The Central Bank has published a guidance note on completing an application for authorisation as an electronic money institution under regulation 9 of the European Communities (Electronic Money) Regulations 2011 and a similar guidance note in respect of payment institution authorisation applications under regulation 18 of the European Communities (Payment Services) Regulations 2009. All applications for such authorisation must be made to the Central Bank as the competent authority in Ireland for the authorisation and supervision of Electronic Money and Payment Institutions.