Completing and Submitting an Individual Questionnaire 

The Individual Questionnaire is completed online and can be accessed through the Central Bank of Ireland’s Online Reporting System (ONR). 

Access to the Online Reporting System

RFSPs who currently have access to the ONR will require access to the Fitness and Probity returns.  If you do not currently have access to these returns, please email regulatorytransactions@centralbank.ie.

For new financial service providers seeking authorisation or existing RFSPs seeking access to ONR for the first time, please contact the appropriate authorisation/supervision team in the Central Bank of Ireland.  Please refer to the relevant ‘Contact Us’ section for your applicable industry sector here.

The following guidance document provides further information in relation to the Central Bank of Ireland’s ONR system including the different ONR account types and important security information.

Completing and Submitting an Individual Questionnaire

Please refer to the Online Individual Questionnaire User Manual and the Individual Questionnaire Template below for further information.

The proposing entity will provide the applicant with a user name and password, which the applicant uses to log into ONR. Once logged in, the applicant will have the option to start a new Individual Questionnaire application.

The Individual Questionnaire is completed online by an applicant seeking to perform one or more PCFs.  Once completed, the Individual Questionnaire is submitted by the applicant to the proposing entity.  An appropriate PCF holder (as specified in the Online Individual Questionnaire User Manual below) in the proposing entity will review the Individual Questionnaire, complete a declaration on behalf of the proposing entity and submit the Individual Questionnaire application to the Central Bank of Ireland for assessment.

Where the applicant is applying for PCF-10 (a Sole Trader), they complete a mandatory declaration and submit their Individual Questionnaire directly to the Central Bank of Ireland for assessment.

The Individual Questionnaire comprises of the 13 sections listed below, some of which may not be applicable to an applicant, depending on their personal circumstances. 

  • Section 1: Preliminary Questions 
  • Section 2: Applicant Personal Details 
  • Section 3: Professional Experience & Other Relevant Experience, Educational Qualifications, Professional Memberships & Relevant Training 
  • Section 4: Minimum Competency Code 2011 
  • Section 5: Applicant Reputation and Character 
  • Section 6: Applicant Current and Previous Regulatory Approvals 
  • Section 7: Applicant Shareholdings in Proposing Entity or Group Companies 
  • Section 8: Applicant Shareholdings/Business Interests in Financial Entities and Other Firms 
  • Section 9: Positions as an Executive/Non-Executive Director, Chairman, Manager or Financial Service Provider in any entity (financial or other) where the position has not been approved by a financial services regulator 
  • Section 10: Supporting Documentation 
  • Section 11: Applicant Declaration 
  • Section 12: Proposer Declaration 
  • Section 13: Sole Trader Declaration

Videos

The videos below will assist both the applicant and the proposing entity to complete and then submit an Individual Questionnaire to the Central Bank of Ireland. 

Video 1 Section 1     Preliminary Questions

Video 2 Section 2     Applicant Personal Details

Video 3 Section 3     Professional Experience & Other Relevant Experience

Video 4 Section 4 - Grandfathering     Minimum Competency Code 2011 - Grandfathering

Video 5 Section 4 - New Entrant     Minimum Competency Code 2011 - New Entrant

Video 6 Section 5      Applicant Reputation and Character

Video 7 Section 6      Applicant Current and Previous Regulatory Approvals

Video 8 Section 7      Applicant Shareholdings in Proposing Entity or Group Companies 

Video 9 Section 8      Applicant Shareholdings/Business Interests in Financial Entities and Other Firms 

Video 10 Section 9    Positions as an Executive/Non-Executive Director, Chairman, Manager or Financial Service Provider in any entity (financial or other)

Video 11 Section 10    Supporting Documentation

Video 12 Section 11     Applicant Declaration

Video 13 Section 12     Proposer Declaration

Video 14 Section 13     Sole Trader Declaration

Video 15 Export Function    How to export your information for your records and/or to use for future IQ applications          

Video 16 Import Function     How to import your information into a subsequent IQ application