Financial Regulatory

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Legislation requiring certain large systemic investment firms to re-authorise as credit institutions will be introduced "as soon as possible", the Department of Finance has said. Statutory instruments signed by finance minister Paschal Donohoe this week have partly transposed the Investment Firms Di

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Legislation necessary in Ireland for reforms to the European Stability Mechanism has been published. The Finance (European Stability Mechanism and Single Resolution Fund) Bill 2021 forms part of the national ratification procedure for the reforms agreed by the Eurogroup last November.

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Barrister Hugh Moulton has been appointed to the management board of North & East Housing Association. Mr Moulton has joined the board along with Rosalind Carroll, who last year became chief executive of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB).

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Irish lawyer Joe Gavin has departed from his role as partner and head of financial services at ByrneWallace to take up a role as chief executive officer of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). With over 26 years' experience as a financial services lawyer, Mr Gavin, who takes up the role fr

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A new bill to restrict the total cost of credit on moneylending loans will be drafted following government approval. The Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2021 will introduce a cap on the interest rate a moneylender can charge on a loan and it will prohibit moneylenders from charging for home collect

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Legislation to bring providers of hire purchase and personal contract plans (PCPs) under the remit of the Central Bank has been published. The Consumer Protection (Regulation of Retail Credit and Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2021 will implement the key recommendations of the Tutty Report to&nbs

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Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the appointment of Lisa Connaughton as head of company secretarial operations in Dublin. Ms Connaughton, who joins from Maples Fiduciary Services and has over 15 years' company secretarial, compliance and governance experience, will boost the firm'

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The barrister heading the Central Bank of Ireland's financial conduct operations has been elected as chair of the investment management standing committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Derville Rowland, who joined the Central Bank in 2004 and was appointed as director gene

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Two pieces of legislation giving effect to EU directives on money laundering and white collar crime have cleared the Oireachtas. The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill will strengthen existing anti-money laundering legislation and will give effect to provisi

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International law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced the promotion of Derek Lawlor and James McKnight to partners in Dublin. The double appointment forms part of a global round of 13 partner promotions across eight offices in Europe and Asia.

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