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Prevention of Fraud (Investments) Act 1958

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3Applications for, and grant and extent of, licences

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this Act, the Board of Trade—

(a)upon an application in that behalf made by any person in the prescribed manner, and on payment of the prescribed fee, shall grant to that person a principal's licence, and

(b)upon an application made by any person in the prescribed manner, and on payment of the prescribed fee, shall grant to that person a representative's licence.

(2)A licence shall, unless in the meantime it is revoked, be valid for the period of one year beginning with the day specified in the licence as the day on which it takes effect, and no longer.

(3)A principal's licence shall specify the name of the person thereby authorised to carry on the business of dealing in securities, and shall not authorise him to carry on that business under any name other than that specified in the licence as his name :

Provided that, if the Board of Trade think fit, such a licence may, at the request of the applicant for the licence, be framed so as to authorise the holder thereof to carry on the said business, either alone or jointly with any other person being the holder of a principal's licence, under such name or style as the applicant may specify in his application.

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