocation of €500k is now being distributed This funding will assist smaller non-profit organisations with grants of up to €10,000 to be allocated immediately Alleviating food […]

Bank of Ireland donates €1 million to cost of living crisis response

Bank of Ireland is donating €1 million to organisations supporting those most at risk from cost of living pressures. The donation will be targeted to a range of groups including children and families at risk, older persons, those with disabilities, lone parents, international protection applicants, and low-income families. The Bank is making €500,000 available immediately with […]

New Fraud Text-Checker service launched as three in four report receiving fake texts

74% of the adult population have received a fraudulent text appearing to be from their bank – up 37% since 2021 Bank of Ireland introduces Text-Checker service for customers to verify texts Cybercrime expert, Professor Mary Aiken advises:  ‘Stop, Think, Check’ A new Text-Checker service to verify if text messages are legitimate has been launched for […]

“Adopt the Zero Trust Principle – Never Trust, Always Verify”

Bank of Ireland research reveals that fraudsters are contributing to the stress of the nation with over 68% of those surveyed worried about being targeted by online fraudsters. Increase in people receiving a fraudulent email, text or call – from 55% to 61%, 2020 to 2021. Cybercrime expert Professor Mary Aiken advises: “We need to adopt the ‘Zero […]

Bank of Ireland warns of ‘unprecedented spike’ in fraud

‘Phishing’ sites, double in one month – up to 20 new fraudulent sites appearing per day Highest ever number of new ‘phishing’ sites recorded this week 184% increase in number of customers targeted by fraudsters to date in 2021 Bank of Ireland has issued a warning to the public advising extra caution around fraudulent text […]

Calling artists and community arts organisations to apply for funding

The second round of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts, has been launched with a call for artists and arts organisations to apply for funding. The all-island Begin Together Arts Fund will make a total of €1 million in arts funding available over three years, awarded to projects that […]

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