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Part XIIIU.K. Incoming Firms: Intervention by [F1FCA or PRA]

Textual Amendments

F1Words in Pt. XIII heading substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 30 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Pt. XIII (ss. 193-204) modified (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 114(3)(a) (with art. 23(2))

Pt. XIII (ss. 193-204) extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2636, arts. 1(2)(b), 32; S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Pt. XIII (ss. 193-204) extended (5.10.2001 for specified purposes otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3084, art. 2(7); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Pt XIII (ss. 193-204) excluded (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, art. 107(2) (with art. 23(2))

C2Pt. XIII applied (with modifications) (26.7.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2014 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services Act 2012 (Consumer Credit) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1882), arts. 1(1), 3(6)

InterpretationU.K.

193 Interpretation of this Part.U.K.

(1)In this Part—

  • additional procedure” means the procedure described in section 199;

  • incoming firm” means—

    (a)

    an EEA firm which is exercising, or has exercised, its right to carry on a regulated activity in the United Kingdom in accordance with Schedule 3; or

    (aa)

    [F2an EEAUCITS which is a recognised scheme under section 264; F3...]

    (ab)

    [F4an EEAAIFM which is exercising, or has exercised, its right to market an AIF in the United Kingdom in accordance with Schedule 3; or]

    (b)

    a Treaty firm which is exercising, or has exercised, its right to carry on a regulated activity in the United Kingdom in accordance with Schedule 4; and

  • power of intervention” means the power conferred on [F5the FCA or the PRA] by section 196.

[F6(1A)In the definition of “incoming firm” references to an EEAUCITS include, in a case where the UCITS is not a body corporate, references to its management company.]

(2)In relation to an incoming firm which is an EEA firm [F7or an EEAUCITS], expressions used in this Part and in Schedule 3 have the same meaning in this Part as they have in that Schedule.

Textual Amendments

F2S. 193(1): in definition of "incoming firm" para (aa) inserted after para. (a) (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(7)(a)

F5Words in s. 193(1) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 31 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F6S. 193(1A) inserted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(7)(b)

F7Words in s. 193(2) inserted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(7)(c)

194 General grounds on which power of intervention is exercisable.U.K.

(1)The [F8appropriate regulator] may exercise its power of intervention in respect of an incoming firm if it appears to it that—

(a)the firm has contravened, or is likely to contravene, a requirement which is imposed on it by or under this Act (in a case where the [F8appropriate regulator] is responsible for enforcing compliance in the United Kingdom);

(b)the firm has, in purported compliance with any requirement imposed by or under this Act, knowingly or recklessly given the [F8appropriate regulator] information which is false or misleading in a material particular; or

[F9(c)it is desirable to exercise the power in order to [F10advance—

(i)in the case of the FCA, one or more of its operational objectives, and

(ii)in the case of the PRA, any of its objectives.]]

[F11(1A)For the purposes of subsection (1)(c) it does not matter whether there is a relationship between the incoming firm and the persons whose interests will be protected by the exercise of the power of intervention.]

[F12(1AA)Where an incoming firm is an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(d) or (da) of Schedule 3, the appropriate regulator must not exercise its power of intervention under subsection (1)(c) in respect of that firm if doing so would, for the purposes of the Solvency 2 Directive, constitute financial supervision of that firm.]

[F13(1B)The “appropriate regulator” means—

(a)where the incoming firm is a PRA-authorised person, the FCA or the PRA;

(b)in any other case, the FCA.]

F14(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F14(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F14(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F15(5)The FCA may exercise its power of intervention in respect of an EEAAIFM if it appears to the FCA that the EEAAIFM has contravened, or is likely to contravene, a requirement imposed by—

(a)the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013; F16...

(b)any directly applicable EU regulation made under the alternative investment fund managers directive.] [F17; or]

[F18(c)Regulation (EU) No 2015/760 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29th April 2015 on European Long-term Investment Funds or any directly applicable regulation made under that Regulation.]

Textual Amendments

F8Words in s. 194(1) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 32(2)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F9S. 194(1)(c) substituted (8.6.2010) by Financial Services Act 2010 (c. 28), ss. 3(5)(a), 26(2)

F10Words in s. 194(1)(c) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 32(2)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F11S. 194(1A) inserted (8.6.2010) by Financial Services Act 2010 (c. 28), ss. 3(5)(b), 26(2)

F13S. 194(1B) inserted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 32(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F14S. 194(2)-(4) omitted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2014 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), arts. 1(2)(6), 10(3) (with art. 11(3))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3S. 194 applied (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 12(3)(b), 18(4)(b), 21(3) (with art. 23(2))

S. 194 amended (temp. from 3.9.2001 to 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2659, arts. 1(2), 3(5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Commencement Information

I1S. 194 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 194 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 194 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 194 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

[F19194A Contravention by relevant EEA firm with UK branch of requirement under markets in financial instruments directive: [F20appropriate regulator] primarily responsible for securing compliance U.K.

