On 30 September 2010, the Central Bank Act 1942 (Sections 33J and 33K) Regulations 2010 (the Regulations) were signed into law, and became operative. These Regulations amend the industry funding levies payable on a yearly basis by regulated entities (including insurers, reinsurers and insurance intermediaries) to the Central Bank. In most cases, the prudential levy rates have increased, and consumer levy rates have decreased, for such Irish authorised entities. Consumer levy rates have also decreased for foreign insurers operating in Ireland on a cross-border basis. The Central Bank has also published a Guide to Industry Funding Regulations for 2010, levy calculation templates for each category of entity, a 2010 Industry Funding Levy Notice and a template direct debit mandate for use by entities for levy payment, if desired.