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Why go green?

More comfort

  • Upgrade your home to make it warmer and more energy efficient
  • Drive a quieter car with the latest technology

Save money

  • Enjoy lower energy bills and reduced motoring costs
  • Avail of SEAI grants & energy credits to help you with your upgrade

Help the environment

  • Reduce your carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Contribute to a sustainable future for Ireland
Watch how one home went green

How can you go green?

Using our interactive house, click on the hotspots to find out how you can make your home greener and more energy efficient.

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How can the Green Hub from An Post help you?

We manage your home energy upgrade

  • Take the hassle out of home energy upgrades by letting our partner, SSE Airtricity, manage the entire process - from project start to finish.
  • Pay with our An Post Money Green Loan. Borrow up to €75,000 over 10 years with an APR as low as 4.9%.*
We'll do it all for you
OR

You manage your home energy upgrade

  • If you'd prefer to manage your energy upgrade project yourself, we'll explain what steps to follow.
  • Pay with our An Post Money Green Loan. Borrow up to €75,000 over 10 years with an APR as low as 4.9%.*
How to do it yourself

Buy a new electric car

Pollute less, reduce motoring costs and drive the latest technology. We'll make it affordable with our discounted loan rate for electric cars.

Green Home Improvement Loan Calculator

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Our interest rates

We will assign you the appropriate rate based on your financial profile and credit history once your application has been reviewed. To find out more about the Loan Value and applicable Interest Rates take a look at our rate table below.

Loans from Fixed interest rate APR
€5,000 - €9,999 9.1% - 12.2% 9.5% - 12.9%
€10,000 - €19,999 7.3% - 11.3% 7.5% - 11.9%
€20,000+ 4.8% - 10.9% 4.9% - 11.5%

Grant values available

Energy upgrades Grant value
Insulation Attic insulation €400
  Cavity wall insulation €400
Internal insulation (dry lining) Apartment (any) OR mid-terrace house €1,600
  Semi-detached OR end of terrace €2,200
  Detached house €2,400
External wall insulation ('the wrap') Apartment (any) OR mid-terrace house €2,750
  Semi-detached OR end of terrace €4,500
  Detached house €6,000
Heat pumps Air to water €3,500
  Ground source to water €3,500
  Exhaust air to water €3,500
  Water to water €3,500
  Air to air €600
Heating system Heating controls upgrade €700
Solar water heating Solar water heating €1,200
Building Energy Rating (BER)   €50
Do more, receive more Number of upgrades Bonus value
Bonus for multiple upgrades For 3rd upgrade €300
  For 4th upgrade €100



 
List price of vehicle Grant Value
€14,000 to €15,000 €2000
€15,000 to €16,000 €2500
€16,000 to €17,000 €3000
€17,000 to €18,000 €3500
€18,000 to €19,000 €4000
€19,000 to €20,000 €4500
More than €20,000 €5000

Things to know

Warning: If you do not meet the repayments on your credit agreement, your account will go into arrears. This may affect your credit rating, which may limit your ability to access credit in the future.

*Lending criteria, terms and conditions apply. Rates and loan terms are correct as of 29 July 2020 and are subject to change. Source: CCPC.ie. Rate is dependent on your financial profile and credit history. Maximum APR (Annual Percentage Rate) is 12.9%. Minimum loan term is 1 year and maximum term is 10 years (Green Loan only) On a €20,000 loan over 5 years, at a fixed nominal rate of 4.8% (4.9% APR) you will pay €375.59 a month. Total cost of credit €2,535.69. Total amount repayable €22,535.69

Central Bank Compliance

Avantcard DAC trading as Avantcard is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland

An Post acts as a credit intermediary on behalf of Avantcard DAC. An Post trading as An Post Money is authorised as a credit intermediary by the CCPC.

Avantcard DAC trading as Avantcard is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Avantcard DAC is a designated activity company incorporated in Ireland under number 541980 and having its registered office at Dublin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.