Whether you are already in Ireland or coming to work in UCD from overseas, you may wish to open a digital bank account. There are several options available, however please note that UCD is not endorsing any particular banking option.
It provides you with an Irish IBAN so you can get paid into your Money Jar account plus pay all of your day-to-day bills. In addition you can make mobile and online payments with your MJ Mastercard. To open an account with Money Jar, you need a valid government issued identification document (from any country) and an Irish postal address (to receive your card in the post, it doesn’t have to be your permanent residential address), and you’ll have a digital current account set up in minutes. All Money Jar client funds are held in a tier 1 Irish bank and are fully regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
You can sign up from anywhere in the world by downloading the Money Jar app from your smart phone app store. UCD employees can use the sign-up code 71677 and indicate they work in UCD to set up an account and obtain a special UCD offer from Money Jar - Money Jar - Employee Information
N26 is a mobile bank, helping you manage your bank account on-the-go, track your expenses and set aside money in real-time. Open yours in minutes right from your smartphone. N26 has been operating with a full European banking licence since 2016, and is governed by the same laws and regulations as any other bank. This means that your funds are protected up to €100,000 by the German Deposit Protection Scheme—and that your money and N26 bank account are secure. N26's fully digital current account can be opened remotely using your ID and they don't require any confirmation that you are working in UCD. Find out more on the N26 website.