(1)This section applies if—

(a) a relevant EEA firm has a branch in the United Kingdom; and

(b)[F21the appropriate regulator] ascertains that the firm has contravened, or is contravening, a requirement falling within subsection (3) (in a case to which Article 62.2 of the markets in financial instruments directive applies).

(2)Relevant EEA firm” means an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(a) or (b) of Schedule 3 which is exercising in the United Kingdom an EEA right deriving from the markets in financial instruments directive.

(3)A requirement falls within this subsection if it is imposed on the firm—

(a)by any provision of or made under this Act which implements the markets in financial instruments directive; or

(b)by any directly applicable Community regulation made under that directive.

(4)[F21The appropriate regulator] must give the firm written notice which—

(a)requires the firm to put an end to the contravention;

(b)states that [F21the appropriate regulator's] power of intervention will become exercisable in relation to the firm if the firm continues the contravention; and

(c)indicates any requirements that [F21the appropriate regulator] proposes to impose on the firm in exercise of its power of intervention in the event of the power becoming exercisable.

(5)[F21The appropriate regulator] may exercise its power of intervention in respect of the firm if—

(a)a reasonable time has expired since the giving of the notice under subsection (4);

(b)the firm has failed to put an end to the contravention within that time; and

(c)[F21the appropriate regulator] has informed the firm's home state regulator of its intention to exercise its power of intervention in respect of the firm.

(6)Subsection (5) applies whether or not [F21the appropriate regulator's] power of intervention is also exercisable as a result of section 194.

(7) If [F21the appropriate regulator] exercises its power of intervention in respect of a relevant EEA firm by virtue of subsection (5), it must at the earliest opportunity inform the firm's home state regulator [F22 , ESMA] and the Commission of—

(a)the fact that [F21the appropriate regulator] has exercised that power in respect of the firm; and

(b)any requirements it has imposed on the firm in exercise of the power.]

[F23(8) If the firm has failed to put an end to the contravention as described in subsection (5)(b), [F21the appropriate regulator] may refer the matter to ESMA (and ESMA may act in accordance with the powers conferred on it under Article 19 of Regulation ( EU ) No. 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority)).]

[F24(9)Subsection (4) is not to be regarded as requiring the PRA to take action in relation to the contravention of a requirement falling within subsection (3) in a case where it is satisfied that the FCA is required to act, and is acting or has acted, under subsection (4)—

(a)in relation to that requirement, or

(b)where that requirement is imposed by rules made by the PRA, in relation to an identical requirement imposed by rules made by the FCA.

(10)The appropriate regulator” means—

(a)where the relevant EEA firm is a PRA-authorised person, the FCA or, subject to subsection (9), the PRA;

(b)in any other case, the FCA.]

Textual Amendments

F20Words in s. 194A heading substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 33(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F21Words in s. 194A substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 33(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F24S. 194A(9)(10) inserted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 33(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4S. 194A(7) modified by S.I. 2001/3084, art. 2(8)(a) (as inserted (24.8.2012) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Gibraltar) (Amendment) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2017), arts. 1, 2(2)(e))

[F25194B.Contravention by relevant EEA firm of requirement in capital requirements directive or capital requirements regulationU.K.

(1)In this section—

(a)“relevant EEA firm” means an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(a) or 5(b) of Schedule 3 which is exercising in the United Kingdom an EEA right deriving from capital requirements directive; and

(b)“Article 3” means Article 3 of Directive 2001/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 April 2001 on the reorganisation and winding up of credit institutions.

(2)This section applies where—

(a)a relevant EEA firm has a branch, or is providing services, in the United Kingdom; and

(b)the appropriate regulator ascertains on the basis of information received from the home state regulator that the firm is contravening, or is at a material risk of contravening, a requirement of the capital requirements directive or capital requirements regulation.

(3)The appropriate regulator must, without delay, notify the firm’s home state regulator of the need for it to take all appropriate measures to ensure that the firm remedies the contravention or averts the risk of contravention.

(4)If notice has been given under subsection (3) and the appropriate regulator considers that the home state regulator is failing to comply with its obligations in respect of the contravention or the risk of contravention, the appropriate regulator may refer the matter to EBA (and EBA may act in accordance with the powers conferred on it under Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Banking Authority)).

(5)The appropriate regulator may exercise its power of intervention in respect of the relevant EEA firm if—

(a)the requirement to be imposed under section 196 is necessary and appropriate to protect against financial instability that would seriously threaten the collective interests of consumers in the United Kingdom;

(b)the situation is an emergency;

(c)the home state regulator has not yet taken measures to ensure the contravention or risk of contravention is remedied; and

(d)reorganisation measures of the kind referred to in Article 3 have not been commenced.

(6)Any requirement imposed by virtue of paragraph (5)—

(a)must not favour creditors in the United Kingdom over creditors in another EEA State;

(b)must be rescinded if the administrative or judicial authorities of the home EEA State take reorganisation measures under Article 3;

(c)must be rescinded if the appropriate regulator considers that the home state regulator has taken appropriate measures to ensure the firm remedies the contravention or averts the risk of contravention

(7)The appropriate regulator must give the firm written notice of its reasons for imposing a requirement under subsection (5).

