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December 14, 2018

New Geo-blocking Regulation means more transparency when you shop online

A new EU regulation has come into effect, which bans business practices called geo-blocking. Geo-blocking is when a business makes it difficult or doesn’t allow customers from another country to...

December 12, 2018

Christmas presents: what about returns?

Did you end up getting a tacky tie, silly socks or the dreaded domestic appliance for Christmas?  Or worse still, something that doesn’t work? What if something you bought in...

December 11, 2018

Play your cards right this Christmas and keep them safe

Christmas is a busy time of year for our credit and debit cards! Between rushing around meeting friends and picking up last-minute stocking fillers, you’ll probably be using your cards...

November 16, 2018

Survive the sales this Black Friday

As the year’s busiest online shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are approaching, it’s good to know where you stand so your online shopping doesn’t leave you out...

November 7, 2018

Online subscriptions – don’t get caught in the trap

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...

October 26, 2018

6 tips to stay safe this Halloween

When shopping for costumes and costume accessories for Halloween, make sure you check that they have the CE mark. Halloween costumes are classified as toys and they must carry the...

September 12, 2018

The five articles every consumer should read

Having recently published our 2017 Annual Report we decided to take a look back to see what information our 1,745,724 website visitors wanted to find out about. From complex car...

August 23, 2018

Tips for starting college

The Leaving Cert results are out and thousands of students across the country are preparing to embark on an exciting new journey – college. However, finding accommodation, high rents and...

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