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Research & Strategy

Irish Activities

There are a number of institutions in Ireland mandated in the area of personal finance education, or that have focussed significant resources in this area.

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service has a statutory remit to promote and develop education in respect of money management.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is required to increase awareness amongst consumers of the costs, risks and benefits of financial products and services.

The Pensions Authority provides information on pensions to the public and to those involved in pensions.

In addition to these, other organisations such as financial institutions run financial capability programmes for school-going or adult audiences. For more details, please see Education Resources in Ireland.


The Financial Regulator conducted a major Financial Capability study to measure levels of financial capability in Ireland. The fieldwork for the study was done in late 2007 and early 2008. The Economic Analysis and Research Department in the Central Bank conducted the empirical analysis underpinning 'Financial Capability in Ireland: An Overview' and produced a Research Technical Paper titled 'Financial Capability: New Evidence for Ireland'. 

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