Diarmuid Kelly

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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(...)

Aviva, Irish Life, New Ireland Assurance and Standard Life would be among those offering commission and other incentives to brokers to sell their products. Photograph: Getty Images

Free rugby tickets, golf trips and days out at Croke Park will all be banned under new rules from the Central Bank on how financial brokers can be pai(...)

Irish mortgage holders can expect to pay €454,000 back on a €300,000 mortgage while those in the euro area can expect to pay back €374,000.

New Irish mortgage holders can expect to pay at least €80,000 more than their European counterparts on a €300,000 mortgage over the course of 30 years(...)

First-time buyers Nikki Willis  and Rob Pallin: they   finalised the purchase of a property in Dublin last month

First-time buyers Nikki Willis (26) and Rob Pallin (27) started talking about buying a house about three years ago, but with property prices skyrocket(...)

PTSB chief executive Jeremy Masding apologised “unreservedly” to the customers affected by the tracker issue. Photograph: Eric Luke

Almost four years after Permanent TSB first admitted a “failure” in its treatment of tracker mortgage customers, it was yesterday fined €21 million by(...)

‘Zero consideration has been given to the issue of adequacy or coverage; it doesn’t benefit citizens in any real meaningful way,’ says one pensions professional. Photograph: iStock

As if pensions weren’t already complicated enough, a move at Government level to impose new EU regulations on members of all occupational schemes is s(...)

Oysters were  the first ‘fast food’ of the industrial revolution. Photograph: BIM

Seamus Heaney paid homage to them, Roman emperors gorged on them and few myths have survived better than the purported link between aphrodisiacs and E(...)

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