Consumer spending set to hit €111bn in 2020

Consumer spending in Ireland is forecast to top €111 billion this year, as the consumer economy emerges from a so-called ‘lost decade’. The latest Consumer Market Monitor from the Marketing Institute and the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School says consumer demand has remained resilient in recent years despite the threat of Brexit. It forecasts a […]

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UK consumers banned from using credit cards to gamble

Gamblers in the UK will no longer be able to use their credit cards to place bets online after a major shake-up of rules announced by the industry regulator. From 14 April, people wanting to place bets online will have to do so by using either a debit card or through cash deposited into an […]

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Business sentiment rises on Brexit deal hopes but consumers remain wary

A new economic survey, which combines consumer and business sentiment, rose slightly in October as the risk of a Halloween Brexit crash out receded.  A new economic survey, which combines consumer and business sentiment, rose slightly in October as the risk of a Halloween Brexit crash out receded.  The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse stood […]

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Consumers spent €1.7 billion online in March

Consumers spent €1.7 billion online in March New figures from the Central Bank show that there are more payment cards than people in this country, with just over six million active credit or debit cards in circulation. In the first three months of the year, Irish people spent just over €1.7 billion using those cards […]

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