Compare lenders in Ireland
We compare banks and lenders in Ireland to allow to you find the best personal and home improvement loans.
AIB provide full personal and business banking services and offer a range of loans including personal loans, home improvement loans and car loans at competitive rates. Online loans can be approved within 3 hours.
Where can you get a loan in Ireland?
Loans are available from banks, building societies and finance companies. You can also apply for a loan with other lenders like the Credit Union which offers low interest rates and similar terms.
There are six main loan providers in Ireland which you can view using our free loan comparison tool.
- An Post Money
- Avant Money
- Bank of Ireland
- Permanent TSB
How to compare lenders
Our comparison tool and loans calculator allows you to compare each lender using your required loan amount and repayment term.
Compare the following features for each lender to help you choose the cheapest loan.
- Typical APR (Annual Percentage Rate)
- Total repayment
- Monthly cost
Choosing the right lender
The best lender for you will depend on your financial circumstances and credit rating. Here are several things you can do to make sure you are using the best lender for your borrowing needs.
- Check for any exclusive rates with your current bank: Some lenders offer favourable rates or exclusive loan products for existing customers. It’s worth checking out interest rates from your own bank or building society first.
- Check eligibility criteria: To qualify for a loan, you must be over 18 and a resident of the Republic of Ireland. A lender will decide whether you’re eligible for a loan based on repayment capacity, financial status, and a credit check with the Central Credit Register (CCR) but approval may differ depending on the lender’s individual criteria.
- Use a loans calculator: The interest rate and total cost of your loan will depend on how much you borrow and how long for. Use our loans calculator to find out the lender’s typical APR and loan costs based on your specific borrowing needs.
- Compare typical interest rates: The lender will set the interest rate based on your ability to repay and credit history, however, you can get a fair idea of what the interest rate will be by looking at the ‘typical APR’. This indicates the interest rate given to the majority of customers.
- Find out about extra fees and charges: Some lenders may charge set up fees or early repayment fees. Late payment or missed payment fees will also differ between lenders. Check out the fine print before you apply so there are no surprises later on.
- Check the lender is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland: All lenders have to be regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. You can check whether your lender is regulated by using the Central Bank of Ireland’s Financial Service Provider Register Search.