Savings Certificates – Old advertising poster

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With the Irish budget putting up the tax on savings again, anyone who has anything to save might well be thinking of the Post Office as a good place to save! It has a good pedigree in this regard for the Post Office Savings Bank was set up by the Government way back in 1861 as a way of encouraging ordinary people with small amounts of money to save. Savings certificates and other products were gradually introduced over the years and have proved very popular down through the generations for anyone who can afford to put a little bit of money away for a few years – perhaps for a holiday or retirement as shown in this poster – while the tax-free interest accumulates.