The consumer protection watchdog will study the use by car dealers of so-called personal contract plans (PCPs) — a type of finance that involve a balloon payment and are linked to future depreciation values — because consumers may not be fully aware of the complexity of the loans.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
Increasing competition for consumers and the adoption of the so-called “Danish model” would improve the current “dysfunctional” mortgage market which has an unhealthy level of mistrust between customers and lenders, the chair of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has said.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2017
A consumer watchdog report has found Ireland’s mortgage market is “dysfunctional” and in need of long-term actions to lower the cost of mortgages and to improve improve competition and customer protection.
Fri, 16 Jun, 2017
Private landlords’ group the Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) has been reprimanded by the competition regulator over a press release and a meeting where it discussed levying new charges for tenants in response to government plans for rent controls.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
A row between the Irish Medical Organisation and the Competition Authority over whether the union could negotiate collective agreements has ended in the IMO giving an undertaking not to organise or recommend a collective withdrawal of services or boycott by members.
Thu, 29 May, 2014