List of banks that issue credit cards in Ireland


Currently our staff has been unable to locate a lender that offers secured or unsecured cards to subprime borrowers. However, that does not mean that they will not be offering these types of credit cards in the future or that they do not currently exist. We have compiled a list of banks and financial institutions that lend in Ireland. To see if you can obtain a secured or unsecured credit card for bad credit, no credit or poor credit, please contact the financial institution of your choice and ask them what their current lending criteria is and explain your situation before you apply. To improve your chances of getting approved for a credit card it is recommended to open a checking or savings account first with the bank you will be applying with. Also make sure you clear up any old debt in collections or any debt that is currently past due.

AIB American Express
Bank of Ireland EBS
First Active
GE Money
National Irish Bank
One Direct
permanent tsb
Tesco Personal Finance
Ulster Bank

Although all information has been written in good faith and reviewed, please email us at [email protected] to report any inaccuracies. We would also like to hear from you if know of any banks or financial institutions that offer credit cards that are either secured or unsecured for people with a bad credit to limited credit history in Ireland. Your feedback is appreciated by both us and our readers.