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[F142B Power to direct transfers of engagements or business.U.K.

(1)If, with respect to a building society [F2which has a permission under [F3Part 4A] of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to accept deposits, the [F4appropriate authority]] considers it expedient to do so in order to protect the investments of shareholders or depositors, it may either—

(a)direct the society, within a specified period, to transfer all its engagements to one or more other building societies under section 94;

[F5(aa)direct the society, within a specified period, to transfer its business under section 97 to an existing or specially formed company that is a subsidiary of another mutual society by a transfer to which provision made by order under section 3 of the 2007 Act (transfers to subsidiaries of other mutuals) applies;]or

(b)direct the society, within a specified period, to transfer its business [F6under section 97 to an existing company that is not a subsidiary of another mutual society] .

[F7(1A)In this section—

(a)the 2007 Act” means the Building Societies (Funding) and Mutual Societies (Transfers) Act 2007;

(b)mutual society” has the same meaning as in section 3 of that Act.]

[F8(2)If it appears to the [F4appropriate authority] that a society has failed to comply with a direction under subsection (1), the [F4appropriate authority] may exercise its power under [F9section 55J (variation or cancellation on initiative of regulator), section 55L (imposition of requirements by FCA) or section 55M (imposition of requirements by PRA)] of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 in relation to the society F10....

(2A)Subsection (2) does not affect the [F4appropriate authority] ’s ability to exercise that power, in relation to the society, on any other ground.]

(3)Where the [F4appropriate authority]

(a)gives a building society a direction under subsection (1)(a) above; or

(b)does not give a building society such a direction solely because the society is already seeking to transfer all its engagements to one or more other building societies under section 94,

the [F4appropriate authority] may, if it considers it expedient to do so in order to protect the investments of shareholders or depositors, direct that, instead of resolving to transfer its engagements by the two resolutions required by section 94(2) (with or without the additional resolution required by section 94(3)), the society may resolve to do so by a resolution of the board of directors.

(4)Where the [F4appropriate authority]

(a)gives a building society a direction under subsection [F11(1)(aa) or (b) ] above; or

(b)does not give a building society such a direction solely because the society is already seeking to transfer its business to an existing company [F12, or to a specially formed company that is a subsidiary of another mutual society,] under section 97,

the [F4appropriate authority] may, if it considers it expedient to do so in order to protect the investments of shareholders or depositors, direct that, instead of approving the transfer and the terms of the transfer by the two resolutions required by section 97(4)(c), the society may approve the transfer and those terms by a resolution of the board of directors.

(5)A direction under subsection (3) or (4) above—

(a)shall be in writing;

(b)may be given subject to such limitations or conditions as the [F4appropriate authority] may think fit; and

(c)unless renewed by a further direction, shall cease to have effect at the end of the period of 90 days beginning with the day on which it is given.

[F13(5A)The PRA must consult the FCA before giving a direction under this section.]

F14(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)In Schedule 8A to this Act—

(a)Part I (which contains provisions modifying sections 94 to 96 and Schedule 16 to this Act) shall apply where a direction is given under subsection (3) above; and

(b)Part II (which contains provisions modifying sections 97 to 100 and Schedule 17 to this Act) shall apply where a direction is given under subsection (4) above.

(8)The [F15Treasury] may make regulations for the purpose of specifying, as prescribed matters—

(a)the matters of which statements under paragraph 3 of Schedule 8A to this Act are to give particulars; and

(b)the matters of which statements under paragraph 9 of that Schedule are to give particulars.

(9)The power to make regulations under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.]

Textual Amendments

F1S. 42B inserted (9.6.1997) by 1997 c. 32, s. 17(1); S.I. 1997/1427, art. 2(c)

F2Words in s. 42B(1) substituted (17.8.2001 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8, 13(1), Sch. 3 Pt. II para. 145(a) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F6Words in s. 42B(1)(b) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 56(2)(b), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F8S. 42B(2)(2A) substituted (17.8.2001 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) for s. 42B(2) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8, 13(1), Sch. 3 Pt. II, para. 145(b) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F11Words in s. 42B(4)(a) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 56(4)(a), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F12Words in s. 42B(4)(b) inserted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 56(4)(b), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F14S. 42B(6) repealed (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2(b), 13(2), Sch. 4 (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F15Word in s. 42B(8) substituted (17.8.2001 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8, 13(1), Sch. 3 Pt. II para. 145(e) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 42B(8): Functions of Building Societies Commission transferred (1.12.2001) to the Treasury by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2(b), 4(1), Sch. 1 Pt. III; S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

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