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Are there Irish Credit Cards with reward offers?

I received this e-mail query today:

I’m hoping this may be something you have looked into, are there any Credit Cards available through the Irish banks that offer rewards such as 1% cashback on purchases?

It appears to be quite common abroad, but haven’t heard any offers locally.

It’s not something that Value Ireland has specifically followed up on, but the best I can find at the moment is this post on AskAboutMoneyCredit Card Deals – Rewards and Cash.

I personally don’t know of any other credit cards in Ireland that provide such a cash back facility. As mentioned in the mail, it’s fairly common in other countries. I worked for Morgan Stanley in London who provide it on their Platinum Credit Card. It’s also something that the MoneySavingExpert in the UK provides some good research on.

Pity we don’t have enough competition (strong enough, rather than pure numbers of competitors) for such offers to take hold in the Irish market. (Leaving aside the arguments for and against using credit cards in the first place).

3 comments On Are there Irish Credit Cards with reward offers?

  • Our expectations are so low these days that an offer along the lines of “We don’t hire a specialist team to research new ways of screwing more money out of you” probably counts as a reward in Ireland.

  • The AIB “John Rocha” Platinum card offer cashback

  • Amex used to offer their Blue credit card in Ireland via BoI, this had very good terms, 1% cash back. They’ve withdrawn the card now but they still sell it in the UK. The terms of the AIB Platinum card are rubbish in comparison, you only get 0.5% back after you’ve spent 5k in one year. Boo!
    If anyone knows of another company introducing a decent cash back card in Ireland then let us know!

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