Year captive legislation was passed
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Types of captives allowed
  • Single parent captives
  • Group captives
  • Protected cell/segregated portfolio companies
  • Special purpose captives
Number of full-time employees in captive regulatory department
Initial licensing and incorporating fees required by the domicile

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Annual fees
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Premium tax rate
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Premiums to surplus
As per the Solvency II Directive, Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Minimum capital (broken out by type of captive)

Minimum requirements in accordance with Solvency II as transposed into the Financial Services Act 2019 and the Financial Services (Insurance Cos.) Regulations 2020, €2.5 million or €3.7 million for general business (depending on the classes of business authorized); or €3.7 million for long-term business.

Applicable Acts/Enabling Legislation
Financial Services (Insurance Companies) Act of 1987; Financial services (Insurance Companies)(Solvency II Directive) Act 2015; Protected Cell Companies Act 2001.
Captive Administrator’s name and longevity in position
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Speed of licensing
2-3 months
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Address and contact information of Regulatory Department
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Website Address