The Central Bank published Guidance Notes on its website to provide instructional support and guidance to Retail Intermediary Firms who are required to file a Retail Intermediary Annual Return (RIAR) to the Central Bank using the Online Reporting System.

The Guidance Notes focuses on the structure and content of the RIAR and provides clarity and definitions for the relevant fields contained within each form of the RIAR.

All Retail Intermediaries (i.e. Investment Business Firms, Mortgage Intermediaries and Insurance Intermediary firms) are required to submit, on an annual basis, RIAR electronically to the Central Bank, using the Online Reporting System.