CCPC staff began the investigation in 2016. The commission issued preliminary findings last September saying that all parties had breached competition law. Photograph: Alan Betson

The competition regulator has agreed not to take legal action against motor insurers who pledged to boost compliance following an investigation into (...)

Motor in insurers AIG, Allianz, Axa, Aviva, FBD and broker AA Ireland have agreed with State regulators to improve their compliance with competition rules following an investigation.

Leading motor insurers have agreed with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to boost compliance with competition law following (...)

The insurers have made legally binding commitments to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to reform their compliance practices. Photograph: iStock

Drivers could benefit from lower motor insurance costs following an investigation by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Motor(...)

The agreement with the insurance companies follows an investigation by the regulator, which suspected that insurers were ‘signalling’ price information to other players in 2015 and 2016. Photograph: iStock

Competition regulators hope to get new powers this year after securing agreement from leading motor insurers that they will comply with price-fixing l(...)

Aidan Connaughton, who has been appointed general manager of AIG Ireland. Photograph: Conor McCabe

US insurance giant AIG has named internal candidate Aidan Connaughton as the new general manager of its Irish business, after the previous head quit t(...)

The companies subject to the investigation include AIG Europe, Allianz, Aviva Insurance, FBD Insurance, Brokers Ireland (formerly the Irish Brokers Association), and AA Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) said that it has “reasonable grounds” to suspect that a number of Irish motor insurers broke(...)

Sale of a family home: capital gains tax would be hard to introduce politically. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has ruled out any changes to existing arrangements that exempt the proceeds of a sale of a family home from capital gains tax. A spoke(...)

A hearing into the rising cost of motor insurance costs has heard that insurers are being allowed to “dictate the reform agenda” in the industry. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Insurers are being allowed to “dictate the reform agenda” in the industry without any evidence to support their arguments, a former chairwoman of the (...)

 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(...)

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