The Central Bank proposing to ban charging customers higher premiums relative to expected costs the longer they remain with an insurer. Photograph: Getty

The Central Bank plans to ban the widespread practice of motor and home insurers increasing premiums for loyal customers by stealth. However, it stopp(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf to insurers: “Any continuing failure to do the right thing by your customers is inexcusable.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf said on Thursday his organisation “won’t hesitate to take action” against insurers avoiding payouts on legitima(...)

Worldspreads collapsed with debts of £32 million in 2012 after the discovery of financial irregularities. Image: iStock

The founding chief executive of collapsed spread-betting firm Worldspreads, Conor Foley, has avoided a planned £658,900 (€725,000) fine from UK financ(...)

Dual pricing is typified by insurers offering new customers better rates than those renewing their policies, who may end up paying a “loyalty premium”. Photograph: iStock

The Central Bank has found that dual pricing across motor and home insurance policies is more common than coverage providers have admitted, at a time (...)

Spread betting allows players to bet on the movement of stock market indices, share prices, commodity values, currencies, asset values, and sports results. Photograph: iStock

The UK Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday that it was seeking to fine the former chief executive of collapsed spread-betting firm Worldspreads(...)

 “Anyone who receives correspondence of this nature should be vigilant,” a spokesman for the Irish Stock Exchange says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Small stock market investors have been warned to be aware of “boiler room” scam artists offering to buy their shares in companies at inflated prices, (...)