Central Bank of Ireland
Prior to 2010, all Irish financial entities were regulated by the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority. However, in 2011, a new regulatory body was established known as the Central Bank of Ireland Commission. This Commission has the task of issuing licences to CBI-regulated brokers, but also has a number of other very important roles. It acts as a watchdog for the following service providers and their activities: Insurance providers, including general and life insurance as well as any consumer-related issues; Credit unions; Credit and mortgage providers and moneylenders, as well as overseeing customer charges and related consumer issues.