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Easiest way to send and receive money in Ireland?

  • 21-07-2022 7:14am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,561 ✭✭✭

    Is this the right forum for this question?

    Posting an item to a friend via tracked post, and to get payment before hand, I was going to send him a paypal link.

    But with all the "send money to a friend easily" advertisements I hear, is there a better way?

    Is there a more popular way to send/receive money with the hassle of sending someone your IBAN number?

    In physics we trust....


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭Gooser14

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,561 ✭✭✭Sugar_Rush

    I actually just downloaded that.

    Is this reliable?

    Seems so easy to use I have to question that. You just input your e-mail and suddenly you can manage large amount of cash.

    In physics we trust....

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,633 ✭✭✭dotsman

    Depends on where in the world your friend is. Paypal is the easiest globally. If more local (Ireland/UK etc), if you both have Revolut, then that's easier again.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,561 ✭✭✭Sugar_Rush

    I'm just familiarizing myself with revolut.

    Going through youtube tutorials, most are focused on investment.

    To withdraw money I have to add my own bank account the transfer list?

    And apparently my card is "not accepted, try a different card" (visa).

    I'll probably figure this out shortly but when it comes to money certainty is good, so if anyone has a quick run down of how to use revolut for depositing/withdrawing, sending/receive money in Ireland?

    Then I'll cross check it with online instruction and do the damn thing with good assurance.

    In physics we trust....

  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭macvin

    What's the problem with sending your IBAN to someone? Where's the hassle in that?

    You are fumbling with opening a revolut bank account and sending them all you id and address details, but think sending someone your IBAN is a hassle?

    I just don't understand this

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭Hooked

    Revolut is very handy once you both have it up and running. Instant transfers 'phone to phone' via the app. Think of it as a bank. You link cards or accounts to it. They offer loans, etc... but I use it to fire smalll money between friends (soccer, pints, meals out). Then use the virtual card in app or physical card to spend whats on the card/in the account. My wife and I use this regularly now to split bills/shopping/etc... and we leave the joint account alone.

    Paypal is just as handy - just use the friends and family option and ensure your email is cut/pasted/shared - so there are no errors!

    Or use your bank/IBAN - arrives next day I think? Again - copy and pase the info, to avoid errors or missing digits.