2010 News


Switching your current account?

22 December 2010

If you are thinking of switching your current account, now could be a good time to compare what's on offer. ... More >

Important notice for Postbank customers

20 December 2010

Postbank has issued new contact details for customers... More >

Weather-related insurance claims

20 December 2010

With severe cold weather still biting, you could find yourself making an insurance claim this winter. ... More >

Over a third of consumers plan to buy vouchers this Christmas

17 December 2010

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) today advised consumers on a Christmas shopping countdown to be aware of their rights when buying gifts vouchers. ... More >

Car servicing and repairs

15 December 2010

It generally pays to have a properly serviced vehicle, and when it comes to car servicing and repairs it pays to shop around for the best value.... More >

NCA and Microsoft warn of cybercrime scam

13 December 2010

The National Consumer Agency and Microsoft Ireland today warned consumers of a scam where cyber criminals call consumers claiming to be from Microsoft ... More >

What the Budget means for you

13 December 2010

No matter what your circumstances are, you will be affected by this year's budget, so we've outlined the key changes...... More >

New survey of wood pellet prices

03 December 2010

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) today published the findings of a survey of prices charged for the supply and delivery of wood pellets in bulk form and for the supply of bagged pellets. ... More >

Get on your motorbike and save on your insurance

25 November 2010

You may find it difficult to shop around for motorbike insurance, as it not widely available as other types of insurance... ... More >

Deposit Protection

22 November 2010

There has been no change to the existing deposit protection schemes. Get all the information on the schemes... ... More >

Considering a moneylender’s loan this Christmas?

18 November 2010

If your finances are stretched, and you're considering getting a loan from a moneylender, there are some issues to consider...... More >

NCA issues toy safety warning as Christmas approaches

16 November 2010

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) today issued toy safety tips and warned consumers that illegal, unsafe toys may still be found so it is vital to shop with care in the run up to Christmas. ... More >

List of voucher expiry dates for major retailers published

09 November 2010

Take account of expiry dates on gift vouchers when buying gifts for friends and family.... More >

Have yourself a budget conscious Christmas

08 November 2010

Our tips can help you plan your spending and stick to your budget this Christmas. ... More >

Every penny counts – so cut your motor insurance costs

05 November 2010

If you need to make savings, then why not take a look at your motor insurance policy to see if you can get better value.... More >

4 in 5 consumers in Ireland prepared to complain

28 October 2010

The National Consumer Agency today published its latest consumer research relating to consumer empowerment and complaints.... More >

NCA publishes online baby budget planner

27 October 2010

Draw up a realistic budget and keep your spending on target before baby arrives. ... More >

Managing your money in retirement

21 October 2010

Are you due to retire shortly? If so, our life event can help you manage your money once you retire.... More >

Budgeting for baby

19 October 2010

Our handy new baby budget planner can help you draw up a realistic budget and keep your spending on track before your baby arrives.... More >

Money saving tips for baby’s first year

19 October 2010

If you have a baby on the way, you may find yourself wondering about how you will manage your finances. ... More >

NCA campaign on baby care products

19 October 2010

Price survey on baby care aimed at helping new parents manage their money and find the best value. ... More >

NCA research reveals a nation of 'smarter' consumers

14 October 2010

While many consumers indicated their income has dropped in the past year, they are responding by researching and carefully planning their purchases... More >

PC users warned about cold calls

11 October 2010

The National Consumer Agency has had reports of consumers receiving cold calls from people claiming to be from major PC and software companies, asking for personal details. ... More >

NCA secures conviction against Dublin catering establishment

06 October 2010

NCA secures conviction against Dublin catering establishment... More >

Counting the cost of Christmas

05 October 2010

Christmas budget planner ... More >

Did somebody say Christmas?

05 October 2010

We know it’s only October and Christmas is still a good way off, but it’s a good idea to start planning for it now. ... More >

National Committee on Internal Window Blind Safety established

04 October 2010

Significant number of manufacturers and suppliers of window blinds are not complying fully with the safety requirements... More >

Using Twitter to find better value

01 October 2010

Consumers are increasingly using Twitter to find bargains and discounts, and the National Consumer Agency has a new Twitter List... More >

Don't lose out to pyramid schemes

29 September 2010

The National Consumer Agency is calling on consumers to be very wary of any get-rich-quick schemes, particularly involving pyramid selling.... More >

500 faulty immersion water cylinders still to be located

28 September 2010

Over 500 GeminoX Ebs immersion water cylinders remain untraced in the southern part of Ireland ... More >

Thinking about getting financial advice?

28 September 2010

Find out what you need to know if you're considering getting financial advice. ... More >

NCA research shows consumers benefit by switching provider

27 September 2010

83% of consumers who had switched service providers in the last twelve months said they had saved money. ... More >

NCA publishes home heating oil price survey

21 September 2010

The National Consumer Agency today published the findings of a survey of prices charged across the country... More >

Concerned about rising home insurance costs?

