Raw deal from Irish banks

With €16 billion to flow into the economy from Special Savings Incentive Accounts (SSIAs) this year, Irish consumers have a lot of money to play with.

7th January, 2006

With €16 billion to flow into the economy from Special Savings Incentive Accounts (SSIAs) this year, Irish consumers have a lot of money to play with. But if consumers choose to invest or save their money, or use it to buy financial products or services, can the banks be trusted?

Last year, Irish banks in the North and the Republic found themselves at the centre of major inquiries. In May 2005, the Competition Commission, which...

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