Brian Hayes has banged the drum about “rip-off” mortgage rates being charged in Ireland at a time when the European Central Bank’s main rate is zero. Photograph:  Eric Luke

After a bruising time recently as director of elections with Fine Gael, Dublin MEP Brian Hayes has thrown himself back into his work in the European P(...)

The Central Bank says consumers must be provided with a clear explanation of the advice being given. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Central Bank of Ireland has written to the 55 debt management companies authorised to operate in the country, warning them to critically assess t(...)

Tim Redfern’s motor insurance renewal quote was €600, up from €456 the previous year, but he shopped around and eventually got his cover renewed for €404

Irish motorists could be forgiven for thinking car insurance companies are making it up as they go along. Take Robert Bogue’s case. He is in his 30s, (...)

 Café en Seine: The Irish Brokers Association  held its annual awards shindig last night in the Mansion House with an after party in Café en Seine

The Irish Brokers Association (IBA) held its annual awards shindig last night in the Mansion House, with an after party in Café en Seine. Surely a jol(...)

The Irish Brokers Association has urged the Central Bank of Ireland to put pressure on Malta’s Financial Services Authority to ensure the Irish taxpayer does not have to pick up the bill relating to the collapse of Setanta Insurance.

PAMELA NEWENHAM The Irish Brokers Association has urged the Central Bank of Ireland to put pressure on Malta’s Financial Services Authori(...)

On Monday evening, emails began pinging into the inboxes of financial advisers around the country as they received the good news from the Insolvency S(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: appears intent on pushing his Bill through, although he has said he will hear any proposed amendments at committee stage this week.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sight of a Government Minister pushing through important legislation in the face of opposition from vested interests is generally to be welcomed. (...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said the existing monetary limits have rendered the District and Circuit Courts redundant in respect of some classes of civil proceedings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Insurers have joined their voice to those warning the Government that increasing the monetary limits of cases dealt with by the District and Circuit C(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has rejected claims that increases in the award limits for the District and Circuit courts would have an inflationary effect on personal injury claims

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has rejected claims that increases in the award limits for the District and Circuit courts would have an inflationar(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill.

The Government has been urged to reconsider new courts legislation that, it is feared, would lead to unintended increases in insurance costs and clog (...)