16 September 2010

We’ve just published our latest home insurance cost comparison and it’s good news for homeowners worried about rising premiums.... More >

Don’t go off to college without contents cover

16 September 2010

If you’re heading off to college, contents insurance is probably the last thing on your mind, but you might have valuable items that are worth protecting. ... More >

NCA publishes latest home insurance cost comparison

16 September 2010

The National Consumer Agency today published its latest home insurance cost comparison... More >

Current baggage charges - short haul

15 September 2010

baggage charges of the main airlines operating in Ireland in terms of destinations and number of flights.... More >

NCA launches consumer rights initiative for students

12 September 2010

Competition prize for students who can “Shop Smart”... More >

What protection is there for my deposits?

08 September 2010

You may be confused about the different guarantee schemes. If so, here is a quick reminder of the key dates for each.... More >

NCA publishes latest list of enforcement actions taken against traders

01 September 2010

57 enforcement actions taken against traders in breach of Consumer Protection legislation... More >

Make the most of your lump sum deposits

31 August 2010

Whether you already have a deposit account, or are considering opening one, check out these tips to help you make the most of your money.... More >

Interim examiner appointed to Aer Arann

30 August 2010

An interim examiner was appointed to Aer Arann on 26 August 2010 by the High Court.... More >

Check you are getting the right mortgage rate

27 August 2010

If you are coming to the end of a fixed rate or introductory rate (usually fixed), always check your mortgage contract to make sure your new rate matches what you originally signed up for... More >

Large number of consumer complaints on air travel

27 August 2010

The largest amount of cross-border complaints by consumers last year were about air travel, according to the latest annual report of the European Consumer Centre (ECC) in Dublin. ... More >

Get the money knowledge for college

23 August 2010

We have put together some tips to help you manage your money and make sure you have enough to last the academic year.... More >

Only use official site to get European Health Insurance Cards

13 August 2010

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to necessary healthcare in the public system ... More >

Branded grocery price survey shows 14% drop in prices

10 August 2010

Latest NCA grocery survey reveals 14% drop in multiples' branded grocery prices from January 2009 to July 2010... More >

Having debt problems?

10 August 2010

If you're considering using a debt management company, make sure you know what costs are involved. ... More >

Possible mortgage interest rate increases

04 August 2010

Possible mortgage interest rate increases... More >

Be prepared for a possible mortgage interest rate increase

23 July 2010

With mortgage interest rates expected to increase over the coming weeks and months, it pays to be prepared. ... More >

Think carefully before giving up your tracker rate

20 July 2010

If you are lucky enough to have a tracker rate, you should think long and hard before giving it up. ... More >

1800Hotels.ie

16 July 2010

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National Consumer Agency publishes 2009 annual report

13 July 2010

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) today published its third annual report, revealing significant enforcement activity for 2009.... More >

New rules on data roaming charges

13 July 2010

Roaming around Europe? Make sure you're up to date with the latest rules on data roaming charges!... More >

Do your homework before you sign up to a ‘car finance’ deal

08 July 2010

If you're thinking about using hire purchase to buy a car, make sure you know what you're signing up to. ... More >

NCA urges consumers to do their homework on car hire-purchase agreements

08 July 2010

Car finance deals are often hire-purchase agreements not personal loans... More >

Graduate Traineeship Programme

06 July 2010

Graduate Traineeship Programme... More >

EU launches passenger rights information campaign

05 July 2010

The "Your Passenger Rights At Hand" campaign aims to provide passengers with easier access to information about their rights. ... More >

NCA helpline now taking personal finance queries

01 July 2010

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) consumer helpline 1890 432 432* (or +353 1 402 5555) will commence handling consumers' personal finance related queries ... More >

How bank deposits are protected

29 June 2010

Protection for deposits in banks and other financial institutions... More >

How your deposits are protected

28 June 2010

You may have heard news about the extension of the Eligible Liabilities Guarantee Scheme, but how does it affect you?... More >

Don't get burned on holiday this year

23 June 2010

When it comes to holidays, it's easy to spend more than planned, but a little bit of financial planning can make all the difference. ... More >

New rate changes

23 June 2010

Credit card APRs must now include stamp duty under the new Consumer Credit Directive.... More >

Top money saving tips for travelling abroad

22 June 2010

If you're planning a holiday this summer, find out how to make the most of your money.... More >

Dealing with mortgage arrears

31 May 2010

If you are having problems making your mortgage repayments, let your lender know as soon as possible. ... More >

Consumers' views sought on EU product safety rules

28 May 2010

The European Commission is seeking the views of consumers, businesses and other interested organisations about proposed changes to the General Product Safety Directive. Read more on NCA.ie about the public consultation, including how you can contribute. ... More >

Travel insurance and volcanic ash

21 May 2010

Check your travel insurance policy to see what cover you would have if volcanic ash disrupts your plans.... More >

Payment protection insurance - does it do what it says on the tin?

