Gareth O’Callaghan

This morning.

Further to complaints yesterday about the Allied Irish Bank charging their customers, who have less than €2,500 in their accounts, quarterly fees…

Former radio and TV presenter Gareth O’Callaghan tweetz:

Previously: Some Are Sicker Than Others

A Mother’s Love

18 thoughts on “Begin Again

  1. GiggidyGoo

    I’m sure Brian Hayes will be glad to give an answer. Maybe a bit of highlighting this by Gareth’s former workmates wouldn’t be too much to ask either – shed or no shed.

  2. Scundered

    Begin is the motto of bank of Ireland, not AIB, as I worked on that particular campaign

    1. Darren

      That begin is the motto of one or it other bank has no real worth to this public posting. The bank is rightly ring called out for its practices and there is room only to accept their apology and allow them to call it an oversight if they must. Then we can begin as a shared interest. Advertising ploys not withstanding

      1. Scundered

        Darren, in case it slipped over your head the post links a strap line of a bank to the charging of fees, which is not the case with bank of Ireland so the post makes no sense, currently you have no fees to pay in bank of ireland if you have 3000 in your account. Or else please state your gripe with bank of Ireland.

        Clarity is important.

    2. class wario

      your perennial bitterness on here is explained by having to put up with endless bank marketing scutter

  3. Darren

    That begin is the motto of one or it other bank has no real worth to this public posting. The bank is rightly ring called out for its practices and there is room only to accept their apology and allow them to call it an oversight if they must. Then we can begin as a shared interest. Advertising ploys not withstanding

  4. V

    Not three weeks ago all the papers featured pics of Francesca and the boys
    Going up the steps in to the Dept of Finance to meet the acting Minister for Finance
    And again on exiting the meeting

    A Single agenda item
    Increasing bank fees

    And there was eff mention beyond the papped photos

    AIB and BOI had already promised circa 400million plus dividends to their upcoming AGMs (now cancelled)
    And still got the Ministerial ok
    – and I’d love to know what motions they were looking to get over the line with those dividend shaped Carrots but anyways

    Meanwhile their lobbyist in chief Brian Hayes is never off the telly or the wireless
    And that’s to make sure you don’t hear a word from any of the cooperative banking movement

    Interesting times indeed
    Especially when people decide to only notice what’s already been done and dusted

    Here’s one for ye
    How the eff did the Central Bank and the Dept of Finance give approval for a dividend to be paid whilst they are still exempt from CT
    Huh

    Suckers!

    1. Cian

      As a 71% owner of AIB – does the State get 71% of the €400million?

      Why would BofI need ministerial approval? they repaid in full all moneys owed + interest to the State.

      1. V

        If they are in a position to pay dividends then they are in a position to return to paying Corporation Tax on their taxable profits

        And then pay a dividend from their tax paid surplus available for distribution

        They sought Ministerial approval to up their fees
        To help them generate more profit
        currently – Tax free
        To distribute

        I dunno Cian
        Why don’t you tell me why they need the Ministerial stamp to up their bank fees while they remain exempt from CT?

  5. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

    Did Gareth O’Callaghan bring Mrs browns boys to the public?
    Charge him double!

  6. Cian

    “They then hit me for €40 in bank charges. I get €208.50 per week from the state. ”
    €40 is a quarterly charge. €208 is weekly =~ €2,700/quarter..

    1. class wario

      It is (on top of the penalty fees he mentioned which you excluded) still a fairly chunky and unexpected hit for people living on that sum when you factor in other obligations they may have. They don’t just have a cool 3 grand resting in their account.

  7. LuvinLunch

    As I always say about the banks: We sold our house at a lost of €120,000 in 2016 having bought in 2006.

    The banks took not one penny of that loss. How I hate the banks.

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