Introduction to Investment Firms

Notice I COVID-19 - Prudential Regulatory Flexibility Measures

Find details of applicable extensions and postponements, as well as details of the Central Bank's application of relevant announcements by the European Supervisory Authorities. Find out more. (21 April 2020)

The Central Bank authorises two types of Investment Firms. Information on each type of Investment Firm is available by clicking on the appropriate link below:

In determining whether a proposed application falls for authorisation under the IIA or MIFID, applicants are advised to seek legal advice prior to submitting a formal application for authorisation.

Unlike a MiFID investment firm, investment business firms authorised under the IIA can only provide a limited range of services and cannot passport their services to other EEA jurisdictions.

The Central Bank of Ireland’s Register contains a list of all financial service providers currently regulated by the Central Bank.

Please also see our Overview of Business Processes webpage for further information.

Central Bank of Ireland Taxonomy 2.0

The Central Bank Taxonomy introduces XBRL versions of the PRISM Impact Metrics Data return (‘PIMD’) and FINREP return(s) currently submitted on ONR by investment firms / fund service providers. The taxonomy package for version 2.0 is published below, alongside further information on XBRL and sample files.

Central Bank of Ireland Business Rules v2.0 | xls 1124 KB Central Bank Taxonomy Xbrl File Upload Guidance | pdf 2080 KB Central Bank Taxonomy 2.0 Publication | zip 3223 KB XBRL Links | pdf 218 KB C333002_20200331_PIMD.xbrl | xbr 9 KB C333002_20201231_FINREP_P_AAA.xbrl | xbr 345 KB