Registration - Cheque Cashing Offices

On 26 November 2018, Section 108A of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing), Act 2010 introduced for the first time a statutory requirement for persons who carry on the business of a cheque cashing office to register with the Central Bank of Ireland ('Central Bank’).

When Does the Obligation to Register Arise?

If you carry on the business of a cheque cashing office as your principal business activity, and you are not otherwise authorised or licenced to carry on business by the Central Bank, then you will need to register with the Central Bank as a 'Cheque Cashing Office'.

How to Register as a Cheque Cashing Office

Use the form below if you need to register as a cheque cashing office with the Central Bank.

Cheque Cashing Office Registration Form | xls 176 KB

Send your completed registration form by e-mail to the Central Bank at CCOReg@centralbank.ie.

Post-registration changes

Contact the Central Bank by e-mail at CCOReg@centralbank.ie for any of the following changes:

  • Cessation of Cheque Cashing Activities;
  • Change in Registered Office;
  • Change of address(es)  at which cheque cashing business is carried on; or
  • Change to principal contact details.

If you are uncertain whether a change requires notification you should contact the Central Bank directly at CCOReg@centralbank.ie.