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‘When it comes to people and their money, many bank customers here still like having the option of having a branch they can physically call into.’

‘When it comes to people and their money, many bank customers here still like having the option of having a branch they can physically call into.’

We are staggeringly bad at it: figures from the Central Bank show that just 3,600, or 0.06 per cent, of the State’s 5.2 million banking customers, switched their current account in the first half of the year.

It’s not because we’re all so happy with our providers that we’re not switching; bank charges have risen steadily and insidiously over the past number of years as competition departed the market.

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