Changes or Amendments after Authorisation 

After authorisation has been granted, firms must inform the Central Bank of Ireland of any of the following changes to their authorisation. Notification of these changes should be sent to postauthorisations@centralbank.ie. It is preferable to email the changes (or use the online reporting system where appropriate). Postal submissions will be accepted in respect of the amendments listed below (except director appointments/resignations) to the following address:

Post Authorisations

Consumer Protection-Retail Intermediaries and Payment Institutions

Central Bank of Ireland

Po Box No. 559

Dame Street

Dublin 2

Change of Trading Name or Legal Name - 

Please include a copy of the CRO certificate setting out the new trading name or legal name. An amended Certificate of Registration/Statement of Authorisation will be sent to the firm.

Change of Address or Contact Details - 

Please inform us if your address, phone number or email address has been amended. An amended Certificate of Registration/Statement of Authorisation will be sent to the firm (if applicable).  

Director Retiring or Resigning -

Please include the reasons for the retirement/resignation, the date of departure from the firm and confirm whether or not there are any issues of fitness or probity that we should be informed about. This amendment is made through the online reporting system.

New Director being proposed -

An online Individual Questionnaire (IQ) may need to be submitted for approval.

New Letters of Appointment -

If you are a mortgage intermediary who has been issued a letter of appointment from a product producer, please submit a copy to the above email address and an amended mortgage authorisation certificate will be issued to you. Appointments issued to investment intermediaries under the Investment Intermediaries Act 1995 (as amended) should be notified to the Central Bank by the product producer. Appointments issued to insurance intermediaries under the European Communitites (Insurance Mediation) Regulations 2005 do not need to be notified to the Central Bank.

Appointments withdrawn -

If you are a mortgage intermediary who has been issued a letter of appointment from a product producer and that appointment has now been cancelled, please confirm this via the above email address and an amended mortgage authorisation certificate will be issued to you. The cancellation of appointments issued to investment intermediaries under the Investment Intermediaries Act 1995 (as amended) should be notified to the Central Bank by the product producer. The cancellation of appointments issued to insurance intermediaries under the European Communitites (Insurance Mediation) Regulations 2005 do not need to be notified to the Central Bank.

Extension of authorisation (new services added) -

If changing changing status from a Multi Agency Intermediary to an Authorised Advisor, please set out the reason for the change and confirm that the firm meets the relevant capital requirement. For other amendments, please confirm which product producer the firm will be offering this service through and specify how the relevant individuals in the firm meet the minimum competency requirements for that service.

Replacement of lost Statement of Authorisation/Certificate of Registration

If your Statment of Authorisation/Certificate of Registration has been mislaid or damaged you may request a replacement from the above email address. Additional statements/certificates for branch addresses are also available on request.

Change of person responsible for insurance mediation -

Insurance Intermediaries must nominate at least one individual to act as "person responsible for insurance mediation". This person should meet the minimum competency requirements for the relevant class of insurance mediation. The appointment or removal of a person responsible for insurance mediation should be notified to the above email address. An amended Certificate of Registration will be issued to the firm.

Passporting details for Insurance Intermediaries -

Include the correct passporting form which is available via this link.

Proposed Change to qualifying shareholding -

Prior approval from the Central Bank of Ireland is required before a proposed acquiring transaction as defined under the Investment Intermediaries Act 1995 (as amended) can proceed. Further details are set out in the application form and in the following link.

Click here for Application Form.

Investment Brokers/Intermediaries

There are additional ongoing requirements in relation to Investment Brokers/Intermediaries once they are authorised as set out in the Prudential Handbook for Authorised Advisors and Restricted Intermediaries.

 

'Contact Us' at retailintermediaries@centralbank.ie if you have any queries.