CCPC information campaign responds to increased demand for financial guidance
April 18, 2023
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is launching a major campaign to help Irish consumers with their financial dilemmas.
The campaign highlights the CCPC’s online financial information hub (ccpc.ie/money) and the CCPC Money Tools – a suite of user-friendly online calculators and comparison tools designed to help everyone make good financial decisions.
As part of the campaign, the CCPC is rolling out a series of videos answering real-life consumer questions collected from members of the public across Ireland.
Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Dara Calleary TD said:
“Consumers are often faced with important financial decisions and having a better understanding of their options can lead to better decision-making. The CCPC’s user-friendly online calculators and comparison tools are an excellent resource to help consumers make better, informed decisions.
“Free, impartial financial information is essential for consumers who are looking to get the best possible value for their money. The CCPC Money Hub is an invaluable resource for all consumers, no matter what stage of life you’re at.”
Kevin O’Brien, Member of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, said:
“We’ve seen a 60% increase in uses of our online Money Tools in the first three months of 2023 – consumers are making big decisions on mortgages, loans, budgeting and more, and there’s a significant demand for free, impartial information.”
“Everyone wants to make their money go further these days. We’ve been on the road in the past few months collecting questions from consumers across Ireland, and it’s clear that people are trying to make good choices but can find it hard to figure out the best option. That’s where we come in. Whether you’re switching your mortgage, making a budget, or choosing a credit card, we’re here to help.”
A nationwide radio campaign will direct consumers to ccpc.ie/money for information, advice and the full suite of interactive money tools. Consumers will be encouraged to save money by switching mortgage, choosing the best current account, and understanding credit cards and personal loans.
Meanwhile, a series of videos on social media and the CCPC website will answer burning financial questions collected from students, savers and families around Ireland, with personal finance expert Eoin McGee answering questions on everything from budgeting to crypto and from mortgages to weddings.Return to News