2018 News Archive

December 20, 2018

Play your gift cards right this Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, you may be thinking about giving a gift voucher as a present. Gift vouchers and gift cards can be a great present to give...

December 19, 2018

Do you know how to spot an unsafe toy?

We are warning retailers and consumers about the dangers of unsafe products, particularly toys, this Christmas. This warning follows inspections at the Henry Street Christmas market in Dublin, which we...

December 18, 2018

Most people in Ireland are doing okay financially, but have little put by

We recently published details of the first financial well-being study conducted in Ireland. The research looks at the behaviours and circumstances that influence financial well-being, whether people in Ireland can...

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...

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