€7m extra for Halifax

Halifax could squeeze another €7million in charges out of Irish customers - even as it shuts down its operation here.

The UK-based bank will close all its Irish accounts on June 18 and is offering payment schemes to those with big credit card balances

But consumer website Bonkers.ie said for punters with the national average of €1,300 on their cards, the scheme will mean forking out another €229 in interest.

The site's cash boffins estimate this could mean €7million in extra revenue for Halifax.

A Bonkers.ie spokesman added people can do better by switching to another credit card.

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