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Bank of Ireland Banking

The Bank of Ireland banking range is not as wide as some of the larger high street banks- you won't find insurances or credit cards here, for example (at least, not the mainland Britain service). As primarily a business bank, the personal banking service grew out of the demand for personal services from its existing business clients, and as such whilst you will find fewer options here there are some impressive options (particularly foreign currency accounts) which may save you money. Remember also that very few of us actually buy all our financial services from the same company anyway.
The basic account is Card Saver, which has no credit facility but unlike most basic accounts allows you to access up to a very high £500 per day. That said, if you've got that sort of money, you might want to put it somewhere that earns better interest. The Freeway current account is a standard current account but is still only open to those with a minimum £20,000 salary mandated directly into the account. There are additional savings accounts all of which have either high barriers to entry or cash retrieval, and are only an option for serious savers. The Bank of Ireland banking option is only worth while if you have a fair amount of cash to commit, and you want to keep some in the account at all times.

Furthermore, best deals are reserved for existing BOI customers- particularly businesses. Fees are also very high- unlike most banks which offer free banking, you'll only receive free banking if there's £250 or more in your account. Stopping a cheque costs £7.50 (not bad), extra statements are £3, drafts are £10, but even setting up a direct debit attracts a charge of £2.50.

All in all, unless you already have a business relationship with BOI, you can probably get a better deal on the high street.