Market Link Guide - Ireland - Equities, corporate bonds and other instruments


Key features

CSD link as defined under CSDRa


Type of link


a. CSD Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 art. 2 (29)




Euroclear UK and Ireland Ltd (EUI)

Citibank N.A., London Branch







Country of incorporation

United Kingdom

The U.S.A.

Account type

Omnibus account

Omnibus account

Legal Account name / holder

Securities are registered in the nominee name of Citibank Nominees Ireland Limited

Clearstream Banking SA

Operational arrangements

Settlement in T2SNo 
Settlement free of paymentYes 
Settlement against paymentYesEligible settlement currencies: British Pounds (GBP), Euro (EUR) and U.S. Dollars (USD).
Settlement against payment in central bank money account of CBL/CBL customersNoCBL holds a cash account with the custodian that settles against payment transactions on behalf of CBL in Central Bank Money for GBP and EUR and in Commercial Bank Money for USD.
Bridge settlementNo 
Shaping facilityNo 
Partial settlement


See Settlement services.
Settlement penalty feesYesSee Settlement services.
Back-to-back processingYesBook-entry equities only.
Automatic compensationYes 
Registered securitiesYes 
Multi Market SecuritiesYes 
Lending and borrowingNo 
Proxy votingYes 
Investment FundsYesCREST eligible closed-end funds and ETFs.
Liquidity Hub ConnectNo 
Sale and purchase of rightsNo 
Repo servicesYes 
Market restrictionsNo 
Daily reconciliationYes 
Link eligible for use in Eurosystem credit operationsNo 
Moment of entrySettlement instruction is received by the CREST system.
IrrevocabilityMatched instructions are irrevocable and require bilateral cancellation.

Settlement finality

Settlement in EUI’s CREST system is final and irrevocable.

Legal arrangements

The below section is based on the legal opinion obtained by CBL that was issued on 5 June 2019. The information is provided for guidance only and should not be considered in isolation or as constituting a complete or definitive legal advice on any specific matter.

No insolvency proceedings against the custodian

The custodian is not established under local law, but under U.S. law. Under U.S. law, it is not customary to give an opinion on insolvency, as there is no central register of bankruptcies or similar procedures.

Custodian’s liability for negligence


Book-entry regime with in rem rights

CBL has a beneficial proprietary interest (as tenant in common) in its pro rata share of securities held by the custodian for its clients in accordance with its interest in securities recorded in and represented by the omnibus account.

Recognition of nominee concept


No right of retention to the custodian


Segregation of assets at the custodian


Securities are held by Citibank N.A., acting through its London branch with Euroclear UK & Ireland that is a UK entity (and not an Irish one).

No right of use


No upper-tier attachments


Insolvency of the custodian with no impact on CBL's rights 

The custodian is not established under local law, but under U.S. law. Under U.S. law under normal circumstances, CBL has a pro rata proprietery interest if the custodian declares bankrupcy. CBL’s rights and interests with respect to financial assets should not be affected by the insolvency or other failure of the cutodian unless the financial assets held by the custodian are insufficient to satisfy the interests of entitlement holders.

Shortfall pro-rated among holders


Record keeping of at least ten years The local law does not regulate retention periods. The custodian has committed to a record keeping period of at least 7 years.

Settlement finality in case of insolvency