Raisin offering up to €100 bonus interest to savers
Daragh Cassidy
Head Writer

The increasingly popular savings platform is offering new customers bonus interest for a limited time.

At the moment Irish households have over €150 BILLION resting on deposit with Irish banks. A record high. But the majority of the money is in accounts that pay little to no interest. This is despite the fact that savings rates have improved dramatically over the past 18 months.

Whether it’s due to apathy, laziness, or a lack of knowledge about the better rates on offer, it seems Irish people are unwilling to move their money into higher yielding savings accounts. Much to the delight of the Irish banks!  

If you’re one of the many people who have yet to put their savings to good use, then perhaps this new offer from Raisin might be enough to encourage you to do something with your hard-earned money. 

But first a reminder...

Who is Raisin?

Raisin is an online marketplace for savings products across Europe that is based in Germany.

Through its online platform, it allows Irish savers to easily access savings products from banks elsewhere in Europe whose rates are generally better than those on offer from Irish banks.

For example, Raisin is currently offering fixed rates of up to 3.50% from some of its partner banks whereas the best fixed rate on offer from PTSB is now just 2.75%.

All Raisin’s partner banks are covered by the deposit guarantee scheme and best of all the service is free to consumers, meaning there are no hidden fees or charges for accessing the service.

What's on offer?

As well as offering better interest rates, for a limited time Raisin is also offering up to €100 bonus interest to new customers. 

The amount of bonus interest will depend on how much you deposit.  

Opening balance 

Bonus interest 

€5,000 to €19,999

€25

€20,000 to €49,999

€50

€50,000 to €84,999

€75

€85,000+

€100

How to qualify for the bonus

As with any offer there are a few terms and conditions that you need to meet. 

  • The offer is only available to NEW customers who sign up to a Raisin account before 15th June. So if you’re an existing customer or Raisin, this offer doesn’t apply unfortunately - even if you deposit more money into your account.  
  • You must use the promotional code RAISINBANK100 when registering for your new Raisin account. 
  • Once you’ve signed up to Raisin you must open a savings account and deposit a minimum of €5,000 before 30th June.
  • You must choose a deposit account with a term of at least six months. 

Other options 

There are of course other savings options for your money. 

Trade Republic, a German digital investment platform, is offering customers in Ireland 4% interest on any uninvested cash up to €50,000. N26, the German online-only bank that's a big competitor to Revolut, recently launched an instant access savings account offering up to 4% interest. And AIB has a two-year fixed rate offering just over 3%. 

Finally Bunq, the Dutch online-only bank, offers customers an instant access rate of 2.46%.

In short there are lots of options out there for your money. So don't leave it lying around in an account where it's earning almost nothing. 

Head to our savings comparison page today to compare rates from all the main providers in just minutes and start getting a better return on your money.