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#Consumer protection

# consumer-protection - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Consumer body alleges several car insurance firms were involved in anti-competitive 'price signalling'
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Consumer body alleges several car insurance firms were involved in anti-competitive 'price signalling'

Sep 17th 2020, 1:41 PM 28,044 Views 64 Comments

The CCPC started its investigation in 2016.

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Irish regulator finds 'majority' of home and car insurers charged different prices to customers with similar risk
# Insurance Premiums
# Insurance Premiums

Irish regulator finds 'majority' of home and car insurers charged different prices to customers with similar risk

Sep 9th 2020, 12:02 PM 46,293 Views 89 Comments

Firms have “not sufficiently considered customer interests” when developing pricing policies.

# consumer-protection - Friday 14 August, 2020

No entitlement to refund for airline customers from Kildare, Laois and Offaly
# Regional Lockdown
# Regional Lockdown

No entitlement to refund for airline customers from Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Aug 14th 2020, 6:04 PM 38,824 Views 44 Comments

Residents in the three counties have been told they should not leave unless it is essential travel.

# consumer-protection - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:03 AM 35,333 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC has warned against claims that these items protect the wearer from Covid-19.

# consumer-protection - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'Unfair' language in nursing home contracts led residents into terms they would never agree to
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

'Unfair' language in nursing home contracts led residents into terms they would never agree to

May 7th 2019, 8:59 AM 19,206 Views 4 Comments

The CCPC has published new guidelines for the sector today.

# consumer-protection - Thursday 20 December, 2018

New rules could ensure gift vouchers are valid for five years under Irish law
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

New rules could ensure gift vouchers are valid for five years under Irish law

Dec 20th 2018, 10:01 AM 23,027 Views 34 Comments

There is currently no minimum expiry date on gift vouchers under law.

# consumer-protection - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Consumer watchdog investigating restaurant body over 'no-show' diners campaign
# CCPC
# CCPC

Consumer watchdog investigating restaurant body over 'no-show' diners campaign

Nov 29th 2018, 12:58 PM 25,774 Views 22 Comments

The CCPC said it had launched a civil competition law investigation into the conduct of the RAI.

# consumer-protection - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Central Bank proposes tough new measures to protect consumers from moneylenders
# Moneylending
# Moneylending

Central Bank proposes tough new measures to protect consumers from moneylenders

Mar 27th 2018, 9:44 PM 12,230 Views 39 Comments

St Vincent de Paul said action was needed to protect consumers from “predatory and exploitative” forms of credit.

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Google is cracking down on 'untrustworthy' ticket resellers
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Google is cracking down on 'untrustworthy' ticket resellers

Feb 7th 2018, 3:30 PM 8,441 Views 15 Comments

The tech company will require vendors to meet certain criteria to advertise on its platform.

# consumer-protection - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'There's no evidence of a banking cartel in Ireland', says watchdog
# Tracker Mortgage
# Tracker Mortgage

'There's no evidence of a banking cartel in Ireland', says watchdog

Dec 7th 2017, 5:50 PM 7,510 Views 46 Comments

But the CCPC hasn’t ruled out the possibility banks colluded over the tracker mortgage scandal.

# consumer-protection - Monday 17 July, 2017

'Do people know what they're signing up to?': Consumer watchdog to examine car loan offers
# Personal Contract Plan
# Personal Contract Plan

'Do people know what they're signing up to?': Consumer watchdog to examine car loan offers

Jul 17th 2017, 10:26 AM 20,660 Views 39 Comments

Personal Contract Plans, or PCPs, are becoming a popular option for those seeking car-financing loans.

# consumer-protection - Monday 25 May, 2015

Shoppers should soon get a lot more rights - here's how
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Shoppers should soon get a lot more rights - here's how

May 25th 2015, 2:07 PM 21,607 Views 29 Comments

Consumer laws are about to get a shake up.

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Tesco, SuperValu, and Boots stores slapped on the wrist for overcharging
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Tesco, SuperValu, and Boots stores slapped on the wrist for overcharging

Jan 28th 2015, 5:08 PM 50,532 Views 81 Comments

Two other businesses received convictions relating to the sale of cars.

# consumer-protection - Monday 15 December, 2014

Irish businesses could cut the state's €8.5 billion spending bill
# Tricolour Discount
# Tricolour Discount

Irish businesses could cut the state's €8.5 billion spending bill

Dec 15th 2014, 12:47 PM 9,971 Views 18 Comments

But owner-operators say they are still taking far to long to get paid when they do get contracts.

# consumer-protection - Friday 5 December, 2014

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist
# Home
# Home

Opinion: Despite talk of an improving economy, worrying mortgage arrears on family homes persist

Dec 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 36 Views 14 Comments

Will the State will put the interests of its people above commercial and provide us with strong consumer protection standards?

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Car salesman convicted for selling 'clocked' car
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Car salesman convicted for selling 'clocked' car

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:20 AM 20,768 Views 31 Comments

The National Consumer Agency also issued compliance notices to Ryanair and Aer Lingus for failing to provide an email address on their website.

# consumer-protection - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Central Bank clarifies rules on contacting borrowers in arrears
# Banks
# Banks

Central Bank clarifies rules on contacting borrowers in arrears

May 1st 2012, 9:40 PM 5,097 Views 21 Comments

The Central Bank has outlined the appropriate rules of engagement for lenders dealing with mortgage customers who have fallen into arrears.

# consumer-protection - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Central Bank unveils stronger consumer protection code
# Consumer Affairs
# Consumer Affairs

Central Bank unveils stronger consumer protection code

Oct 19th 2011, 7:15 AM 575 Views 4 Comments

The new code, which comes into effect in January, is billed as the most significant upgrade of consumer protection since 2006.