• 12 November 2018

    New Hire Purchase, Asset Finance and PCPs to be included on Central Credit Register.

    From 30 June 2019, lenders will be obliged to report information on all hire purchase (including PCPs), asset finance and similar lending to the Central Credit Register. This includes lending to consumers and non-consumers.

    This is as a result of a recent amendment to the Credit Reporting Act 2013 which brings hire purchase (including PCPs), asset finance, and similar lending within the scope of the Central Credit Register.


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  • 04 October 2018

    Lenders must enquire from 30 September 2018

    Lenders have been submitting information on credit cards, mortgages overdrafts and personal loans to the Central Credit Register monthly since 30 June 2017. Credit reports are available free of charge for consumers (subject to fair usage), and will contain information on these types of loans.

    From 30 September 2018, lenders considering a consumer loan applications of €2000 or more are obliged to enquire on the Central Credit Register for a borrowers’ credit report. In addition lenders may obtain credit reports if borrowers have sought to restructure of a loan or are in arrears on any loan repayments, or are seeking a loan under €2,000.

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  • 20 March 2018

    Credit Reports now available

    Following a satisfactory review of the data submitted by banks and credit unions, to the Central Credit Register, the initial enquiry phase has now commenced. This means that from today borrowers and lenders can request a copy of credit reports from the Central Credit Register.

    Data on mortgages, personal loans, credit cards and overdrafts, which is backdated to 30 June 2017, is live on the system and is incorporated into credit reports.

    From 30 September 2018 it will be compulsory for credit providers to access the Central Credit Register when considering a credit application for €2,000 or greater.

    Further information www.centralcreditregister.ie or read the Explainer on our Consumer Hub

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