CFDs allow investors to bet on a share price by only putting up an initial deposit of as little as 10 per cent of the price of the stock. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

A Central Bank inspection has discovered that 75 per cent of investors who bet on the stock market via a contracts for difference (CFD) product in 20(...)

AIB says that some 110,000 customers may be entitled to a refund for the mis-selling of credit card protection insurance. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien)

Some 110,000 credit card customers of AIB may be in line for a pay-out of up to €128 following the launch of a redress scheme by the Central Bank. C(...)

The Central Bank’s Bernard Sheridan: “consider the letters you receive carefully”

More than 160,000 Irish consumers in line to benefit from a new bank scheme offering redress to those mis-sold credit card protection have been warne(...)

The Central Bank has written to all the 48 licensed Irish debt management firms to warn them of the need to provide full transparency on fees

Debt management firms operating in Ireland have been strongly criticised for providing misleading information on fees and charges and failing to ensur(...)

The Central Bank  has published a paper as part of a review of the Code of Conduct for Business Lending to SMEs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Banks will have to increase the amount of information they give to small and medium-sized enterprises looking for credit under proposals from the Ce(...)

A Central Bank review has identified weaknesses in how investment firms provide information on costs and charges to consumers.

A Central Bank review has identified weaknesses in how investment firms provide information on costs and charges to consumers.The review highlighted a(...)

If you are short on funds this Christmas, this advertising pitch from moneylender Provident might be right up your street. “Your cash could be deliver(...)

Moneylenders typically charge very high interest rates which can make it difficult for people to repay and encourage a cycle of borrowing. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES)

The Central Bank is urging consumers to “think twice” before taking out additional loans from moneylending firms this Christmas.“Households often have(...)

The Central Bank has issued a range of measures on debt management.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Greater protections have been introduced for consumers using debt management services including a ban on payments for client referrals or leads. Debt (...)

The Central Bank said it has written to all the firms in each sector highlighting the findings of the review. It said it will continue to monitor advertisements for compliance with various regulatory requirements, to ensure that they work in the best interests of consumers.

A review of advertising standards in the financial sector has found 66 per cent of credit union advertisements were not in compliance with consumer re(...)