On 26 February, the Central Bank published the latest edition of the Intermediary Times newsletter. Reminder letters to pay the 2015 Industry Funding Levy were sent out on 5 February 2016. Any firm that has not paid the levy must either pay the overdue amount or contact the Central Bank’s Industry Funding Team to avoid legal action.

The Central Bank also provides updates on: the highlights of the Consumer Protection Outlook Report for intermediaries; a reminder to submit the Annual Pre-Approval Control Function Confirmation Return; the reclassification of multi-agency intermediaries and authorised advisors as investment intermediaries; Grandfathered persons’ compliance with the Consumer Protection Code (CPC); and compliance by self-employed agents of intermediaries with certain provisions of the CPC.

A link to the Intermediary Times newsletter is here