Brokers News Updates 2017

Wed Jan 10 2018

A review of IBA industry news and press articles hitting the headlines in 2017:

Irish Times – 23 November 2017 –  Central Bank looks to prohibit commission payments on financial products that favour brokers’ interests over consumers 

Examiner – 23 November 2017 – Financial broker payments examined by Central Bank

Irish Independent – 16 November 2017 –  Call for new laws to punish fraudsters after spate of dodgy cases

Irish Times: – 25 October 2017EU regulations to change ways retail investors pay for advice 

Sunday Times: 14 August – Poverty risk in old age from pension ignorance

Irish Independent: 17 August – Varadkar rules out controversial proposal to tax sale of family homes after backlash

Sunday Business Post: 03 August – The mortgage switch hitch: getting a better deal for your mortgage

Irish Independent: 03 August- Now Taxman wants to take 33pc when you sell your home

Irish Independent: 03 August- Insurer RSA returns to profit but claims market remains challenging

Mid-West Radio: 03 August- Proposal to tax the sale of the family home – will be opposed warns advocacy groups

Irish Times: 30 July- Brexit driving financial services players to Ireland, says IDA

Irish Times: 26 July- Over half of suspicious claims in Ireland are fraudulent says Allianz

Irish Independent: 24 July- Insurance Group Nexus commits to Ireland with new office opening

Irish Independent: 13 July – Mortgage squeeze as banks shut off option to exceed lending limits

Sunday Times: 09 July – Crash, bang, whiplash . . . but costs are falling

Dublin Live: 07 July – Why €15k whiplash payouts are coming out of the pockets of Irish motorists

ISME: 22 June  ISME call on Dail to introduce a Perjury Act to curb the continued rise in the cost of insurance premiums:

RTE Radio 1/Today with Sean O’Rourke: 22 June 2017 Michael Dowling’s interview on Radio 1


Irish Independent: 09 June – Pension contributions ‘will still fall short, even if reforms accepted

Irish Independent: 07 June: Good news on premiums but you need to shop around to save cash

Wheels for 06 June: Car insurance costs soar by over 35% in less than two years

Irish Independent: 25 May – Brokers unite to challenge regulation

Newstalk: 30 May: Setanta case could push your motor insurance premiums even higher

Dublin Live: 09 May – Standard Variable Rate Mortgages should be banned – here’s why

Cork Examiner: 28 April ‘Good time’ to opt for fixed home rates, says expert

Central Bank of Ireland – Consumer Protection Bulletin: 20 April 2017 : Consumer Protection Bulletin on Motor Insurance. Information compiled from data submitted by 24 motor insurance companies providing insurance to Irish personal consumers in 2016.

Irish Independent: 11 April: 7 ways to negotiate the property market now

Sunday Independent: 10 April: New warning to elderly on ‘too good to be true’ scam fraudsters

Irish Independent: 11 April: This invasive plant can grow through concrete walls and wipe out the value of your house in just months

Irish News: 03 April: Dublin drivers ranked as country’s worst – AA Survey finds 

Tralee Today: 05 April: Tralee Financial Services Firm Celebrates A Win In Croke Park

Sunday Times: 19 March: Bricks and mortar bombs

Examiner: 14 March: Irish Brokers’ Association chairman predicts mortgage market will reach €10bn

Sunday Business Post: 26 March 2017: Recognising Outstanding Broker Professionalism in Financial Service Industry

Dublin Live: 06 MarchIs a tsunami of repossessions as predicted really likely

Sunday Times: 05 March: The Unlendables 

Sunday Business Post: 05 March: Who’s in the driving seat of the car insurance market?

Irish Independent:17 Feb:  Home Economics: Answering your property questions

Irish Independent:20 Feb:  Top five tips to help save you hundreds on your car insurance

Irish Independent: 12 FebVulture fund’s discount makes trackers even better value

Kildare Street.Com: 16 Feb: Motor Insurance Costs Motion, Leinster House 

Sunday Times:12 Feb: Don’t let the grass grow – Huge household savings are there for the taking but few of us bother to look for deals

Examiner: 06 February: Expert: Lots of vulture offers but no mortgage refinancing to secure deals

Dublin Live: 06 February: Why are we more afraid of pensions than dentists? 

 Irish Independent Business Section:29 January: First-time buyers: How to get the best mortgage

Irish Independent: 31 January: Huge care costs can be the biggest financial burden families ever face

Sunday Business Post: 22 January: Four ways to reduce the cost of your car insurance

Irish Independent: 18 January: ‘There are hopes of a slowdown in insurance hikes but here are tips to help curb your costs’

Sunday Business Post: 15 January: Guarded welcome for motor insurance report

Sunday Business Post: 08 January: Flood of applications for help-to-buy scheme

Irish Independent:08 January: A gift of €20k from parents is only way to afford a house

Irish Times – 08 January: Bank of Ireland to use brokers again to sell mortgages

Irish Independent05 January: Pension funds end 2016 higher, despite bumps

Irish Independent – 03 JanuaryHow to beat the New Year’s financial trials – over 400,000 health insurance customers will be among the first to face price hikes


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