(8)The appropriate regulator shall inform the Commission, EBA and regulators in affected Member States of the imposition of a requirement by virtue of subsection (5).

(9)This section is without prejudice to the powers available to the appropriate regulator under section 199.

(10)For the purposes of this section “appropriate regulator” means the PRA in relation to a PRA-authorised person and the FCA in relation to any other person.]

Textual Amendments

F25S. 194B inserted (coming into force in accordance with Sch. 1 of the amending S.I.) by The Capital Requirements Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/3115), reg. 1(3), Sch. 2 para. 15

[F26194C.Contravention by relevant EEA firm with UK branch of requirement in mortgages directive: appropriate regulator primarily responsible for securing complianceU.K.

(1)In this section “relevant EEA firm” means an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(i) of Schedule 3 which is exercising in the United Kingdom an EEA right deriving from the mortgages directive.

(2)This section applies if —

(a)a relevant EEA firm has a branch in the United Kingdom; and

(b)the appropriate regulator ascertains that the firm has contravened, or is contravening, a requirement to which Article 34(2) of the mortgages directive applies.

(3)The appropriate regulator must give the firm written notice which—

(a)requires the relevant EEA firm to put an end to the contravention;

(b)states that the appropriate regulator’s power of intervention will become exercisable in relation to the firm if the firm continues the contravention; and

(c)indicates any requirements that the appropriate regulator proposes to impose on the firm in exercise of its power of intervention in the event of the power becoming exercisable.

(4)The appropriate regulator may exercise its power of intervention in respect of the relevant EEA firm if—

(a)a reasonable time has expired since the giving of the notice under subsection (3);

(b)the firm has failed to put an end to the contravention within that time; and

(c)the appropriate regulator has informed the firm’s home state regulator of its intention to exercise its power of intervention in respect of the firm.

(5)Subsection (4) applies whether or not the appropriate regulator’s power of intervention is also exercisable as a result of section 194.

(6)If the appropriate regulator exercises its power of intervention in respect of a relevant EEA firm by virtue of subsection (4), it must at the earliest opportunity inform the firm’s home state regulator and the Commission of—

(a)the fact that the appropriate regulator has exercised that power in respect of the firm; and

(b)any requirements it has imposed on the firm in exercise of the power.

(7)Subsection (3) is not to be regarded as requiring the PRA to take action in relation to the contravention of a requirement falling within subsection (2)(b) in a case where it is satisfied that the FCA is required to act, and is acting or has acted, under subsection (3) in relation to that requirement.

(8)In this section “appropriate regulator” means—

(a)where the relevant EEA firm is a PRA-authorised person, the FCA or, subject to subsection (7), the PRA;

(b)in any other case, the FCA.]

Textual Amendments

F26S. 194C inserted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(5) (with Pt. 4)

195 Exercise of power in support of overseas regulator.U.K.

(1)The [F27appropriate regulator] may exercise its power of intervention in respect of an incoming firm at the request of, or for the purpose of assisting, an overseas regulator.

(2)Subsection (1) applies whether or not the [F28appropriate regulator's] power of intervention is also exercisable as a result of section 194.

[F29(2A)“The appropriate regulator” means—

(a)where the incoming firm is a PRA-authorised person, the FCA or the PRA;

(b)in any other case, the FCA.]

(3)An overseas regulator” means an authority in a country or territory outside the United Kingdom—

(a)which is a home state regulator; or

(b)which exercises any function of a kind mentioned in subsection (4).

(4)The functions are—

(a)a function corresponding to any function of [F30either regulator] under this Act;

F31(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)a function corresponding to any function exercised by the Secretary of State under [F32the Companies Acts (as defined in section 2 of the Companies Act 2006)];

(d)a function in connection with —

(i)the investigation of conduct of the kind prohibited by Part V of the M1Criminal Justice Act 1993 (insider dealing); or

(ii)the enforcement of rules (whether or not having the force of law) relating to such conduct;

(e)a function prescribed by regulations made for the purposes of this subsection which, in the opinion of the Treasury, relates to companies or financial services.

(5)If—

(a)a request to the [F33appropriate regulator] for the exercise of its power of intervention has been made by a home state regulator in pursuance of [F34an EU] obligation, or

(b)a home state regulator has notified the [F33appropriate regulator] that an EEA firm’s EEA authorisation has been withdrawn,

the [F33appropriate regulator] must, in deciding whether or not to exercise its power of intervention, consider whether exercising it is necessary in order to comply with [F34an EU] obligation.

(6)In deciding in any case in which the [F33appropriate regulator] does not consider that the exercise of its power of intervention is necessary in order to comply with [F34an EU] obligation, it may take into account in particular—

(a)whether in the country or territory of the overseas regulator concerned, corresponding assistance would be given to a United Kingdom regulatory authority;

(b)whether the case concerns the breach of a law, or other requirement, which has no close parallel in the United Kingdom or involves the assertion of a jurisdiction not recognised by the United Kingdom;

(c)the seriousness of the case and its importance to persons in the United Kingdom;

(d)whether it is otherwise appropriate in the public interest to give the assistance sought.

