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Has anybody bought a bank draft recently?

  • 06-10-2021 5:24am
    Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭ Gillman1998

    I need a bank draft for €175 and it’s turning into a farce. My bank, BOI, only does them for €500 upwards. It appears that other banks require you to be a customer. I’m just wondering if anybody has experienced this and is there a way around it, apparently postal order isn’t acceptable in this case, only bank draft.

    Any thoughts gratefully received.


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,574 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat

    What's wrong with an electronic transfer?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,490 ✭✭✭ wench

    They have previously posted that they will make an exception for the naturalisation fee.

  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭ Gillman1998

    Thanks Wench, that is fantastically helpful, really appreciate it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭ Gillman1998

    Thanks, not acceptable apparently, unbelievable.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,731 ✭✭✭ BBM77

    I did a few months ago. With the Bank of Ireland, having to go into the The Quay is just painful these days in general. It is so bad it is hard to believe. I am not even exaggerating the last time I was in there, old people were having to sit down and people letting them go ahead of them in the queue because they looked like they were going to faint, it was literally that bad.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭ Gillman1998

    Brilliant! Rang BOi who confirmed the exception so thank you so much, saved me a load of grief

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,169 ✭✭✭ scout353

    Just another example of how the banks do not want to see customers in their premises!

    They cited a 60% drop in business coming through the door as a reason for shutting all the branches last week - yet they caused that by forcing customers to use online banking and having very limited counter service!

    I am not a customer of BOI but AIB and when I went into the branch they had a staff member outside directing customers to use the machines!

    Beggars belief really!

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,163 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78

    fairly understandable really, we ve been leaving them walk all over us for decades now, they only truly want our deposits and our need for loans, but nothing else, the sector has become a joint parasite!