CNB Licences

Collection Agencies and the New Obligation to Obtain a CNB License

According to the new Act on the Non-Performing Loans Market, collection agencies managing non-performing bank loans will now be required to obtain a license from the Czech National Bank for non-performing loans managers.

Licence for Non-Performing Loan Managers

The Chamber of Deputies approved the new Act on the Non-Performing Loans Market, which transposes Directive (EU) 2021/2167 of the European Parliament and of the Council on credit managers and credit dealers. The Czech National Bank has already published a draft implementing decree to this Act.

Commentary for the Magazine Bankovnictví

In the November issue of magazine Bankovnictví, Zuzana Stuchlíková was given the opportunity to comment on the licensing process at the Czech National Bank.

Participation in the Conference “Trends in Payment Systems 2021”

Stuchlíková & Partners spoke together with representatives of the Czech Banking Association, the Ministry of Finance, Mastercard, Komerční banka, and Česká spořitelna at the conference “TRENDS IN PAYMENT SYSTEM 2021”, organized by conforum s.r.o. on 16 February 2021, with a contribution entitled Experience with Obtaining a Payment Licence. In our presentation, we focused mainly on the biggest pitfalls of the licensing process at the CNB and lessons learned from them.

New Reporting Duty for Financial Services Intermediaries

The Czech National Bank (the “CNB”), in accordance with Section 41(3) of Act no. 6/1993 Coll. on the Czech National Bank, as amended, has issued, with effect from 1 January 2021, Decree no. 518/2020 Coll., on the Submission of Information on Financial Services Intermediaries to the Czech National Bank, details for fulfilling the reporting duty at the CNB for financial services intermediaries.

Revoking CNB Licence due to Non-Provision of Payment Services

Have you received a Notice of Initiation of Ex officio Proceedings, in which the Czech National Bank informs you of the initiation of administrative proceedings on revoking authorization to provide payment services or issue electronic money because it believes that you have not provided such services for more than six months?

CNB Licence for an Exchange Office

The law firm Stuchlíková & Partners has successfully represented a client in obtaining a licence for an exchange office with the Czech National Bank. The services of our law firm included company formation, preparation of all licensing documentation for obtaining an exchange office licence, and representation in the licencing procedure with the CNB.

Licences for PSD2 Payments

In the area of payments and e-money, we have provided re-licensing or new licences for 14 of our clients in the past year in accordance with the tightened PSD2 rules and the new Payment Systems Act (Act no. 370/2017 Coll.).

Insurance Intermediaries

An insurance intermediary means a natural or legal person who, on the basis of a Czech national bank (CNB) license, is authorized to provide services on the financial market.

Exchange office

In addition to banks and financial institutions, any other natural or legal person who obtains a license from the Czech National Bank may also perform the exchange activities.