Ireland Safe Deposit Box Bank and Payment Accounts Register (ISBAR)

ISBAR Safety Deposit BoxThe register identifies the holders and beneficial owners of bank and payment accounts and safe-deposit boxes in Ireland, for the purpose of establishing links between suspicious transactions and underlying criminal activity. The register, operated by the Central Bank of Ireland, assists competent authorities seeking to prevent and combat Money Laundering (ML) and Terrorist Financing (TF). The register ensures that flows of money can be properly traced to individuals, entities and illicit networks at an early stage.

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Information Contained on the Register

For the purpose of bank or payment accounts the following information will be reported to the register:

  • IBAN
  • Account name
  • Date of account opening
  • Date of account closure (as applicable)
  • Account holder (natural person) (or person acting on behalf of account holder)

Forename, surname, date of birth, address

  • Account holder (not a natural person) (or person acting on behalf of account holder)

Name and registered address

  • Beneficial owner (natural person)

Forename, surname, date of birth, address

For the purpose of safe deposit boxes the following information will be reported to the register:
  • Lessee (natural person)

Forename and surname of the lessee, date of birth of the lessee, address of the lessee and lease period 

  • Lessee (not a natural person)

Name of the lessee, registered address of the lessee and lease period

No account balance information will be contained in the register.

Guidance

Technical Guidance Documents

Where a credit institution does not provide a safe deposit box service, there is no requirement to provide information in this regard. Any such credit institution should notify the Central Bank that safe deposit services are not offered to clients by completing the Safe Deposit Box attestation form below and returning to [email protected]

Ireland Safe Deposit Box Bank and Payment Accounts Register - Scope Guidance | pdf 729 KB

Reporting Templates

Included in the reporting instructions below are:

Information Resources

Data Protection

The Central Bank has completed a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) in relation to the implementation of ISBAR.

Read the Central Bank of Ireland’s Data Privacy Statement.

Read the Executive Summary DPIA.  

FAQ

Ireland Safe Deposit Bank and Payments Accounts Register – Frequently Asked Questions

Key Dates

Contact 

For more information please contact: [email protected]