Central Securities Depository Prague granted CSDR licence

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia,a.s.
According to the announcement of Czech CSD posted on its website on December 20th 2018, the Czech National Bank has issued the licence required by the new European CSD Regulation (CSDR), thus becoming yet another European depository in possession of this licence.
Fri, 21/12/2018

The Central Securities Depository Prague has received the licence from the Czech National Bank to pursue the activities of a central depository under the harmonized European regulation implemented by the CSDR. The decision became legally effective from 21 December, and, in addition to the CSDR, the activities of the CSD Prague and its participants will also be subject to the provisions of the Act on Capital Market Undertakings, as amended.

The Central Depository started the process of applying for permission from the Czech National Bank as early as 2017. The intention of the CSDR is to harmonize the services provided by individual European depositories and to enhance competition among CSD’s within EU in order to reach quality service for participants, issuers and investors. By obtaining the licence from the Czech National Bank, the Central Securities Depository is certified to comply with all the rules and standards required by the European legislation. Compliance with these rules not only enhances trust and reliability of the services provided by the Depository but also facilitates the cooperation with other European depositories in the settlement of foreign transactions, and also enables future development in European context, which is one of the main objectives of European regulation.

 The full CSD posting can be found under: