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

The Central Bank is committed to providing a clear, open and transparent authorisation process 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. 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.

Regulatory Service Standards Performance Report | pdf 1073 KB Brexit FAQ | pdf 633 KB

Recent Speeches

Recent speeches by our senior team set out our approach to the authorisation process:

Who We Authorise