On 4 May 2018, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) published a Policy Notice in relation to branches of third-country insurance undertakings. The Policy Notice provides an overview of how the CBI intends to approach the authorisation and supervision of third-country branches. On the same date, the CBI published a suite of additional materials relating to third-country branches including:

  • a new Handbook for third-country branches
  • Guidance (including a Checklist) on submitting applications for authorisation
  • an addendum to the CBI's Domestic Actuarial Regime and Related Governance Requirements; and
  • a Feedback Statement on Consultation Paper 115 concerning the authorisation and supervision of third-country branches