(7)The [F33appropriate regulator] may decide not to exercise its power of intervention, in response to a request, unless the regulator concerned undertakes to make such contribution to the cost of its exercise as the [F33appropriate regulator] considers appropriate.

(8)Subsection (7) does not apply if the [F33appropriate regulator] decides that it is necessary for it to exercise its power of intervention in order to comply with [F34an EU] obligation.

Textual Amendments

F27Words in s. 195(1) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 34(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F28Words in s. 195(2) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 34(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F29S. 195(2A) inserted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 34(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F30Words in s. 195(4)(a) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 34(5)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F31S. 195(4)(b) omitted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 16(14)(h), 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 34(5)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F33Words in s. 195(5)-(8) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 34(6) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F34Words in s. 195(5)(6)(8) substituted (22.4.2011 with application in accordance with art. 3 of the amending S.I.) by virtue of The Treaty of Lisbon (Changes in Terminology) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1043), art. 6(1)(3)(4)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C6S. 195 amended (temp. from 3.9.2001 to 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2659, arts. 1(2), 3(5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Commencement Information

I2S. 195 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 195 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 195 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 195 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Marginal Citations

[F35195AContravention by relevant EEA firm [F36, EEAUCITS or EEAAIFM] of directive requirements: home state regulator primarily responsible for securing complianceU.K.

(1)This section applies if [F37the appropriate regulator] has clear and demonstrable grounds for believing—

(a) that a relevant EEA firm has contravened, or is contravening, a requirement falling within subsection (2) (in a case to which Article 62.1 or 62.3 of the markets in financial instruments directive applies);

(b)that a relevant EEA UCITS has contravened, or is contravening, a requirement falling within subsection (3) (in a case to which Article 108.4 of the UCITS directive applies) [F38; or

(c)that an EEAAIFM has contravened, or is contravening, a requirement falling within subsection (3A) (in a case to which Article 45.7 or 45.8 of the alternative investment fund managers directive applies)].

(2)A requirement falls within this subsection if it is imposed on the firm—

(a)by or under any provision adopted in the firm's home state for the purpose of implementing the markets in financial instruments directive; or

(b)by any directly applicable Community regulation made under that directive.

(3)A requirement falls within this subsection if it is imposed on the EEA UCITS

(a)by or under any provision adopted in the home state of the EEA UCITS for the purpose of implementing the UCITS directive; or

(b)by any directly applicable Community regulation or decision made under that directive.

[F39(3A)A requirement falls within this subsection if it is imposed on the EEAAIFM

(a)by or under any provision adopted in the AIFM’s home state for the purpose of implementing the alternative investment fund managers directive; or

(b)by any directly applicable EU regulation made under that directive.]

(4)[F37The appropriate regulator] must notify the home state regulator of the firm or EEA UCITS in writing of the situation mentioned in subsection (1).

(5)The notice under subsection (4) must—

(a)request that the home state regulator take all appropriate measures for the purpose of ensuring that the firm or EEA UCITS puts an end to the contravention;

(b)state that [F37the appropriate regulator's] powers of intervention are likely to become exercisable in relation to the firm or EEA UCITS if it continues the contravention; and

(c)indicate any requirements that [F37the appropriate regulator] proposes to impose on the firm or EEA UCITS in exercise of its power of intervention in the event of the power becoming exercisable.

(6)[F37The appropriate regulator] may exercise its power of intervention in respect of the firm or EEA UCITS if—

(a)a reasonable time has expired since the giving of the notice under subsection (4); and

(b)conditions A to C are satisfied.

(7)Condition A is that—

(a)the home state regulator of the firm or EEA UCITS has failed or refused to take measures for the purpose mentioned in subsection (5)(a); or

(b)any measures taken by the home state regulator have proved inadequate for that purpose.

[F40(8)Condition B is—

(a)in the case of a relevant EEA firm, that the firm is acting in a manner which is clearly prejudicial to the interests of investors in the United Kingdom or the orderly functioning of the markets;

(b)in the case of an EEAUCITS, that the EEAUCITS is acting in a manner which is clearly prejudicial to the interests of investors in the United Kingdom; or

(c)in the case of an EEAAIFM, that the AIFM is acting in a manner which is clearly prejudicial to the interests of investors in the United Kingdom or the financial stability or integrity of the markets in the United Kingdom.]

(9)Condition C is that [F37the appropriate regulator] has informed the home state regulator of the firm or EEA UCITS of its intention to exercise its power of intervention in respect of the firm or EEA UCITS.

(10)Subsection (6) applies whether or not [F37the appropriate regulator's] power of intervention is also exercisable as a result of section 194 or 195.

(11)If [F37the appropriate regulator] exercises its power of intervention in respect of a relevant EEA firm or EEA UCITS by virtue of subsection (6), it must at the earliest opportunity inform [F41ESMA and] the Commission of—

(a)the fact that [F37the appropriate regulator] has exercised that power in respect of that firm or EEA UCITS; and

(b)any requirements it has imposed on the firm or EEA UCITS in exercise of the power.

