My N26 Wish List

I have been a N26 customer since Jan 2017 starting off with their Standard Account before quickly upgrading to their paid N26 Black (now N26 You) account. Over the nearly 4 years I have been a very happy customer but it does seem like there haven’t been many new features added lately. I will be doing a 4 year review of my experience with N26 shortly but in the meantime I thought I’d do a quick post about my N26 wish-list – features or improvements I’d love to see. Condensed StatementsThis should be very simple to implement. My statements are…

Why you should try book direct with the airlines

I have always been a big advocate of booking directly with the airline where possible instead of using an Online Travel Agent (OTA). When you book direct you tend to get better customer support from the airline and things like selecting seats, purchasing add ons and rebooking are normally easier. For example Aer Lingus has a very poor IT system and I’ve found when booking through an OTA it’s not possible to book seats online. I booked a flight recently where I used a shortened name – Jon instead of Jonathan. I messaged the airline Virgin Atlantic and they said…

TopCashBack.co.uk from Ireland

Cashback sites pay you when you purchase through their links. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any good cashback sites aimed at the Irish market. Previously there was fatcheese.ie and cashbackireland but both have ceased trading. You can get reward points such as Avios and Supervalu Real Rewards as cashback but neither offer competitive rates. I have been using TopCashBack.co.uk for years now and find it brilliant. It is a UK site and every time you redeem rewards you need to click a box confirming you are a UK resident. Despite this, they have a whole section dedicated to Irish…

N26 Launch Shared Spaces

N26 has been promising to release more features for some time now. It’s fair to say they have prioritised targeting new markets ahead of innovating especially as they try and conquer the US. Recently, N26 has launched a much requested feature – shared spaces. There is a catch though – it is only available to certain users for the time being in a close-testing trial. Once live, shared spaces will allow you to create a spaces sub-account and invite up to 10 participants to add and withdraw money between your shared space and their own N26 accounts. It is available…

GoCar have increased their hourly fees

As of 1st September 2019 GoCar have increased their hourly rates. The increase only affects GoCity, GoTrippers and GoCargos so the increase isn’t the worst. If they result in more GoBases and GoCars on the road I’m not overly against the increase. One other change is the minimum booking time is now one hour – previously it was 30 minutes. On top of this, the extra km charge for GoFar bookings will move to 15c from 10c. GoCity vehicles will move to €9 per hour, instead of €8 GoTrippers and GoVans will move to €11 per hour, instead of €10…