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Compare Allied Irish Bank (GB) credit cards for January 2023

If you're an existing AIB customer, see if you could boost your spending power with a Visa credit card from AIB's select range.

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Name Product Purchases Balance transfers Annual/monthly fees Representative APR Incentive Link
Allied Irish Bank (GB) Classic Credit Card Visa
22.79%
22.79%
(1.5% fee)
£8 per annum
24.3% APR (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.79% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £8 per annum, your representative rate is 24.3% APR (variable).
Allied Irish Bank (GB) Visa Gold Card
N/A
£75 per annum
N/A (this product is a charge card).

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Approval for any credit card will depend on your status. The representative APRs shown represent the interest rate offered to most successful applicants. Depending on your personal circumstances the APR you're offered may be higher, or you may not be offered credit at all. Fees and rates are subject to change without notice. It's always wise to check the terms of any deal before you borrow.

What is Allied Irish Bank?

A subsidiary of Allied Irish Banks, AIB (GB) is perhaps better known in Britain for its business cards. However, it also offers both charge cards and traditional credit cards for personal use.

Key features and benefits

  • Available to existing AIB customers. You’ll need to be with AIB already to apply for a credit card. You’ll also need to be over 18 and have a regular income.
  • Annual fees. AIB cards tend to come with an annual fee attached, so you should weigh up whether or not this is worth shouldering. If the perks you’d enjoy through using a particular card outweigh the cost of fees, then great, but if they don’t, you could probably find a better deal by shopping around.
  • Introductory interest rates. Many AIB credit cards feature lower interest rates on purchases and/or balance transfers for the first 12 months.
  • Interest-free days. If you clear your balance in full each month, you won’t pay interest on your spending.
  • Emergency cash service (fees and charges may apply). If your card is lost or stolen abroad, AIB provides an emergency cash service (up to US$5,000, subject to your available credit limit) which you can request through its telephone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Being on the Visa network, AIB cards are accepted at tens of millions of locations worldwide, so you can use them for pretty much anything you want. If you need cash on the go, then with a Visa card you’ll be able to access cash from 1.9 million ATMs in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, just remember that credit cards aren’t great for withdrawing cash (or getting cashback at merchants) and you’ll normally incur a cash advance fee for the privilege.

What's the difference between a charge card and regular credit card?

With a charge card, you’re expected to clear your balance in full every month. As such, these cards don’t charge interest, although there are usually harsh fees if you fail to clear your balance. The benefits of charge cards include flexibility over payments (purchases at the start of the billing cycle are paid for at the end of the billing cycle) and in some cases, rewards on your spending. Charge cards can come with a monthly or annual fee attached and do not usually offer purchase protection under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.

How do I apply?

If you’ve compared your options and wish to apply for an AIB card, you’ll need to head to a branch or phone AIB on +44 (0)345 600 5204.

AIB customer reviews

Allied Irish Bank has received generally poor reviews from customers, according to review aggregator Trustpilot. It currently has a rating of 1.9 out of 5, based on more than 120 reviews (updated 17 March 2021). Some customers reported issues with their card being unexpectedly blocked.

Frequently asked questions

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