[F42(11A) If circumstances exist which enable [F37the appropriate regulator] to exercise its power of intervention under subsection (6), [F37the appropriate regulator] may refer the matter to ESMA (and ESMA may act in accordance with the powers conferred on it under Article 19 of Regulation ( EU ) No. 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority)).]

[F43(11B)Subsection (4) is not to be regarded as requiring the PRA to notify the home state regulator in relation to the contravention of a requirement falling within subsection (2) [F44, (3) or (3A)] in a case where the PRA is satisfied that the FCA is required to act, and is acting or has acted, under subsection (4) in relation to that requirement.]

(12)In this section—

  • [F45the appropriate regulator” means—

    (a)

    [F46in the case of a relevant EEA firm which is] a PRA-authorised person, the FCA or, subject to subsection (11B), the PRA;

    (b)

    in any other case, the FCA;]

  • home state” means—

    (a)

    in relation to a relevant EEA firm—

    (i)

    in the case of a firm which is a body corporate, the EEA State in which the firm has its registered office or, if it has no registered office, its head office; and

    (ii)

    in any other case, the EEA State in which the firm has its head office;

    (b)

    in relation to a relevant EEA UCITS, the EEA State in which the UCITS is authorised pursuant to Article 5 of the UCITS directive;

    (c)

    [F47in relation to an EEAAIFM, the EEA State in which the AIFM [F48has its registered office] [F48is authorised in accordance with the alternative investment fund managers directive];]

  • relevant EEA firm” means an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(a) or (b) of Schedule 3 which is exercising in the United Kingdom a right deriving from the markets in financial instruments directive;

  • relevant EEA UCITS” means a UCITS which is authorised pursuant to Article 5 of the UCITS directive in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom, and references to an EEA UCITS include, in a case where the UCITS is not a body corporate, references to its management company.]

Textual Amendments

F35S. 195A substituted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(8)

F37Words in s. 195A substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 35(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F43S. 195A(11B) inserted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 35(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F45Words in s. 195A(12) inserted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 35(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F48Words in s. 195A(12) substituted (coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(3) of the amending S.I.) by The Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1797), reg. 1(3), Sch. 1 para. 1(3)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C7S. 195A(11) excluded by S.I. 2001/3084, art. 2(8)(b) (as inserted (24.8.2012) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Gibraltar) (Amendment) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2017), arts. 1, 2(2)(e))

[F49195B.Contravention by relevant EEA firm of requirement in mortgages directive: home state regulator primarily responsible for securing complianceU.K.

(1)In this section “relevant EEA firm” means an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(i) of Schedule 3 which is exercising in the United Kingdom an EEA right deriving from the mortgages directive.

(2)This section applies if—

(a)a relevant EEA firm has a branch, or is providing services, in the United Kingdom; and

(b)the appropriate regulator has clear and demonstrable grounds for concluding that the firm has contravened, or is contravening, a requirement to which Article 34(4) of the mortgages directive applies.

(3)The appropriate regulator must notify the relevant EEA firm’s home state regulator of the situation mentioned in subsection (2).

(4)The notice under subsection (3) must—

(a)request that the home state regulator take all appropriate measures for the purpose of ensuring that the relevant EEA firm puts an end to the contravention;

(b)state that the appropriate regulator’s powers of intervention are likely to become exercisable in relation to the relevant EEA firm if it continues the contravention; and

(c)indicate any requirements that the appropriate regulator proposes to impose on the relevant EEA firm in exercise of its power of intervention in the event of the power becoming exercisable.

(5)The appropriate regulator may exercise its power of intervention in respect of the relevant EEA firm if—

(a)a period of one month beginning with the date on which it gave the notification referred to in subsection (3) has expired, and

(b)conditions A to C are satisfied.

(6)Condition A is that—

(a)the home state regulator of the relevant EEA firm has failed or refused to take measures for the purpose mentioned in subsection (4)(a); or

(b)any measures taken by the home state regulator have proved inadequate for that purpose.

(7)Condition B is that the relevant EEA firm is acting in a manner which is clearly prejudicial to the interests of consumers in the United Kingdom or to the orderly functioning of the markets.

(8)Condition C is that the appropriate regulator has informed the home state regulator of the relevant EEA firm of its intention to exercise its powers of intervention in respect of the firm.

(9)Subsection (5) applies whether or not the appropriate regulator’s power of intervention is also exercisable as a result of section 194 or 195.

(10)If the appropriate regulator exercises its power of intervention in respect of the relevant EEA firm by virtue of subsection (5), it must inform the Commission and EBA, without undue delay, of—

(a)the fact that the appropriate regulator has exercised that power in respect of that firm; and

(b)any requirements it has imposed on the firm in exercise of the power.

(11)If circumstances exist which enable the appropriate regulator to exercise its power of intervention under subsection (5), the appropriate regulator may refer the matter to EBA (and EBA may act in accordance with the powers conferred on it under Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24th November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Banking Authority)).

(12)Subsection (3) is not to be regarded as requiring the PRA to notify the home state regulator in relation to the situation mentioned in subsection (2) in a case where the PRA is satisfied that the FCA is required to act, and is acting, or has acted, under subsection (3) in relation to that situation.

