ISIN Services | CFI & FISN Services | Ireland | Apply

Euronext Dublin is the National Numbering Agency for ISINs (International Security Identification Number) and member of ANNA (Association of National Numbering Agencies). We are responsible for issuance and maintenance of ISIN codes in Ireland. We are also responsible for allocating CFI (Classification of Financial Instruments) and FISN (Financial Instrument Short Name).

What is an ISIN, CFI and FISN?

What is an ISIN?

An International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) is recognised as the global standard for unique identification of financial instruments.

An ISIN is a 12-character alpha-numerical code.

Further information on ISIN codes

What is CFI?

The CFI (classification of financial instruments) code is used to define and describe financial instruments as a uniform set of codes for all market participants.

The CFI consists of six alphabetical characters.

Further information on CFI codes

What is FISN?

The FISN (Financial Instrument Short Name) provides a consistent and uniform approach to standardise short names and descriptions for financial instruments. The FISN consists of up to maximum of 35 characters, composed by issuer short name, and instrument description.

Further information on FISN codes

Submission process

Register for free (if not already registered).

Once registered, login and complete the online submission form and attach all relevant supporting documentation.

Once submitted a confirmation page containing ISIN submission details will appear with the ISIN application Reference number.

We review the online submission and will send you a query if any further clarification is required.

ISIN delivery includes FISN and CFI Codes

Once we validate your submission, we issue ISIN(s), FISN(s) and CFI codes and will you send you a confirmation email containing these codes.

Your account details will also be updated to include the ISIN(s).

Need a new ISIN?

Update process for ISINs

Register for free (If not already registered).

Once registered, login and complete the online update form and attach all relevant supporting documentation.

Once submitted a confirmation page containing updated details will appear with the ISIN application ID.

We review the update submission and will send you a query if further clarification is required.

Once the update submission is validated, we will make the requested changes and notify you.

We will also amend the FISN if applicable and will provide the updated FISN in the confirmation email.

Fees

DebtFundEquity
New ISIN including CFI and FISN€100 ex VAT€100 ex VAT€100 ex VAT
UpdateNo chargeNo chargeNo charge
New CFI and FISN - with existing ISINNo chargeNo chargeNo charge

As all ISIN applications are for Irish entities, VAT is always applied.

How to Pay

You pay in advance for the service. There are two options:

  • Pay as you go - Pay by credit card (using Realex) or PayPal at the time of submission.
  • Set up a prepaid account with us – this requires a pre-approved agreement with Euronext Dublin which takes approx. 2 weeks to set up. Please email our Finance Department finance@ise.ie if you are interested in this option. If you have an existing pre-paid account you can extend this to include unlisted ISINs processing.

How do I set up an account with PayPal?

You need to set up a PayPal business account. PayPal facilitates multi-currency payment through bank transfer or direct from an established PayPal business account so this may be a suitable alternative for some users.

Instructions to set up a PayPal business account

FAQS

Can the entity applying to Euronext Dublin for an ISIN be domiciled in a country other than Ireland?

No. An entity applying to Euronext Dublin must be domiciled in Ireland, domiciled entities from other countries should apply to their local National Numbering Agency (NNA).

I have an ISIN code - how do I get a CFI and FISN code?

If you have an ISIN, you can simply email isedirectisin@ise.ie, include the ISIN and we will provide you with the CFI and FISN codes free of charge.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for ISIN Services