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Irish Securitisation Regulations
The Irish Securitisation Regulations were published on 18 January 2019 and take effect from 1 January 2019. Amongst other things, the Irish Regulations designate the Central Bank of Ireland
European Union
28 Feb 2019
Regulating Loan Owners: Proposed Amendments To The Credit Servicing Regulatory Regime (Update)
Following further debate in the Seanad (the upper house of the Irish parliament) on 18 December 2018, the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Amendment Bill 2018 (the "Bill")
17 Jan 2019
Regulating Loan Owners: Proposed Amendments To The Credit Servicing Regulatory Regime
The sale of non-performing loan ("NPL") books by Irish banks has been the subject of intense political and media scrutiny for a number of years due to the perceived impact of the sales of such loan books on underlying borrowers, particularly consumer and small and medium enterprise ("SME") borrowers.
4 Dec 2018
Credit Reporting Act 2013 – Extended To Include Hire Purchase And Similar Arrangements
With effect from 29 October 2018, the Credit Reporting Act 2013 (the "CRA 2013") has been amended with the result that the forms of reportable credit under the CRA 2013.
23 Nov 2018
European Securities Law Update: PD3 & Irish Prospectus Regulations
An offer of securities to the public with a total consideration in the EU of less than €1,000,000 will be exempt from the PD3 regime (reduced from previous €5,000,000 threshold).
European Union
13 Nov 2018
Boilerplate Clauses And Standard Language May Not Operate As Intended
Two recent decisions of the Court of Appeal will be of interest to any financial institution, lender or receiver active in the Irish market (including anyone acquiring Irish loans ...
5 Nov 2018
European Securities Law Update: Prospectus Regulation
In our latest European Securities Law Update and following the recent publication of the ESMA final report of technical advice issued on 3 April 2018 we provide a high-level synopsis of the recent Prospectus Regulation, ...
European Union
26 Apr 2018
New EU Securitisation Regulation: Impact For UCITS And AIFs
On 17 January 2018 the new Securitisation Regulation (Regulation EU 2017/2402) (the "Securitisation Regulation") came into force and will apply from 1 January 2019.
Cayman Islands
25 Apr 2018
New Reporting Obligations For Commercial Lenders Commencing Shortly
The Central Credit Register ("CCR") was established under the Credit Reporting Act 2013 as part of Ireland's commitments under the EU/IMF Programme of Financial Support.
27 Feb 2018
Good News On FX Forward Transactions For Irish Buy Side Including Irish UCITS And AIFS
With the deadline of 3 January 2018 fast approaching for counterparties to commence exchanging variation margin for physically-settled FX forward transactions...
21 Dec 2017
Irish MiFID II Implementation - Help For Collateral Managers
The Department of Finance has previously indicated to the market in its national discretions feedback statement that Ireland will be largely adopting a copy-out approach when implementing MiFID II.
6 Sep 2017
Irish MiFID II Implementing Legislation Now Published
The MiFID II Regulations transpose Directive 2014/65/EU on Markets in Financial Instruments, along with elements of Regulation 600/2014/ EU, the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation...
6 Sep 2017
Brexit - Central Bank Of Ireland Issues FAQ Paper
The Central Bank of Ireland has published a Brexit FAQ paper in which it provides general information to financial services firms considering relocating their operations from the UK to Ireland.
27 Jul 2017
MiFID II - Irish Implementation Update
The Department of Finance (the "DOF") has in the past week produced a feedback statement (the "Statement") on the public consultation it previously ran on the Irish implementation of MiFID II.
24 Jul 2017
The Long Goodbye: EU Takes Initial Step In Responding To UK's Notice Under Article 50
Today the European Council, comprising the heads of state of the remaining 27 European Union Member States, made their first move in what will undoubtedly be the long and complex process...
European Union
4 Apr 2017
Brexit Update - UK Signals Countdown To Hard Brexit
Yesterday's speech by the UK Prime Minister has set out the most unequivocal statement on the UK's stance on Brexit to date.
20 Jan 2017
Beneficial Ownership Register: Update And Actions Required
This approach has had the effect of forcing the vast majority of Corporates into an immediate technical breach of the Regulations and now requires Corporates to take prompt action to comply...
European Union
25 Nov 2016
Securities Financing: Reuse Obligations Become Effective
The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (EU 2015/2365) forms part of the EU initiative on shadow banking and is intended to assist in bringing more transparency to shadow banking activities.
European Union
21 Nov 2016
PRIIPS: Delay In Implementation Confirmed
It will come as a relief to industry that the European Commission has confirmed there will be a one-year delay to the implementation date of the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products regulations.
European Union
21 Nov 2016
Brexit – November Update: Client Trends And Wider Developments
Now that the initial surprise has worn off since the outcome of the Brexit referendum (replaced with surprise at the outcome of the US election!)...
16 Nov 2016
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