(13)In this section “appropriate regulator” means—

(a)where the relevant EEA firm is a PRA-authorised person, the FCA or, subject to subsection (12), the PRA;

(b)in any other case, the FCA.]

Textual Amendments

F49S. 195B inserted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(6) (with Pt. 4)

[F50196 The power of intervention.U.K.

(1)If a regulator is entitled to exercise its power of intervention in respect of an incoming firm under this Part, it may impose any requirement in relation to the firm which that regulator could impose if—

(a)the firm's permission was a Part 4A permission; and

(b)the regulator was entitled to exercise its power under section 55L(3) or 55M(3).

(2)The FCA must consult the PRA before exercising its powers by virtue of this section in relation to—

(a)a PRA-authorised person, or

(b)a member of a group which includes a PRA-authorised person.

(3)The PRA must consult the FCA before exercising its powers by virtue of this section.]

Textual Amendments

F50S. 196 substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 36 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

Exercise of power of interventionU.K.

197 Procedure on exercise of power of intervention.U.K.

(1)A requirement takes effect—

(a)immediately, if the notice given under subsection (3) states that that is the case;

(b)on such date as may be specified in the notice; or

(c)if no date is specified in the notice, when the matter to which it relates is no longer open to review.

(2)A requirement may be expressed to take effect immediately (or on a specified date) only if the [F51regulator], having regard to the ground on which it is exercising its power of intervention, considers that it is necessary for the requirement to take effect immediately (or on that date).

(3)If [F52a regulator] proposes to impose a requirement under section 196 on an incoming firm, or imposes such a requirement with immediate effect, it must give the firm written notice.

(4)The notice must—

(a)give details of the requirement;

(b)inform the firm of when the requirement takes effect;

(c)state the [F53regulator's] reasons for imposing the requirement and for its determination as to when the requirement takes effect;

(d)inform the firm that it may make representations to the [F54regulator] within such period as may be specified in the notice (whether or not it has referred the matter to the Tribunal); and

(e)inform it of its right to refer the matter to the Tribunal.

(5)The [F55regulator] may extend the period allowed under the notice for making representations.

(6)If, having considered any representations made by the firm, the [F55regulator] decides—

(a)to impose the requirement proposed, or

(b)if it has been imposed, not to rescind the requirement,

it must give it written notice.

(7)If, having considered any representations made by the firm, the [F55regulator] decides—

(a)not to impose the requirement proposed,

(b)to impose a different requirement from that proposed, or

(c)to rescind a requirement which has effect,

it must give it written notice.

(8)A notice given under subsection (6) must inform the firm of its right to refer the matter to the Tribunal.

(9)A notice under subsection (7)(b) must comply with subsection (4).

(10)If a notice informs a person of his right to refer a matter to the Tribunal, it must give an indication of the procedure on such a reference.

Textual Amendments

F51Word in s. 197(2) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 37(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F52Words in s. 197(3) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 37(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F53Word in s. 197(4)(c) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 37(4)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F54Word in s. 197(4)(d) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 37(4)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F55Word in s. 197(5)-(7) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 37(5) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C9S. 197 amended (temp. from 3.9.2001 to 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2659, arts. 1(2), 3(5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

S. 197 excluded (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 61(4), 110(5), 115(4) (with art. 23(2))

C10S. 197(1)(c) excluded (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 18(5), 21(4) (with art. 23(2))

C11S. 197(3) extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 12(1), 18(1)(a), 20(1) (with art. 23(2))

S. 197(3) modified (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 72(2) (with art. 23(2))

C12S. 197(7) extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 23(1) (with art. 23(2))

Commencement Information

I3S. 197 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 197 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 197 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 197 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

198 Power to apply to court for injunction in respect of certain overseas insurance companies.U.K.

[F56(1)This section applies if the appropriate regulator has received a request made in respect of an incoming EEA firm in accordance with Article 140 of the Solvency 2 Directive.]

(2)The court may, on an application made to it by the [F57appropriate regulator] with respect to the firm, grant an injunction restraining (or in Scotland an interdict prohibiting) the firm disposing of or otherwise dealing with any of its assets.

(3)If the court grants an injunction, it may by subsequent orders make provision for such incidental, consequential and supplementary matters as it considers necessary to enable the [F57appropriate regulator] to perform any of its functions under this Act.

[F58(3A)“The appropriate regulator” means whichever regulator is, at the time when the request is received, the [F59supervisory authority for the purposes of Article 140 of the Solvency 2 Directive].]

(4)The court” means—

(a)the High Court; or

(b)in Scotland, the Court of Session.

Textual Amendments

F57Words in s. 198(1)-(3) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 38(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F58S. 198(3A) inserted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 38(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

199 Additional procedure for EEA firms in certain cases.U.K.

(1)This section applies if it appears to [F60a regulator] that its power of intervention is exercisable in relation to an EEA firm exercising EEA rights in the United Kingdom (“an incoming EEA firm”) in respect of the contravention of a relevant requirement.

