Bank of Ireland has temporarily suspended its contactless fees in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Bank says it is waiving the charges on a temporary basis as many consumers are relying more on tap payments.
It has also announced that it will buy back any foreign currency at the rate it was sold to anyone impacted by travel disruption.
John O’Beirne, Director of Products at Bank of Ireland said; “We are very conscious that contactless transactions are the safest and most practical solution for customers in the current climate. To that end we are waiving all contactless fees.
“We understand that some customers may be worried about the impact that contracting COVID-19 might have on them financially, and would ask customers to contact us directly where they have concerns.”