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The AIB card reader is a tool designed to torture the people of Ireland

Come back code card. All is forgiven.

“DOES ANYONE HAVE a f*&$ing card reader?”

An anguished cry often heard across this fair land of ours. It’s the cry of desperate people, just trying their best to transfer that €80 for ‘Linda’s Hen’ or the €500 deposit to ‘New Landlord’.

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The AIB card reader, a small calculator-esque device, generates codes using the customer’s debit card to allow for a variety of transactions, most commonly the transfer of money to a new payee.


The most important thing to remember about the card reader is that you can never, ever find one when you need one. You can put it in the most important, the safest, the most foolproof place in the world, yet when you go to retrieve it to transfer €67 for ‘Paintballing Barry’s Stag’ it will no longer be there.

Organised people will know that should you find yourself lacking a card reader you can simply order a new one from AIB for the princely sum of €5.50. It should arrive in three to five working days.

Which is great when you needed to transfer €124 for ‘Aisling Berlin’ by 5pm….

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