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[F1Interpretation of terms used in relation to FCA's general dutiesE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Pt. 1A substituted for ss. 1-18 (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 19.2.2013 for specified purposes) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 6(1), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c)(2), Sch. Pts. 2, 3, 4

1FMeaning of “relevant markets” in strategic objectiveE+W+S+N.I.

In section 1B(2) “the relevant markets” means—

(a)the financial markets,

(b)the markets for regulated financial services (see section 1H(2)), and

(c)the markets for services that are provided by persons other than authorised persons in carrying on regulated activities but are provided without contravening the general prohibition.

1GMeaning of “consumer”E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In sections 1B to 1E “consumers” means persons who—

(a)use, have used or may use—

(i)regulated financial services, or

(ii)services that are provided by persons other than authorised persons but are provided in carrying on regulated activities,

(b)have relevant rights or interests in relation to any of those services,

(c)have invested, or may invest, in financial instruments, or

(d)have relevant rights or interests in relation to financial instruments.

(2)A person (“P”) has a “relevant right or interest” in relation to any services within subsection (1)(a) if P has a right or interest—

(a)which is derived from, or is otherwise attributable to, the use of the services by others, or

(b)which may be adversely affected by the use of the services by persons acting on P's behalf or in a fiduciary capacity in relation to P.

(3)If a person is providing a service within subsection (1)(a) as trustee, the persons who are, have been or may be beneficiaries of the trust are to be treated as persons who use, have used or may use the service.

(4)A person who deals with another person (“B”) in the course of B providing a service within subsection (1)(a) is to be treated as using the service.

(5)A person (“P”) has a “relevant right or interest” in relation to any financial instrument if P has—

(a)a right or interest which is derived from, or is otherwise attributable to, investment in the instrument by others, or

(b)a right or interest which may be adversely affected by the investment in the instrument by persons acting on P's behalf or in a fiduciary capacity in relation to P.

1HFurther interpretative provisions for sections 1B to 1GE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The following provisions have effect for the interpretation of sections 1B to 1G.

(2)Regulated financial services” means services provided—

(a)by authorised persons in carrying on regulated activities;

(b)by authorised persons in carrying on a consumer credit business in connection with the accepting of deposits;

(c)by authorised persons in communicating, or approving the communication by others of, invitations to engage in investment activity;

(d)by authorised persons who are investment firms, or credit institutions, in providing relevant ancillary services;

(e)by persons acting as appointed representatives;

(f)by payment service providers in providing payment services;

(g)by electronic money issuers in issuing electronic money;

(h)by sponsors to issuers of securities;

(i)by primary information providers to persons who issue financial instruments.

(3)Financial crime” includes any offence involving—

(a)fraud or dishonesty,

(b)misconduct in, or misuse of information relating to, a financial market,

(c)handling the proceeds of crime, or

(d)the financing of terrorism.

(4)Offence” includes an act or omission which would be an offence if it had taken place in the United Kingdom.

(5)“Issuer”, except in the expression “electronic money issuer”, has the meaning given in section 102A(6).

(6)Financial instrument” has the meaning given in section 102A(4).

(7)Securities” has the meaning given in section 102A(2).

(8)In this section—

  • accepting”, in relation to deposits, includes agreeing to accept;

  • consumer credit business” has the same meaning as in the Consumer Credit Act 1974;

  • credit institution” means—

    (a)

    a credit institution authorised under the banking consolidation directive, or

    (b)

    an institution which would satisfy the requirements for authorisation as a credit institution under that directive if it had its registered office (or if it does not have a registered office, its head office) in an EEA State;

  • electronic money” has the same meaning as in the Electronic Money Regulations 2011;

  • electronic money issuer” means a person who is an electronic money issuer as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 other than a person falling within paragraph (f), (g) or (j) of the definition;

  • engage in investment activity” has the meaning given in section 21;

  • financial instrument” has the meaning given in section 102A(4);

  • payment services” has the same meaning as in the Payment Services Regulations 2009;

  • payment service provider” means a person who is a payment service provider as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Payment Services Regulations 2009 other than a person falling within paragraph (g) or (h) of the definition;

  • primary information provider” has the meaning given in section 89P(2);

  • relevant ancillary service” means any service of a kind mentioned in Section B of Annex I to the markets in financial instruments directive the provision of which does not involve the carrying on of a regulated activity;

  • sponsor” has the meaning given in section 88(2).

1IMeaning of “the UK financial system”E+W+S+N.I.

In this Act “the UK financial system” means the financial system operating in the United Kingdom and includes—

(a)financial markets and exchanges,

(b)regulated activities, and

(c)other activities connected with financial markets and exchanges.]

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