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AIB Student Account for 2nd Level Students

The AIB Student Account gives you instant access and control over your money. It is designed to fit in with the way you live your life. You can use the account for your day-to-day needs and you can also use it to save some money for the future.

The benefits of the AIB Student Account include:

Banking Free of Maintenance and Transaction Fees

You will not be charged account maintenance and transaction fees.

Other Charges still apply. Please see our booklet 'A Guide to Fees and Charges for Personal Accounts' for details.

AIB Debit Card option

The AIB Debit Card lets you make purchases at Point of Sale (POS) and cash withdrawals at ATMs in Ireland and abroad. You can also use it to shop online or pay for goods and services over the phone.

All Student Account holders over the age of 16 years can apply for an AIB Debit Card without Parental consent. However, Parental/ Guardian consent is required for an AIB Debit Card if you are under 16 years of age.

With the AIB Debit Card you can do the following transactions:

Point of Sale (POS)

  • Make purchases at point of sale (POS) in Ireland and abroad
  • Withdraw up to EUR100 cash back from the available account balance as part of your purchase transaction at selected retail outlets*

    *Cash back amount at retailer's discretion

  • Shop online or pay for goods and services over the phone.


  • Use your card for cash withdrawals from ATMs in Ireland and worldwide (up to a daily limit of EUR600). Please note: at some ATM's abroad, particularly in non European locations, the daily cash withdrawal limit may be reduced to EUR250 or less.
  • Top up at any Meteor, O2, eMobile, Three OR Vodafone mobile with 083, 085, 086 and 087 prefixes only
  • Change your PIN at most AIB Banklink ATMs.

AIB will pay the annual Government Stamp Duty on your AIB Debit Card

  • AIB Debit Card: Government stamp duty of EUR2.50 per card applies where the card is used for either an ATM/In Branch transaction or a Point of Sale transaction, and EUR5.00 per card applies where the card is used for both.

Government Stamp Duty is payable annually in January in respect of your AIB Debit Card. All Customers holding an AIB Debit Card are liable for Government Stamp Duty which is paid by the Bank at debit of the Student Account. The Bank will pay this Government Stamp Duty for you annually from January 2008 while you are at second level education and hold an AIB Student Account. Once you leave second level education the Bank will no longer pay this Government Stamp Duty for you. The Bank may decide to discontinue paying the Government Stamp Duty but we will tell you at least one month in advance of doing so.

Commission-Free Foreign Exchange

There are no commission charges when you buy or sell foreign currency notes.

In order to receive this benefit you must identify yourself as an AIB Student Account holder and request the benefit at the time

Foreign Currency Fees and Charges are detailed in our 'Schedule of International Transaction Charges' brochure. This brochure is available from any AIB branch and online at

AIB Phone & Internet Banking

  • Need to top up your mobile phone?
  • Want to know if you have enough money to buy that new CD?
  • Need to check that you got paid from your part-time job?

AIB Phone & Internet Banking provides access to your AIB Student Account all year round.

Register today and be able to check how much cash is in your account from anywhere in the world. Find out more about AIB Phone & Internet Banking by visiting, calling us on 0818 724 724, or dropping into any AIB branch.

AIB Mobile Banking

AIB Mobile Banking lets you manage your money on the move. You can check your balances, transfer money, pay bills and even top up your mobile on your smartphone.

With AIB Mobile Banking you can

  • Check your account balances.
  • View recent transactions and payments on your account.
  • Transfer funds between your own accounts.
  • Transfer funds to third party accounts in the Republic of Ireland*.
  • Pay your bills*.
  • Top Up a mobile phone (Vodafone, O2, Meteor, eMobile and Three).
  • View and reuse recent Mobile Top Ups.

*Accounts must be pre set up on AIB Phone & Internet Banking.

To access AIB Mobile Banking you must be a registered user of AIB Phone & Internet Banking.

For other AIB Internet Banking features (i.e. International Payments) you will need to access the full AIB Internet Banking service from your browser.

AIB Mobile Top Up

There are five ways you can top up your mobile phone using your AIB Student Account.

You can use

1. An AIB ATM.
2. Top Up any Meteor, O2, Vodafone, eMobile or Three prepaid mobile phone Online through AIB Internet Banking
3. AIB Phone Banking
4. AIB Mobile Banking
5. AIB Top Up by Text which allows you top up your mobile with a free text message, even if your phone is out of credit! ^
For further information, call into your local AIB branch or log on to

^ Top Up by Text is available to Meteor, O2 and Vodafone customers with 083, 085, 086, 087 and 089 prefixes only.

How do I open an AIB Student Account?

  • The AIB Student Account is available to students between the ages of 12 and 18 years who are in part time or full time second level education in Ireland. The Bank may at its discretion extend the benefits of Student Accounts to other customers.
  • You will need to complete an account opening form and if you are under 16 years of age this must be signed by a Parent/ Guardian. The Parent/ Guardian of the student must call into their local AIB branch, confirming their request for an AIB Debit Card on the account if the student is under 16 years of age. The Parent/ Guardian must be aware that they have no authority to amend the card details except for cancelling the card (if the student is under 16 years).The card must be cancelled at the branch or written instruction to the branch.
  • The customer must be the beneficial owner of all funds lodged to the AIB Student Account.
  • In order to comply with legislation to combat money laundering and terrorist financing you will need to provide AIB with photo ID and proof of address or get a letter from your school on headed notepaper confirming your name, address and date of birth. If you cannot provide any of the above, please talk to us.

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