(2)A requirement is relevant if—

[F61(a)it is imposed—

(i)by [F62that regulator] under this Act, or

(ii)under any directly applicable Community regulation or decision made under a single market directive; and]

[F63(b)as respects its contravention, the single market directive in question provides that a procedure of the kind set out in the following provisions of this section (so far as they are relevant in the firm's case) is to apply.]

(3)[F64The regulator] must, in writing, require the firm to remedy the situation.

[F65(3A)If the firm falls within paragraph 5(da) [F66, (f) or (h)] of Schedule 3, [F64the regulator] must at the same time as it gives notice to the firm under subsection (3) refer its findings to the firm's home state regulator.

F64(3B) Subsections (4) [F67and (5)] apply to an incoming EEA firm other than a firm falling within paragraph 5(da) F68... of Schedule 3.]

(4)If the firm fails to comply with the requirement under subsection (3) within a reasonable time, [F64the regulator] must give a notice to that effect to the firm’s home state regulator requesting it—

(a)to take all appropriate measures for the purpose of ensuring that the firm remedies the situation which has given rise to the notice; and

(b)to inform [F64the regulator] of the measures it proposes to take or has taken or the reasons for not taking such measures.

(5)Except as mentioned in subsection (6), [F64the regulator] may not exercise its power of intervention [F69before informing the firm's home state regulator and] unless satisfied—

(a)that the firm’s home state regulator has failed or refused to take measures for the purpose mentioned in subsection (4)(a); or

(b)that the measures taken by the home state regulator have proved inadequate for that purpose.

[F70(5A)Subsections (6) to (8) apply to an incoming EEA firm other than a firm falling within paragraph 5(da) or (h) of Schedule 3.]

(6)If [F64the regulator] decides that it should exercise its power of intervention in respect of the incoming EEA firm as a matter of urgency in order to protect the interests of consumers, it may exercise that power—

(a)before complying with subsections (3) and (4); or

(b)where it has complied with those subsections, before it is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (5).

[F71(7)In such case, the regulator must at the earliest opportunity—

(a)where the single market directive or directly applicable Community regulation in question is the capital requirements directive or the capital requirements regulation, inform the firm’s home state regulator, the Commission, EBA and any other affected regulators of other EEA States;

(b)in the case of any other single market directive or directly applicable Community regulation, inform the firm’s home state regulator, ESMA and the Commission.

(7A)Where the single market directive or directly applicable Community regulation in question is the capital requirements directive or the capital requirements regulation the regulator must rescind any requirement imposed on the firm where the home state regulator has taken appropriate measures in accordance with section 199B(4).]

(8)If—

(a)[F64the regulator] has (by virtue of subsection (6)) exercised its power of intervention before complying with subsections (3) and (4) or before it is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (5), and

(b)the Commission decides under any of the single market directives [F72(other than the markets in financial instruments directive)] that [F64the regulator] must rescind or vary any requirement imposed in the exercise of its power of intervention,

[F64the regulator] must in accordance with the decision rescind or vary the requirement.

[F73(9)In the case of a firm falling within paragraph 5(da) of Schedule 3, [F64the regulator] may not exercise its power of intervention before informing the firm's home state regulator and unless satisfied—

(a)that the firm's home state regulator has failed or refused to take all appropriate measures for the purpose of ensuring that the firm remedies the situation which gave rise to the notice under subsection (3); or

(b)that the measures taken by the home state regulator have proved inadequate for that purpose.]

[F74(10) If an incoming EEA firm is exercising EEA rights under the UCITS directive, then [F64the regulator] must inform [F75ESMA and] the Commission of any measures it has taken in the exercise of its power of intervention.]

[F76(11) If, in the case of a home state regulator of an incoming EEA firm exercising EEA rights under the UCITS directive, [F64the regulator] is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (5), it may refer the matter to ESMA (and ESMA may act in accordance with the powers conferred on it under Article 19 of Regulation ( EU ) No. 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority)).]

[F77(12)Subsection (3) is not to be regarded as requiring the PRA to take action in relation to the contravention of a relevant requirement in a case where it is satisfied that the FCA is required to act, and is acting or has acted, under subsection (3)—

(a)in relation to that requirement, or

(b)where that requirement is imposed by rules made by the PRA, in relation to an identical requirement imposed by rules made by the FCA.]

Textual Amendments

F60Words in s. 199(1) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 39(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F61S. 199(2)(a) substituted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(9)(a)

F62Words in s. 199(2)(a)(i) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 39(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F64Words in s. 199(3)-(11) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 39(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F71S. 199(7)(7A) substituted for s. 199(7) (coming into force in accordance with Sch. 1 of the amending S.I.) by The Capital Requirements Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/3115), reg. 1(3), Sch. 2 para. 16(a)

F72Words in s. 199(2)(b)(8)(b) inserted (1.4.2007 for certain purposes and 1.11.2007 otherwise) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/126), regs. 1(2), 3(1), Sch. 1 para. 4

F74S. 199(10) inserted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(9)(d)

F77S. 199(12) inserted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 39(5) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C13S. 199 extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2636, arts. 1(2)(b), 37, 52(4); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

S. 199 extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 22(6) (with art. 23(2))

C14S. 199(10) excluded by S.I. 2001/3084, art. 2(8)(b) (as inserted (24.8.2012) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Gibraltar) (Amendment) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2017), arts. 1, 2(2)(e))

Commencement Information

I4S. 199 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 199 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 199 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 199 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

[F78199AManagement companies: loss of authorisationU.K.

