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Citibank International Act 1993 (c. xvii)

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2Interpretation

(1)In this Act, unless the subject or context otherwise requires—

  • “appointed day” means such day as may, under section 3 (Appointed day) of this Act, be appointed for the purposes of this Act;

  • “CIL” means Citibank Investments Limited;

  • “Citibank International” means Citibank International plc;

  • “customer” includes any person having a bank account or other dealing, transaction, agreement or arrangement with Citibank International or, as the case may be, a subsidiary;

  • “documents” has the same meaning as in section 10 of the [1968 c. 64.] Civil Evidence Act 1968;

  • “enactment” means any enactment in this Act or in any general or local Act or in any order, rule or regulation made under any Act;

  • “existing” means existing, outstanding or in force immediately before the appointed day;

  • “financial year” means, in relation to Citibank International and each of the subsidiaries, a financial year determined in accordance with the provisions of section 223 of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 and “last financial year” means the last completed financial year of Citibank International or of a subsidiary, as the case may be, before the appointed day;

  • “liabilities” includes duties and obligations of every description (whether present or future, actual or contingent);

  • “property” means property and assets of every description (whether present or future, actual or contingent), and includes property and assets held on trust or in a fiduciary capacity and securities, rights, benefits and powers of every description;

  • “seal” includes a common seal and also any official seal which may be kept pursuant to section 39 or 40 of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985;

  • “security” includes a mortgage or charge (whether legal or equitable), debenture, bill of exchange, promissory note, guarantee, lien, pledge (whether actual or constructive), hypothecation, assignment by way of security, indemnity, right of set off, undertaking or other means of securing payment or discharge of a debt or liability (whether present or future, actual or contingent);

  • “the subsidiaries” means Citicorp Finance PLC, Citibank Trust Limited, The Diners Club Limited, Citibank Leasing Limited, Cardholder Services Limited, Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers Securities Limited and Citibank Financial Trust Limited and a reference to “a subsidiary” is a reference to one of the subsidiaries;

  • “undertakings” means the businesses and all existing property and liabilities of the subsidiaries, of whatever nature, but does not include any seal, or any books or documents relating to the constitution of a subsidiary or those books or documents comprising registers, indexes, or minute books usually required to be kept by a subsidiary at its registered office pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 1985 and a reference to an undertaking is a reference to the undertaking of a subsidiary; and

  • “will” includes a codicil and any other testamentary writing.

(2)Any reference in this Act to property or liabilities of a subsidiary is a reference to property or liabilities to which the subsidiary is for the time being entitled or subject (whether beneficially or in any fiduciary capacity), wherever such property or liabilities are situated or arise and whether or not capable of being transferred or assigned by the subsidiary and whether the subsidiary is entitled or subject to the property or liabilities under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or under the law of any country or territory outside the United Kingdom.

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