20 May 2010

PPI may not be suitable for you, so you need to make sure you understand the policy you are being offered. ... More >

NCA's motor insurance cost comparison reveals potential savings of almost €2,300

19 May 2010

Cost comparison also highlights interest charges of up to 20% for consumers who pay monthly... More >

Need help cutting your motor insurance premiums?

19 May 2010

We've just published our latest motor insurance cost comparison.... More >

NCA calls for price display by all doctors and dentists

12 May 2010

Results of a new survey show that almost seven out of 10 dentists and half of doctors do not display prices.... More >

When it comes to insurance, loyalty doesn't pay

10 May 2010

When it comes to insurance, loyalty doesn't pay... More >

Volcanic ash-related travel disruption: consumer rights

07 May 2010

Volcanic ash-related travel disruption: consumer rights... More >

Information for Halifax customers

05 May 2010

Information for Halifax customers... More >

Information for Postbank customers

05 May 2010

Information for Postbank customers... More >

AIB customers warned of fake emails

27 April 2010

AIB customers warned of fake emails... More >

Avoid paying credit card stamp duty twice

23 April 2010

Avoid paying credit card stamp duty twice... More >

Plans to end electricity price regulation

22 April 2010

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) has launched its plan for ending the regulation of electricity prices charged by ESB Customer Supply to all customers... More >

Volcanic ash flight cancellations issue - Consumer Q & A

21 April 2010

Volcanic ash flight cancellations issue - Consumer Q & A... More >

NCA welcomes EU Annual RAPEX report on unsafe non-food consumer products

15 April 2010

NCA welcomes EU Annual RAPEX report on unsafe non-food consumer products... More >

To fix or not to fix?

14 April 2010

To fix or not to fix?... More >

EU prolongs ban on child appealing cigarette lighters

07 April 2010

EU prolongs ban on child appealing cigarette lighters... More >

Ryanair increases baggage charges

07 April 2010

Ryanair increases baggage charges... More >

NCA research shows that over 76% have been targeted and 18% have fallen victim to a scam

31 March 2010

NCA research shows that over 76% have been targeted and 18% have fallen victim to a scam... More >

Irish consumers more empowered than others in EU

30 March 2010

A new EU survey has revealed that Irish consumers are more empowered than their EU counterparts... More >

Provisional administrators appointed to Quinn Insurance

30 March 2010

Provisional administrators appointed to Quinn Insurance... More >

The Economiser shows consumers how to save money and gives tips on how to reduce household bills

30 March 2010

The Economiser shows consumers how to save money and gives tips on how to reduce household bills... More >

EU warns about drawstrings on children's clothes

25 March 2010

Parents and guardians are being urged to check drawstrings and cords on children's clothing... More >

Slight rise in prices during February

12 March 2010

Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows that consumer prices for February increased by 0.4% in the month. ... More >

NCA assumes consumer information and education functions of Financial Regulator

09 March 2010

Transparency of costs for consumers in the financial services market, financial education for consumers and reduced competition in banking ... More >

Credit card crunch - tips on tackling your credit card debt

08 March 2010

Credit card crunch - tips on tackling your credit card debt... More >

Switching your Halifax credit card, savings or current account

26 February 2010

Switching your Halifax credit card, savings or current account... More >

Review your life insurance and save thousands

25 February 2010

Review your life insurance and save thousands... More >

NCA research shows switching decrease

24 February 2010

Switching of service providers has decreased by 8% in the past six months. ... More >

Northern Rock announcement

24 February 2010

Northern Rock announcement... More >

NCA publishes Consumer Protection List

11 February 2010

National Consumer Agency publishes details of traders against whom enforcement action has been taken... More >

Announcement today by Bank of Scotland (Ireland) / Halifax

09 February 2010

Announcement today by Bank of Scotland (Ireland) / Halifax... More >

Lower medicine prices may save patients up to €500 per year

01 February 2010

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association has announced that with effect from today the cost of long established medicines would be reduced by 40%. ... More >

Getting the best value home insurance

29 January 2010

Getting the best value home insurance... More >

Start your summer saving now

28 January 2010

Start your summer saving now... More >

Almost 40% of consumers who had a positive complaints experience would tell others

27 January 2010

37% of consumers would be likely to tell others if they have a positive experience with a company when making a complaint... More >

Don't cancel your insurance - cut the cost

21 January 2010

Don't cancel your insurance-cut the cost... More >

Car scrappage scheme runs until end of 2010

18 January 2010

April 2011 update: Please note that since the Car Scrappage Scheme was launched it has been extended to 30 June 2011... More >

New Year's resolutions to improve your finances

11 January 2010

Money resolutions to help you improve you finances in 2010... More >

Shopping and Pricing - Household Budgeting and Impact of the Recession

06 January 2010

NCA research shows focus on finding cheaper ways of living but warning signal that consumers shopping around less... More >

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