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Help during COVID-19
We have introduced a comprehensive range of supports for customers during the COVID-19 national emergency. These include payment breaks for mortgages and loans, a priority service in our branches for over-65s and carers and waiving fees for contactless payments.
For more information on these supports please see below:
- If you require 'Help with your mortgage repayments'
If you are concerned you may experience longer term financial pressure and would like to explore additional supports to help you repay your mortgage loan, we are here to discuss this with you. Click here to find out more.
- Personal loan payment break
If you are concerned that you may experience financial pressure and want to explore supports to help you repay your personal loan, please call our arrears team on 01 488 2019 (our lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).
NOTE: If you avail of other supports with us to help you manage your personal loan repayments, this will be treated as forbearance (i.e. a special arrangement) and it will be recorded under your credit records with the Central Credit Register.
- Cocooning and Self-Isolation Supports
From 20 July, we will be removing this emergency support, but we will continue to monitor public health guidance measures closely and will reinstate it if it is needed. If you require any further support, please contact us on 1800 946 146.
- Dedicated support for healthcare workers
To support healthcare workers who are unable to visit our branches during the day, we now have a dedicated phone line 1800 946 146 for all their banking needs open 9.30am to 4.30pm, Mon-Fri.
Alternatively, healthcare workers can ask us to call them outside normal banking hours (6pm-11pm, Mon-Fri, and 10am-4pm on Saturday) by emailing HealthcareStaffQueries@boi.com
- Contactless payments & Visa debit cards
Contactless is a fast, easy and secure way to pay and it may be more hygienic than handling cash.
Contactless fees have been waived (16.03.20) for the duration of the public health emergency and we have increased the contactless limit from €30 to €50 to support customers who want to reduce their contact with cash and avoid typing in their PIN at retailers. The limit change is effective April 1st 2020.
Most of the time, with contactless payments, you just have to tap your card against a contactless terminal.
Look for the contactless symbol on the front or back of your card.
Don’t have a Visa debit card?
Bank of Ireland customers can order a Visa debit card by calling 0818 365365 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday).
Please have your account number to hand when you call.
Find out more about Visa Debit Cards here.
- Online, mobile & phone banking
We understand that you might be self-isolating, cocooning or staying at home during COVID-19.
If you are staying at home, you can still pay bills, transfer money and do your day-to-day banking online, using our mobile app, or by phone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more info on registering for 365 online and phone banking, and for tips on managing your account online, please click here.
If you are already a 365online customer, you can register for the mobile banking app. For more information, click here. You can call our Digital Activation Centre from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on 0818 214 365.
- Standing orders & direct debits & card payments
We understand you might want to cancel or even dispute some payments as you recognise your finances in response to Covid-19. Our new payments tool can help.
Please note that Standing Orders for loan payments cannot be cancelled. If you have been impacted by Covid-19 please contact our Mortgages Payment Break line (01 611 3333) or Personal Loan Payment Break line (1850 222 200 or 01 488 2019). Our lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
For information on branch opening during COVID-19 please click here.
We have changed how we clean our branches in response to COVID-19 replacing our cleaning supplies in all branches with COVID-19 compliant products.
Our ATMs are currently being deep-cleaned twice a day. To find the most convenient ATM for you, as well as the locations of our branches, click here.
Our services are also available through our new Mobile App, Group Website, ATMs and through our contact centre. We also have a dedicated over 65’s phone line 1800 946 146. Branches will continue the provision of prioritised services for over 65s and carers (10am – 11am, Monday – Friday).
For the safety of our customers and colleagues we ask that you only visit a branch for essential business and if you do need to visit please wear a face mask and maintain two metre social distancing.
The number of customers allowed in branch at any one time may be limited, in order to comply with HSE guidelines. No children allowed at any time with the exception of infants in buggies.
- Over 65s and carers
We now offer a priority service in our branches for over-65s and carers from 10-11am, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, over-65s and carers can call our dedicated line on 1800 946 146 (9.30am to 4.30pm, Mon-Fri).
- Accessing your savings
You can make withdrawals and notice requests by phone or online without having to go into your branch. The money will be transferred directly to your current account.
Not yet registered for online, phone or mobile banking?
If you have a current account with us and are not registered for online banking, here is how to get set up on 365online.
To find out more and get set up with phone banking, phone banking, click here.
If you are a Bank of Ireland customer and are already set up on 365 Online, you need to register your accounts to your 365 profile in order to view them on your profile. More detail on how to register an account to your 365 profile is available at boi.com/help; search for ‘register an account on 365’. Alternatively, you can click on the link below for a demonstration video on how to register your account on your 365online profile.
List of deposit accounts you can withdraw money from online or by phone:
Account Name Notice Period Required for Withdrawal Regular Saver accounts MortgageSaver None - you can withdraw your money on demand GoalSaver None - you can withdraw your money on demand Regular Saver None - you can withdraw your money on demand 365 Monthly Saver* None - you can now withdraw your money on demand Custom Saver* None - you can now withdraw your money on demand Demand accounts Variable Rate Call account None - you can withdraw your money on demand Childsave None - you can withdraw your money on demand Notice Accounts 365 31 Day Notice 31 calendar days 31-Day Set Notice Account 31 calendar days 60-Day Set Notice Account 60 calendar days 90-Day Set Notice Account 90 calendar days
*In normal circumstances, a 7 day notice period is required before you can withdraw your money. This requirement is being waived until further notice.
- Life Insurance, Pension & Investments and General Insurance
Our Customer Service team is here to help! However, due to Covid 19 most of our colleagues are now working from home and some of our phone lines may not be open at present. To provide you with the best possible service, we have outlined the ways you can contact our teams at this time.
For information on:
- Protection, Savings and Investments phone (01) 523 9813 or email email@example.com
- Pensions before retirement phone (01) 511 9202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pensions at / after retirement: phone (01) 511 9204 or email email@example.com
- To make a claim on your Life Assurance policy, please contact us by phone (01) 5239810 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The phone lines above are currently open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. You can however email us at any time at the email addresses provided, and we will be in touch as quickly as possible. When emailing us, please include your full name, contact details and policy number (if applicable) with your query. Alternatively, you can contact your Wealth Manager who will be happy to help.
We look forward to helping you.
Further flexible options for you
We want to assure our customers that we will do all we can to support you at this time. Most of our products offer flexibility if you need support over the coming months. Please contact your Wealth Manager who will be happy to take you through the options available to you. Or if you have any queries, please call us on 01-523 9813 or email us on email@example.com and we will be happy to help you.
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