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What services are available?

We've introduced the option to access a number of Ulster Bank services at An Post outlets across Ireland so banking with us is even easier.

Cash lodgements

For both Personal and Non-Personal customers, you use a barcoded personalised credit slip or your Debit Card.

All customers that use credit books for their banking services will need to order a new barcoded credit book to use An Post services.

Cheque lodgements

For both Personal and Non-Personal customers using a barcoded personalised credit slip.

All customers that use credit books for their banking services will need to order a new barcoded credit book to use An Post services.

 

The option to lodge cheques is available at designated An Post outlets only.

 

Find out where you can lodge cheques

 

Pay your Ulster Bank Credit Card

Personal Customers can pay their Ulster Bank Credit Card with any Debit Card using either the barcoded bill payment slip attached to your bill or your Ulster Bank Credit Card.

Using an An Post outlet
  • The level of service may differ at each An Post outlet as the Cheque lodgement option is available at designated An Post outlets only and is subject to different cut-off times depending on the outlet
  • Transactions carried out at An Post will take longer to be credited to your account, than if they were made in an Ulster Bank branch
  • Cash lodged through An Post (Personal and Non-personal customers) will be credited to your Ulster Bank account within 2 hours if lodged in An Post before 3:30pm. Cash lodgements received after this time will be credited by 10am on the next business day

More on using An Post services

  • Personal customers can lodge up to €4,999 per cash transaction (lodgements or credit card bill payments)
  • Non-personal customers can lodge up to €49,999 per cash transaction (pre-notification to An Post may be required for cash amounts over €4,999)
  • Cheques lodged through An Post (Personal and Non-personal customers) will be credited to your Ulster Bank account on the next business day. Cheques lodged on a Saturday will be credited on Tuesday (or Wednesday if Monday is a Bank Holiday)
  • Payments to Credit Cards (available for Personal customers only) will be credited to your account on the next business day. Credit Card payments made on a Saturday will be credited on Tuesday (or Wednesday if Monday is a Bank Holiday)
  • New barcoded credit books will replace existing Ulster Bank credit books and can be used in both Ulster Bank branches and An Post outlets
  • Cash and cheques must be lodged as separate transactions in An Post, and not together on the same barcoded personalised credit slip
  • Personal customers are not charged for using An Post services
  • For Non-personal customers using An Post, the separation of cash and cheque lodgements means that a manual transaction charge will be generated for each credit slip used. Our Standard Business Current Account transaction fees apply - please see our brochure 'A Guide to Business Current Account Fees' or visit ulsterbank.ie for more information
  • Customers cannot withdraw funds or check their balance at an An Post outlet
  • An Post staff have no visibility of customer details and therefore cannot answer queries on accounts
  • A maximum of €200 in coin may be lodged per transaction at An Post’s discretion
  • Foreign/non-Euro cash cannot be accepted by An Post for lodging to Ulster Bank accounts
  • Foreign/non-Euro cheques cannot be accepted by An Post for lodging to Ulster Bank accounts
  • Ulster Bank "Fast Lodgement" envelopes cannot be accepted by An Post
A breakdown of the services available

Use the dropdown options below to find out what you need to know about the services available through the An Post, including the transaction limits and timescales.

Lodge cash into a Ulster Bank account using an Ulster Bank Debit Card

Personal and Non Personal customers.

What do you need?

  • The cash to be lodged
  • An Ulster Bank Debit Card

Limits

Max cash lodgement per transaction of €4,999 for Personal & €49,999 for Non-personal customers (standard Business Current Account transaction fees apply).

 

Timescales

Credited to Ulster Bank account within two hours if lodged in An Post before 3:30pm. Lodgements received after this time will be credited to customer’s account by 10am the next business day.

Lodge cash into an Ulster Bank account using a barcoded personalised credit slip

Personal and Non Personal customers.

What do you need?

  • The cash to be lodged
  • Barcoded personalised credit slip

Limits

Max cash lodgement per transaction of €4,999 for Personal & €49,999 for Non-personal customers (standard Business Current Account transaction fees apply).

 

Timescales

Credited to Ulster Bank account within two hours if lodged in An Post before 3:30pm. Lodgements received after this time will be credited to customer’s account by 10am the next business day.

Lodge cheques using a barcoded personalised credit slip

Personal and Non Personal customers.

What do you need?

  • Cheque(s) to be lodged
  • Barcoded personalised credit slip
  • Ulster Bank cheque deposit puch - available at designated An Post outlets

Limits

There are no limits to the number or value of cheques that can be lodged, subject to them fitting in the pouch. Multiple pouches may be required depending on the number of cheques being lodged and each pouch requires a seperate barcoded personalised slip.

 

Each credit slip will be charged separately for Non-personal customers (standard Business Current Account transaction fees apply).

 

Timescales

Subject to An Post outlet cut off times, cheques lodged through An Post will be added to an Ulster Bank account typically one business day after paying-in. Cheque(s) will follow the normal cheque clearing cycles after they have been received.

A Bank Holiday will add an additional processing day.

Make a credit card payment using a credit card barcoded bill payment slip and cash

Personal customers.

What do you need?

  • The cash to be lodged
  • Ulster Bank credit card

Limits

Max cash lodgement per transaction of €4,999 for Personal customers.

 

Timescales

Credited to Ulster Bank Credit Card next working day subject to An Post outlet closing times.

A Bank Holiday will add an additional processing day.

Make a credit card payment using their Ulster Bank credit card and cash

Personal customers.

What do you need?

  • The cash to be lodged
  • Ulster Bank credit card barcoded bill payment slip

Limits

Max cash lodgement per transaction of €4,999 for Personal customers.

Make a credit card payment using any Irish Debit Card and their Ulster Bank credit card barcoded bill payment slip

Personal customers.

What do you need?

  • Any Irish Bank Debit Card
  • Ulster Bank credit card barcoded bill payment slip

Limits

Max cash lodgement per transaction of €4,999 for Personal customers.

 

Timescales

Credited to Ulster Bank Credit Card next working day subject to An Post outlet closing times.

A Bank Holiday will add an additional processing day.

Make a credit card payment using any Irish Debit Card and their Ulster Bank credit card

Personal customers.

What do you need?

  • Any Irish Bank Debit Card
  • Ulster Bank credit card

Limits

Max cash lodgement per transaction of €4,999 for Personal customers.

 

Timescales

Credited to Ulster Bank Credit Card next working day subject to An Post outlet closing times.

A Bank Holiday will add an additional processing day.

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