Loans and credit
Consumers who borrow money are protected by legislation. Information on types of credit, getting the right loan for your needs and your right to privacy as a financial consumer.
There are detailed rules governing the advertising of financial services and credit. The Central Bank of Ireland monitors compliance with these rules.
How to apply for an overdraft from a financial institution and what to do if you experience difficulty in paying back an overdraft.
A mortgage is a long-term financial commitment. You need to assess your finances and ensure that you can manage the repayments. The Central Bank has set limits on the size of residential mortgages.
This document describes the law concerning hire purchase agreements.
Moneylending is the practice of giving cash loans or supplying goods or services that are repaid at a high level of interest over a short period of time. Information about how moneylending is regulated and the rules that apply.
Describes how credit history databases work and how to access your credit history.
If you borrow money you will be charged interest. If you save money you will earn interest. Find out about the different terms used for interest charged or earned.
This easy-to-access loan from participating credit unions is aimed at people getting social welfare payments who may have difficulties accessing credit. It is not available from all credit unions.