European Union (Requirements for Credit Transfers and Direct Debits in Euro) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 204/2016

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 29th April, 2016.

The Minister for Finance, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) and for the purpose of giving full effect to Regulation (EU) No. 260/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 20121 , hereby makes the following regulations:

Citation

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Union (Requirements for Credit Transfers and Direct Debits in Euro) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.

Definition

2. In these Regulations, “Principal Regulations” means the European Union (Requirements for Credit Transfers and Direct Debits in Euro) Regulations 2013 ( S.I. No. 132 of 2013 ).

Amendment of Regulation 2 of Principal Regulations

3. Regulation 2(1) of the Principal Regulations is amended—

(a) in the definition of “SEPA Regulation”, by substituting “Regulation (EC) No. 924/20091;” for “Regulation (EC) No. 924/20091.”; and

(b) by inserting the following after the definition of “SEPA Regulation”:

“ “trader” means—

(a) a person who is acting for purposes related to the person’s trade, business or profession, and

(b) a person acting on behalf of a person referred to in paragraph (a) of this definition.”.

Amendment of Regulation 4 of Principal Regulations

4. The Principal Regulations are amended by substituting the following for Regulation 4:

Competent authorities for purposes of SEPA Regulation and these Regulations

“4.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Bank is the competent authority in the State for the purposes of the SEPA Regulation and these Regulations.

(2) As respects each of the following cases, namely—

(a) a case under Article 9(1) of the SEPA Regulation where the payee is a consumer and the payer is a trader, and

(b) a case under Article 9(2) of that Regulation where the payer is a consumer and the payee is a trader,

the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is the competent authority in the State—

(i) for the purposes of the SEPA Regulation, and

(ii) for the purposes of these Regulations,

so far as it relates (or they relate) to that Article 9(1) or (2).

(3) Save as provided for in paragraph (4), the Bank shall monitor compliance with the SEPA Regulation effectively and take all necessary measures to ensure compliance.

(4) As respects each of the cases specified in paragraph (2)(a) and (b), the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission shall monitor compliance with Article 9(1) or (2), as the case may be, of the SEPA Regulation effectively and take all necessary measures to ensure compliance.”.

Amendment of Regulation 8 of Principal Regulations

5. Regulation 8(1) of the Principal Regulations is amended by deleting “who believes that evidence of or relating to the commission or intended commission of an offence under the SEPA Regulation is to be found on land or premises”.

Amendment of Regulations 13, 19 and 20 of Principal Regulations

6. (1) Regulation 13 of the Principal Regulations is deleted.

(2) Regulation 19 of the Principal Regulations is deleted.

(3) Regulation 20 of the Principal Regulations is amended by substituting “complaint” for “compliant”.

Amendment of Central Bank Act 1942

7. Section 2 (2A) of the Central Bank Act 1942 (No. 22 of 1942) is amended—

(a) in paragraph (va) (inserted by the European Union (Consumer Mortgage Credit Agreements) Regulations 2016 ( S.I. No. 142 of 2016 )), by substituting “credit intermediaries2 ;” for...

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