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Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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2.  After that Article insert—

3A.    Common bonds: corporate members

(1) This Article applies for the purposes of determining whether—

(a)a body corporate, or

(b)an individual acting in the capacity as a partner in a partnership or an officer or member of the governing body of an unincorporated association,

has a common bond within Article 3(4)(a) to (d) in relation to other members of a credit union.

(2) The body corporate or individual falls within the common bond specified in Article 3(4)(a) if the principal business of the body corporate, partnership or unincorporated association—

(a)requires it to employ or otherwise engage persons who follow the particular occupation, or

(b)relates to that occupation in some other way.

(3) The body corporate or individual falls within the common bond specified in Article 3(4)(b) if the body corporate, partnership or unincorporated association has a place of business in, or other significant connection with, the particular locality.

(4) The body corporate or individual falls within the common bond specified in Article 3(4)(c) if the body corporate, partnership or unincorporated association—

(a)employs the persons who qualify for membership under that common bond, or

(b)provides services, or is otherwise related, to that employer.

(5) The body corporate or individual falls within the common bond specified in Article 3(4)(d) if the body corporate, partnership or unincorporated association is a member of a bona fide organisation or otherwise associated with other members of the society for the purpose specified in that provision..

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