Financial Regulatory

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A new bill will aim to "enhance transparency" around the practice of insurers deducting government payments from Covid-related claims settlements. The Department of Finance has begun drafting the Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, which will address insurance-related issues that have arisen

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Financial regulatory lawyer Eoin O'Connor has been appointed by global law firm Hogan Lovells as managing partner of its new Dublin office. Mr O'Connor, who has been appointed as partner in the firm's global regulatory practice, joins from Walkers, where he served as head of regulatory for Ireland.

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined accountancy firm Grant Thornton UK more than £2.3 million for failings and a "serious lack of competence" in its audits of restaurant chain Patisserie Valerie. Patisserie Valerie collapsed in January 2019 as allegations of fraud encompassed the c

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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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