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October 16, 2019

Five ways to play safely this Halloween

#Tip 1 Watch out for the CE mark If you’re on the hunt for Halloween costumes and accessories, check that they carry the CE mark. Halloween costumes are classed as toys...

October 10, 2019

How can you improve your financial well-being?

We talk a lot about the importance of looking after our physical and mental well-being. What is less talked about is how to improve your financial well-being. Regardless of your...

October 7, 2019

Hidden dangers: Phone chargers

Did you know your home could contain hidden dangers? The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is responsible for making sure that a wide range of products sold in Ireland...

September 3, 2019

CCPC research highlights potential impact of Brexit on online shoppers

72% of consumers in Ireland have bought online from a UK-based retailer in the past two years with 29% of consumers having done so more than 10 times 40% of...

August 29, 2019

New EU law to change how you bank and shop online – are you ready?

What is PSD2? The Second Payment Services Directive, or PSD2, is a new European law which comes into force on 14 September 2019. The aim of PSD2 is to make...

August 19, 2019

Is gadget insurance worth the money?

It can be tempting to say yes to a salesperson selling gadget insurance when you’re buying your brand new, expensive phone or laptop. But before you do, ask yourself is...

August 14, 2019

Online banking tools can sway consumer choices

New research has found that consumers buying financial products can be swayed by subtle features of online calculators and search tools. In a study, undertaken in collaboration with the Competition...

August 12, 2019

Do your homework and avoid student accommodation scams

The start of the college term is just around the corner and for many new and returning students, it’s time to start looking at accommodation for the academic year. With...

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