Warning on Unauthorised Firm

29 November 2018 Press Release
Warning

The Central Bank of Ireland (‘Central Bank’) today 29 November 2018 published the name of an unregistered insurance intermediary, Eire Quote (Ireland) – www.eirequote.com. Eire Quote (Ireland) is not registered as an insurance intermediary with the Central Bank nor is it authorised by the Central Bank to provide any other financial services.

A list of unauthorised firms published to date is available on the Central Bank website.

It is a criminal offence for an unauthorised firm/person to provide financial services in Ireland that would require an authorisation under the relevant legislation which the Central Bank is the responsible body for enforcing. Consumers should be aware, that if they deal with a firm/person who is not authorised, they are not eligible for compensation from any statutory compensation schemes.

Any person wishing to contact the Central Bank with information regarding such firms/persons may telephone (01) 224 4000. This line is also available to the public to check if a firm is authorised. Since obtaining the necessary legal powers in August 1998, the names of 331 unauthorised firms have been published by the Central Bank.

ENDS

Notes

The name of the above firm is published under the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013.