Financial Industry Forum 

Financial Services Forum

In 2022, the Central Bank established the Financial Industry Forum (the Forum).  

The Forum provides an opportunity for the Central Bank to engage regularly with senior industry representatives from across Ireland’s financial sector.

The Forum focuses on cross-sectoral issues of strategic importance for the financial system in Ireland.

It meets twice a year and is chaired by the Governor of the Central Bank and its membership is comprised of 14 representative bodies from across the financial industry. 

The Forum will be reviewed each year, with the first review taking place at the end of 2023.

Financial Industry Forum - Subgroups

The Financial Industry Forum is focused on strategic discussion and identifying high-level issues of importance. To allow for more detailed discussion, member organisations also participate in three Subgroups, chaired by Central Bank senior leaders.

These Subgroups meet twice a year with membership drawn from participants nominated by the Forum’s member organisations.

  • Domestic Subgroup: focuses on the regulatory framework, policy and emerging trends for firms servicing domestic markets.
  • International Subgroup: focuses on the regulatory framework, implementation of policy and emerging trends relevant to firms servicing international market.
  • Innovation Subgroup: facilitates strategic dialogue between the Central Bank and the financial sector on the ongoing enhancement of innovation in the financial system.

Financial Industry Forum

Terms of Reference

Read the full Terms of Reference for the Financial Industry Forum and the Subgroups:

Financial Industry Forum and Subgroup meeting summaries 


  • Association of Irish Mortgage Advisors
  • Banking & Payments Federation Ireland
  • Brokers Ireland
  • Credit Union Development Association
  • Electronic Money Association
  • Federation of International Banks Ireland
  • Financial Services Ireland (IBEC)
  • Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland
  • Insurance Ireland
  • Irish Association of Investment Managers
  • Irish Funds
  • Irish League of Credit Unions
  • Irish MiFID Industry Association