Press releases 

This section contains press releases issued by the Central Bank.  Press releases for previous years are available by choosing the appropriate year in the drop down menu.

 

Update on Custom House Capital

Update on Custom House Capital

Date:29 July 2014

Central Bank to Lift Prohibition on Lending by Investment Funds

The Central Bank of Ireland has today (28 July 2014) published a consultation paper ‘Consultation on loan originating Qualifying Investor AIF’.

Date:28 July 2014

Central Bank of Ireland Quarterly Bulletin Q3 2014

The Central Bank of Ireland has published Quarterly Bulletin Q3 2014.

Date:28 July 2014

Central Bank publishes research on the Irish reinsurance industry and the introduction of the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure

The Central Bank of Ireland has published two signed articles from the Central Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin for Q3 2014: Reinsurance in Ireland: Development and Issues and Ireland and the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure

Date:25 July 2014

Central Bank publishes Guidelines on Variable Remuneration for Sales Staff as part of on-going engagement on achieving a consumer-centred sales culture

The Central Bank has published Guidelines on the Variable Remuneration Arrangements for Sales Staff following the completion of a cross-sectoral review of incentives payable to employees of banks, insurance companies and investment firms.

Date:24 July 2014

Statement - Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs)

Statement by the Central Bank of Ireland on the authorisation of Alternative Investment Fund Managers

Date:23 July 2014

Statement - Patrick Brady

The Central Bank of Ireland announced today that Patrick Brady, Director of Policy & Risk, has resigned his position.

Date:23 July 2014

Central Bank announces appointment of Chief Economist

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced the appointment of Gabriel Fagan to the role of Chief Economist.

Date:22 July 2014

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Investment Firm

The Central Bank of Ireland has published the name of an unauthorised investment firm, Thüngen Financial (Luxembourg).

Date:22 July 2014

EBA Opinion on Virtual Currencies

The European Banking Authority has published an opinion on virtual currencies, including Bitcoin.

Date:18 July 2014

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Investment Firm

The Central Bank has published the name of an unauthorised investment firm, Hopler Global Investment Group (Hong Kong).

Date:16 July 2014

New research on interest-only mortgages in Ireland

The Central Bank of Ireland has published a new Economic Letter on ‘Interest-only mortgages in Ireland’ (Economic Letter Vol. 2014 no. 5).

Date:16 July 2014

FinCoNet Publishes its Report on Responsible Lending

FinCoNet, the International Financial Consumer Protection Organisation, has published its report outlining key findings and good practices on Responsible Lending – a Review of Supervisory Tools for Consumer Lending Practices.

Date:15 July 2014

Central Bank publishes findings of Review of Compliance with the Advertising requirements of the Consumer Credit Regulations

The Central Bank of Ireland today reports on the findings of its Review of the banking, moneylending and credit union sectors’ compliance with the Advertising Requirements of the European Communities (Consumer Credit Agreements) Regulations 2012.

Date:14 July 2014

Security Issue Statistics – May 2014

The Central Bank has released its statistics on market-based financing activities of financial and non-financial firms incorporated in Ireland at end-May 2014

Date:10 July 2014

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Investment Firm

The Central Bank has published the name of an unauthorised investment firm, Brock Hartwick (UK).

Date:10 July 2014

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Investment Firm

The Central Bank of Ireland has published the name of an unauthorised investment firm, Clarion Equity Management (Japan).

Date:10 July 2014

Holders of Irish Government Bonds - May 2014

The Central Bank has pubilshed its dataset on the holders of Irish government bonds.

Date:09 July 2014

Central Bank announces appointment of Registrar of Credit Unions

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced the appointment of Anne Marie McKiernan as Registrar of Credit Unions

Date:04 July 2014

Central Bank announces appointment of Director of Insurance Supervision

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced the appointment of Sylvia Cronin as the Director of Insurance Supervision.

Date:03 July 2014