Credit card providers in Ireland

Compare these providers in Ireland to find the best credit card for your needs. Whether you’re looking for a 0% purchase card or to transfer your balance from an existing card, we make it easy to find the right card for you.

AIB

AIB

AIB provide full personal and business banking services and offer a range of credit cards for all needs, including the low interest CLICK Visa Card, ‘be’ Visa, Platinum Visa Card, and the AIB Student Card.

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An Post Money

An Post Money

An Post Money offer a banking service that’s available at 900 post offices around Ireland. They offer two cards: the Classic Credit Card that offers 0% on Balance Transfers and the Flex Credit Card, ideal for shopping and making large purchases.

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Avant Money

Avant Money

Avant Money is a digital-only lending platform that offers credit cards. The Avant Money One gives an introductory 0% on purchases and balance transfers and the Avant Money Reward+ offers up to 25% of your interest refunded plus €100 cashback.

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Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland

The Bank of Ireland provides personal and business banking. They offer the widest choice of cards in Ireland; the Aer Credit Card, Classic Credit Card, Platinum Credit Card, Affinity Credit Card and Student Credit Card.

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KBC

KBC

KBC Bank Ireland plc is a ‘digital first’ bank. They offer two cards, the Credit Card with an introductory 0% balance transfer and the Student Credit Card, designed for young people studying.

Permanent TSB

Permanent TSB

Permanent TSB of Ireland is a trustee savings bank offering the ICE Visa Credit Card which has an introductory 0% balance transfer and purchases rate.

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How many credit card providers are there in Ireland?

There are six credit card providers in Ireland.

  • Allied Irish Bank (AIB)
  • An Post
  • Avant Money
  • Bank of Ireland
  • KBC*
  • Permanent TSB

* KBC is only accepting new applications for credit cards until 15th July 2022. Your credit card account may be transferred to the Bank of Ireland when KBC leaves the Irish market. Find out more about changes for KBC customers here.

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Which credit card provider has the longest 0% balance transfer period?

The An Post Credit Card has a 12-month balance transfer period.

Which credit card provider has the longest 0% purchases period?

Bank Of Ireland has 0% for 6 months purchases with their Platinum Advantage, Classic and Aer Credit Cards.

Which credit card provider offers the highest credit limit?

Your credit limit will depend on your credit score and financial history. Find out how credit limits work in our guide.

How much do providers charge for a credit card?

Most providers don’t charge an account fee for your credit card, but you may have to pay an annual or monthly account fee for some premium cards.

All credit card providers in Ireland also have to charge a ‘Government Stamp Duty’ on your credit card account. The current stamp duty rate for credit cards is €30 per year per credit card account.

How do you apply for a credit card?

You can apply for a credit card with your own bank or another provider. If you apply for a credit card with your bank, it will be a simpler process but not automatically the best card for your needs.

The first step is usually an eligibility check. You will need to provide basic income and outgoings information and the provider will let you know whether your application is likely to be accepted.

For the full application, you’ll need to provide further personal and financial information.

For more information about how to apply, visit our Credit Cards page where you can compare all of the best credit card offers and find out how to get a credit card in Ireland.

Compare the best credit cards in Ireland

Find the top 0% purchase & balance transfer deals with our credit card comparison.

Data valid as of 20/06/2022