DUBLIN’S POST OFFICE PRESENTS THE OPTION TO OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT. CHECK OUT HERE!
If you need to open a bank account in Dublin, you may have come across Bank of Ireland and AIB as options. But in this article, we are going to present you with another alternative to open a bank account, the Smart Account, which is linked to An Post, the official Post Office of Ireland. Check out the information below!
A Post Smart Account is a current account with a BIC and IBAN, and a Mastercard debit card issued by the Irish Post Office. It is possible to use the card in Post Offices, ATMs, stores and online, for example, besides being able to receive your monthly salary in this account, since it is part of an official service from the Irish government.
To open an account you need:
- To be 16 years old or older;
- To reside in the Republic of Ireland;
- Provide proof of name and proof of address;
- Fill out the account request form and take it to the Post Office.
PROOF OF NAME:
- European driver’s license.
A PROOF OF ADDRESS:
- Any bill that has your name (e.g.: Internet);
- A bank statement;
- Letter from the Revenue / Department of Social Protection
Note: These documents must have been issued within the last six months. For more information about the documents required, you can call 01-705-8000.
Once you have these documents, sign up online or get a registration form from any branch of the Post Office. Alternatively, you can download the form here. Fill out the form and take it with the rest of the required documents to a Post Office. The card will be delivered within 5 to 7 working days.
The costs to maintain the account start from € 5.00 per month, including electronic transactions, online payments, credit transfers, direct debits in the Eurozone and one withdrawal per week. See the full rate table here.