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What is a current account?

A current account allows you to withdraw money at any time. This is for day to day transactions.


Define Lodge and Withdraw?

Put money into a bank account.
Take money out of a bank account.


Name 5 examples of current account services?

Pay Path
Bank Draft
Debit Card


What does ATM stand for and how do you withdraw money from someone’s account?

Automated Teller Machine, to withdraw money you need the correct card and PIN (Personal identification number) must be entered.


What three other services does an ATM provide?

Check your balance
Pay Bills
Get Credit


What is the difference between Debit Card and Credit Card?

With a Debit Card you are spending your own money and with a credit card you are spending the Credit Card company’s money and than owe them money.


What is a Cheque?

A written instruction to a bank to pay a stated sum of money from your bank account to a named person.


What happens if there is not enough money in the account to pay the cheque?

Then the Cheque bounces and the payment cannot be made both people involved are charged.


What is Credit Transfer?

Allows you to transfer money from your bank account to another person’s bank account.


What is Paypath?

Electronically way of transferring wages from an employer’s bank account to an employee’s bank account.


What is the advantage of PayPath for Employer and Employee?

Advantages for Employer: Safer for Employer who no longer needs to handle large amounts of cash on payday.
Advantages for Employee’s: Saves employee time as the money is already in the bank account.


What is an Overdraft?

Permission to withdraw more money than you have in your account.


What are the advantages and Disadvantages of Overdraft?

Convenient to pay for household items in the short term.
High Interest is charged.


What is the difference between a Standing Order and a Direct Debit?

A Standing Order is a regular fixed amount of money sent to a stated persons bank account.
A direct Debit is a variable amount of money sent from your bank account to a stated persons bank account anytime.


What do you need to prove before opening a current account?

To open a current account you must have:
Proof of Identity
Proof of Address (Bill)
Employment Status
Sample Signature


How do you Lodge money into a current account?

Electronic Lodgement (e.g. PayPath, Credit Transfer)
or fill in a lodgment slip and give it to a cashier.


How do you withdraw money from an account?

ATM with card and valid PIN up to a limit of €500-€600.
Complete a withdrawal slip
Use a Debit Card
Credit Transfer Online
Writing a cheque
Direct Debit and Standing Order.


What is Online banking? What services does it provide?

Online banking allows people to access their current accounts online. Set up Standing Orders and Direct Debits, Credit Transfer, View Transactions, View your balance, Access Account Details.


What is Foreign Exchange?

This involves banks converting euro currency into other foreign currencies like sterling, dollar and Yen.


What is the Exchange Rate?

This is the rate at which money from one country can be changed for money from another. The rate is based on how much of the money is printed.


How do you convert to other currencies and then back from other currencies?

When changing to a foreign currency multiply by the sell rate.
When changing a foreign currency back to euro divide by the buy rate.


What is a deposit account?

A savings account which can’t be opened until after a certain amount of time.


What does DD stand for?

Direct Debit


What does SO stand for?

Standing order.


What does INET stand for?



What does DR in a balance column mean?

A negative amount of money in the account.


What does POS stand for? What is used for this transaction?

Point of sale. Debit card.