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We have seen a lot of change over the years, however our commitment to quality customer care has remained constant. Our team have a history of servicing customers in Ireland for over 20 years, evolving and adapting the business over time to ensure we offer the most relevant products for today’s customer needs.
Our 20 year timeline
Our credit card business was originally established by MBNA Europe Bank Limited ("MBNA") and subsequently re-located to a purpose-built facility in Carrick-on-Shannon in the North West of Ireland where it continues to trade today as Avantcard.
MBNA began offering personal loans to Irish consumers
Bank of America acquired MBNA’s worldwide operations, including the Irish credit card business continuing to trade under the MBNA brand.
MBNA Europe sold the Irish credit card business to Avant Tarjeta, a 100% owned affiliate of Apollo European Principal Finance Fund.
The first Avantcard credit card went live on St. Patricks Day.
EVO Banco, acquired Avantcard as a wholly owned Irish subsidiary.
We were delighted to partner with Chill Money to offer Irish consumers a new choice in personal finance. We also launched a new fully digital application process for new Avantcard customers.