Introduction to the ORION Authorisation Process

The following is a general overview of the ORION Applications Process.

The principal criteria for assessing applications for authorisation are the:

  • Acceptability and transparency of the ownership of the financial service provider
  • Fitness and probity of individual directors and senior management 
  • Adequacy of proposed capital to be invested 
  • Adequacy of internal controls and risk management systems 
  • Level of resources and expertise of staff 

You can also learn more about the Fitness and Probity process, the Industry Funding Levy, and the Administrative Sanctions regime, which are relevant to all prospective and current financial services providers, on their respective pages.

ORION User Access

This document outlines the process that applicant firms must follow in order to obtain access to the ORION system, for submitting relevant fund and fund service provider applications.

ORION User Access Guide | pdf 495 KB

ORION General User Guide

This guide provides instructional support and guidance to applicant firms that use ORION for the purpose of submitting or viewing their Fund and/or Fund Service Provider applications.

ORION General User Guide (July 2023) | pdf 8431 KB

ORION Common Troubleshooting

This document provides answers to some of the most common ORION queries that the Central Bank receives from applicant firms.

ORION Common Troubleshooting (July 2023) | pdf 772 KB

ORION Comment's User Guide

This guide provides instructional support to applicants when using the comment's functionality on ORION. It outlines how to receive and respond to comment's issued by the Central Bank via ORION during the application review process.

ORION Comments User Guide (July 2023) | pdf 2434 KB