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(...)

A small number of life assurance firms operating in the Republic are failing to furnish customers with adequate information about their pension produc(...)

The Central Bank is asking all insurance firms to review their remuneration arrangements. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Central Bank of Ireland has said it is concerned by a lack of sufficient quality controls relating to incentives paid to sales staff of life insur(...)

The Central Bank said it was concerned by the findings of a report on insurance claims for flood damage.

A Central Bank report has raised concerns about the handling of insurance claims relating to water damage following an inspection to examine compli(...)