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September 26, 2017

Great results – thanks to you

We recently published our second annual report, showing our work across the economy in 2016.  It outlines the enforcement actions we took, the investigations we opened, our public awareness campaigns...

September 14, 2017

Switching mortgage? Beware of ‘special offers’

Are you thinking about switching your mortgage? Depending on your interest rate, you could make significant savings by switching, but don’t be distracted by the lure of cash back and...

August 30, 2017

Your credit history – do you know the score?

If you’re thinking about applying for a mortgage or personal loan it is worth getting a copy of your credit report so you can see what the Irish Credit Bureau...

August 28, 2017

Beware online subscription traps

Are you paying a monthly subscription for a digital paper that you never read, a music or video streaming service you rarely use, or have you signed up to a...

August 4, 2017

Six tips if you’re thinking about pet insurance

For many of us our pet is part of the family, which means taking care of them if they are sick or injured. Apart from routine check-ups, your pet could...

July 18, 2017

Don’t get stung by gift vouchers

Have you ever tried to use a gift voucher only to discover it has expired or the business has closed down? What about losing a voucher you were really looking forward...

July 17, 2017

CCPC study of PCP car finance

We’ve just announced that we’re conducting a study of the Personal Contract Plan (PCP) car finance market. PCP is a form of hire purchase which many car dealers now offer...

June 8, 2017

Five CHECKS to do before you buy a car

CHECK you are clear about PCP agreements If you are buying a new or second-hand car from a dealer, they may offer to arrange the finance for you.  This will...

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