Codes 

The following codes set out Central Bank’s policy under several headings. For a comprehensive list of all codes and other requirements imposed by the Central Bank in relation to particular industry sectors you should refer to that particular industry sector on our website.

Corporate Governance Requirements

Please note the change in the title of the Code Publications from the "Corporate Governance Code" to the "Corporate Governance Requirements" does not affect the substance or legal basis of the underlying document.  Any previous correspondence referring to the "Corporate Governance Code" remains valid and should be read as "Corporate Governance Requirements" going forward.

Corporate Governance Requirements for Captive Insurance and Captive Reinsurance Undertakings 2015 | pdf 855 KB

The following documents are being published on the Central Bank’s website for information purposes only.  The Corporate Governance Code for Credit Institutions and Insurance Undertakings 2013 has been split and renamed to provide for requirements for Insurance Undertakings and Credit Institutions separately, but the nature of these requirements have not changed.  The contents of these documents will be imposed as a requirement to which insurance undertakings must comply with from 1 January 2016 and Credit Institutions must comply with from 11 January 2016.  Please note, that until the Effective Date, the conditions previously imposed on credit institutions and (re)insurance undertakings to comply with the relevant Corporate Governance Code for Credit Institutions and Insurance Undertakings imposed on firms remains in force.

Corporate Governance Requirements for Insurance Undertakings 2015 | pdf 750 KB Corporate Governance Requirements for Credit Institutions 2015 | pdf 831 KB Corporate Governance Code for Credit Institutions and Insurance Undertakings 2013 (effective January 2015) | pdf 788 KB

Additional Corporate Governance Requirements publications

Corporate Governance Requirements for Credit Institutions - FAQs | pdf 889 KB Corporate Governance Requirements for Insurance Undertakings - FAQs | pdf 887 KB Corporate Governance Requirements for Credit Institutions - Guidelines on the Compliance Statement in accordance with Section 26 | pdf 1023 KB Corporate Governance Requirements for Insurance Undertakings - Guidelines on the Compliance Statement in accordance with Section 26 | pdf 978 KB Corporate Governance Code for Captive Insurance and Captive Reinsurance Undertakings - Frequently Asked Questions | pdf 919 KB Corporate Governance Code for Captive Insurance and Captive Reinsurance Undertakings - Guidelines on the Annual Compliance Statement in accordance with Section 18 | pdf 895 KB

Consumer Protection Codes

There are a number of consumer protection Codes of Conduct in place. These are available through the following links:

Consumer Protection Code 2012 | pdf 1748 KB Consumer Protection Code 2012 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2014 | pdf 1385 KB Addendum to Consumer Protection Code 2012 | pdf 732 KB Consumer Protection Code 2006 | pdf 2334 KB Addendum to Consumer Protection Code | pdf 168 KB Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears 2013 | pdf 1120 KB Consumer Protection Code for Licensed Moneylenders | pdf 104 KB Code of Conduct for Business Lending to Small and Medium Enterprises 2012 | pdf 515 KB Code of Conduct for Business Lending to Small and Medium Enterprises 2009 | pdf 59 KB Code of Conduct on the Switching of Current Accounts with Credit Institutions | pdf 280 KB

Other Codes

Code of Practice on Related Party Lending (applicable to Credit Institutions) 2013 | pdf 652 KB Related Party Lending FAQ 31 July 2013 | pdf 962 KB Code of Practice on the Transfer of Mortgages | pdf 9 KB The Auditor Protocol | pdf 582 KB