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Central Bank found that on regular payment pensions the commission rate can be as high as 15-50 per cent of the first year’s annual premium. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

It has always been a contentious issue, so contentious, in fact, that some countries, such as Britain and the Netherlands, have banned it altogether. (...)

A 2015 survey from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission showed that just 2 per cent of mortgage holders have switched in the past five years. This is despite the fact that the Central Bank found last year that some 109,705 people could save money by switching mortgages.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Switching is back in the news again, with the high interest rates paid by Irish mortgage customers even coming to the attention of the president of th(...)