(1)This section applies in relation to an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(f) of Schedule 3 (“a management company”) which is providing services in the United Kingdom in the exercise of an EEA right deriving from the UCITS directive.

(2)If the [F79appropriate regulator] has been informed by the home state regulator of the management company that it is withdrawing the management company's authorisation, the [F79appropriate regulator] must exercise its powers under this Act in such manner as it thinks fit to safeguard the interests of investors in a collective investment scheme managed by the management company in the United Kingdom.

(3)Measures taken under subsection (2) may include decisions preventing the management company from initiating any further transactions in the United Kingdom.

[F80(4)In this section—

  • the appropriate regulator” means whichever of the FCA and the PRA is the competent authority for the purposes of the UCITS directive;

  • collective investment scheme” has the same meaning as in Part 17.]]

Textual Amendments

F78S. 199A inserted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(10)

F79Words in s. 199A(2) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 40(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F80S. 199A(4) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 40(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C15S. 199A(7) modified by S.I. 2001/3084, art. 2(8)(a) (as inserted (24.8.2012) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Gibraltar) (Amendment) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2017), arts. 1, 2(2)(e))

SupplementalU.K.

200 Rescission and variation of requirements.U.K.

(1)[F81Either regulator] may rescind or vary a requirement imposed in exercise of its power of intervention on its own initiative or on the application of the person subject to the requirement.

(2)The power of [F82either regulator] on its own initiative to rescind a requirement is exercisable by written notice given by [F83the regulator] to the person concerned, which takes effect on the date specified in the notice.

(3)Section 197 applies to the exercise of the power of the [F84regulator] on its own initiative to vary a requirement as it applies to the imposition of a requirement.

(4)If the [F85regulator] proposes to refuse an application for the variation or rescission of a requirement, it must give the applicant a warning notice.

(5)If [F86either regulator] decides to refuse an application for the variation or rescission of a requirement—

(a)[F87the regulator] must give the applicant a decision notice; and

(b)that person may refer the matter to the Tribunal.

Textual Amendments

F81Words in s. 200(1) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 41(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F82Words in s. 200(2) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 41(3)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F83Words in s. 200(2) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 41(3)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F84Word in s. 200(3) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 41(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F85Word in s. 200(4) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 41(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F86Words in s. 200(5) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 41(5)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

F87Words in s. 200(5)(a) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 41(5)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C16S. 200 extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 4(2) (with art. 23(2))

C17S. 200 applied (with modifications) by S.I. 2013/440, art. 7(2A) (as inserted (1.9.2013) by The Financial Services Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) (No. 3) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1765), arts. 1, 11(3)(b))

C18S. 200(2)-(5) excluded (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 61(4), 110(5), 115(4) (with art. 23(2))

C19S. 200(5)(a) extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 7(3)(4) (with art. 23(2))

[F88201Effect of certain requirements on other personsU.K.

If either regulator, in exercising its power of intervention, imposes on an incoming firm a requirement of the kind mentioned in subsection (4) of section 55P, the requirement has the same effect in relation to the firm as it would have in relation to an authorised person if it had been imposed on the authorised person by the regulator acting under section 55L or 55M.]

Textual Amendments

F88S. 201 substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 42 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

202 Contravention of requirement imposed under this Part.U.K.

(1)Contravention of a requirement imposed by [F89a regulator] under this Part does not—

(a)make a person guilty of an offence;

(b)make any transaction void or unenforceable; or

(c)(subject to subsection (2)) give rise to any right of action for breach of statutory duty.

(2)In prescribed cases the contravention is actionable at the suit of a person who suffers loss as a result of the contravention, subject to the defences and other incidents applying to actions for breach of statutory duty.

Textual Amendments

F89Words in s. 202(1) substituted (27.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 4 para. 43 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, arts. 2, 3, Sch.

Commencement Information

I5S. 202 wholly in force at 3.9.2001; s. 202 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 202(2) in force for certain purposes at 25.2.2001 by S.I. 2001/516, art. 2(b), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 202 in so far as not already in force at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2

Powers of [F90Office of Fair Trading] U.K.

Textual Amendments

F90S. 203: words in cross-heading substituted (1.4.2003) by Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40), ss. 278, 279, Sch. 25 para. 40(7)(c); S.I. 2003/766, art. 2, Sch. (with art. 3)

F91203 Power to prohibit the carrying on of Consumer Credit Act business.U.K.

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Textual Amendments

F91Ss. 203, 204 omitted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2014 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), arts. 1(2)(6), 10(4) (with art. 11(4))

F91204 Power to restrict the carrying on of Consumer Credit Act business.U.K.

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Textual Amendments

F91Ss. 203, 204 omitted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2014 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), arts. 1(2)(6), 10(4) (with art. 11(4))

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