Account holders at Richie Boucher's Bank of Ireland will, as of 21 February, have to keep a €3,000 quarterly balance and make at least nine payments online or by phone to avoid regular fees and charges of 28c per transaction.
Bank charges at AIB, meanwhile, are a sensitive issue after the bank had to pay a €2m fine – the largest ever levied on a retail bank – to the Central Bank last month for charging irregularities