The report calls for regulators to help in reducing risks facing retail investors. Photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 pandemic fuelled a spike in predatory financial scams and unlicensed advice around the world, according to a report for an organisation o(...)

Dual pricing is widespread not just in insurance, but also across the travel and telecoms sectors. Photograph: iStock

Loyalty could be costing the typical home insurance customer €161 a year, with the widespread use of dual pricing in the Irish market meaning that ins(...)

More SMEs say they have been loss-making than profitable since Covid-19 hit. Photograph: iStock

At what point do “warning signs” become the thing you look back on after everything has gone wrong? This question might well be high in the top minds (...)

Derville Rowland, the Central Bank’s director general of financial conduct. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank has written to the chief executives of lenders in the Irish market asking them to address “warning signs” apparent in their handling (...)

Central Bank deputy governor Ed Sibley said it was ‘unacceptable’ that these problems existed almost 10 years after the Oireachtas passed the law, designed to safeguard consumers and the Republic’s financial system.

Some banks and insurers are not alerting regulators to issues that could affect senior employees’ fitness to hold key positions in their organisations(...)

The Central Bank has previously said that it has been in regular contact with An Garda Síochána and other authorities throughout its wider examination of the tracker issue. Photograph: iStock

The Central Bank has submitted reports of suspected criminal offences to An Garda Síochána in relation to its investigation into the State’s tracker-m(...)

The Central Bank has issued letters to the chairmen of Irish-based FMCs, asking them to review specific shortcomings identified and take immediate action.

The Central Bank said it has found a series of management and control shortcomings in companies involved in Ireland’s €3 trillion international asset (...)

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 (...)

The Central Bank wants insurance companies to pay the “reasonable costs” of customers in a limited number of ongoing test cases over pandemic-related business interruption cover, even if they win. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

The Central Bank has ordered insurance companies to pay the “reasonable costs” of business customers in a limited number of ongoing test cases over pa(...)

Lenders must ‘engage sympathetically and positively’ with customers, said Derville Rowland, director-general of financial conduct at the Central Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Lenders must offer “appropriate solutions”, including forbearance, to borrowers who continue to experience difficulties after coronavirus payment brea(...)

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