Establishing in Ireland 

The Central Bank is the competent authority in Ireland for the authorisation of financial services entities. The authorisation process is an important supervisory gateway and a significant operational activity for the organization.

The Central Bank is committed to providing a clear, open and transparent authorisation processes while ensuring a rigorous assessment of the applicable regulatory standards. To support this, on a semi-annual basis, the Central Bank publishes a Regulatory Service Standards Performance Report. This document sets out the Central Bank’s performance against 40 service standards that the organisation has committed to. These service standards are designed to inform stakeholders with regard to the length of time certain regulatory processes will take. Read the latest Regulatory Service Standards Performance Report.

Authorisation/Approval Processes:

Credit Institutions

Insurance / Reinsurance Undertakings

Retail Intermediaries, Money Lenders, Payment Firms, Bureaux de Change and Debt Management Firms

Investment Funds and Fund Service Providers

Investment Firms

Regulated Disclosures - Prospectus Approval

Trust or Company Service Providers

Fitness and Probity PCF