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SCHEDULES

Sections 111(2) and 115.

SCHEDULE 12U.K. Transfer schemes: certificates

Part IU.K. Insurance Business Transfer Schemes

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 12 Pt. I (paras. 1-6) applied (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3626, arts. 1, 3(c)

1(1)For the purposes of section 111(2) the appropriate certificates, in relation to an insurance business transfer scheme, are—U.K.

(a)a certificate under paragraph 2;

(b)if sub-paragraph (2) applies, a certificate under paragraph 3;

[F1(ba)if sub-paragraph (2A) applies, a certificate under paragraph 3A.]

(c)if sub-paragraph (3) applies, a certificate under paragraph 4;

(d)if sub-paragraph (4) applies, a certificate under paragraph 5[F2;

(e) if sub-paragraph (5) applies, the certificates under paragraph 5A.]

(2)This sub-paragraph applies if—

(a)[F3the transferor concerned] is a UK authorised person which has received authorisation under [F4Article 14 of the Solvency 2 Directive] from [F5the appropriate regulator]; and

(b)the establishment from which the business is to be transferred under the proposed insurance business transfer scheme is in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom.

[F6(2A)This sub-paragraph applies if—

(a)the transferor concerned is a UK authorised person which has received authorisation under Article 14 of the Solvency 2 Directive from the appropriate regulator; and

(b)as regards any policy which is included in the proposed transfer and which evidences a contract of insurance (other than reinsurance), the contract was concluded in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom.]

(3)This sub-paragraph applies if—

(a)[F3the transferor concerned] has received authorisation under [F7Article 162 of the Solvency 2 Directive] from [F5the appropriate regulator];

(b)the proposed transfer relates to business which consists of the effecting or carrying out of contracts of long-term insurance; and

(c)as regards any policy which is included in the proposed transfer and which evidences a contract of insurance (other than reinsurance), an EEA State other than the United Kingdom is the State of the commitment.

(4)This sub-paragraph applies if—

(a)[F3the transferor concerned] has received authorisation under [F8Article 162 of the Solvency 2 Directive] from [F5the appropriate regulator];

(b)the business to which the proposed insurance business transfer scheme relates is business which consists of the effecting or carrying out of contracts of general insurance; and

(c)as regards any policy which is included in the proposed transfer and which evidences a contract of insurance (other than reinsurance), the risk is situated in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom.

[F9(5)This sub-paragraph applies if—

[F10(a)the transferor concerned has received authorisation under Article 162 of the Solvency 2 Directive from the appropriate regulator; and

(b)the proposed transfer is to a branch or agency, in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom, authorised under that Article.]]

Textual Amendments

F5Words in Sch. 12 para. 1 substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 10 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2Sch. 12 Pt. I para. 1(2)(a)(3)(a)(4)(a) modified (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3626, arts. 1, 5(2)

Certificates as to margin of solvencyU.K.

2(1)A certificate under this paragraph is to be given—U.K.

(a)by the relevant authority; or

(b)in a case in which there is no relevant authority, by the [F11appropriate regulator].

(2)A certificate given under sub-paragraph (1)(a) is one certifying that, taking the proposed transfer into account—

(a)the transferee possesses, or will possess before the scheme takes effect, the necessary margin of solvency; or

(b)there is no necessary margin of solvency applicable to the transferee.

(3)A certificate under sub-paragraph (1)(b) is one certifying that the [F12appropriate regulator] has received from the authority which it considers to be the authority responsible for supervising persons who effect or carry out contracts of insurance in the place to which the business is to be transferred [F13certification] that, taking the proposed transfer into account—

(a)the transferee possesses or will possess before the scheme takes effect the margin of solvency required under the law applicable in that place; or

(b)there is no such margin of solvency applicable to the transferee .

(4)Necessary margin of solvency” means the margin of solvency required in relation to the transferee, taking the proposed transfer into account, under the law which it is the responsibility of the relevant authority to apply.

(5)Margin of solvency” means the excess of the value of the assets of the transferee over the amount of its liabilities.

(6)Relevant authority” means—

(a)if the transferee is an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(d) [F14or (da)] of Schedule 3, its home state regulator;

[F15(aa)if the transferee is a non-EEA branch, the supervisory authority of the EEA State in which the transferee is situated or, where appropriate, the supervisory authority of an EEA State which supervises the state of solvency of the entire business of the transferee’s agencies and branches within the EEA in accordance with Article 167 of the Solvency 2 Directive;]

(b)if the transferee is a Swiss general insurer, the authority responsible in Switzerland for supervising persons who effect or carry out contracts of insurance;

(c)if the transferee is an authorised person not falling within [F16paragraph (a), (aa)] or (b)[F17

(i)the PRA, if the transferee is a PRA-authorised person with a Part 4A permission or with permission under Schedule 4;

(ii)the FCA, if the transferee is a person with a Part 4A permission or with permission under Schedule 4 but is not a PRA-authorised person.]

(7)In sub-paragraph (6), any reference to a transferee of a particular description includes a reference to a transferee who will be of that description if the proposed scheme takes effect.

[F18(7A)“Supervisory authority” has the same meaning as in the Solvency 2 Directive.]

(8)Swiss general insurer” means a body—

(a)whose head office is in Switzerland;

(b)which has permission to carry on regulated activities consisting of the effecting and carrying out of contracts of general insurance; and

(c)whose permission is not restricted to the effecting or carrying out of contracts of reinsurance.

[F19(9)“Non-EEA branch” means a branch or agency which has received authorisation under Article 162 of the Solvency 2 Directive.]

Textual Amendments

F11Words in Sch. 12 para. 2(1)(b) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 11(2)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F12Words in Sch. 12 para. 2(3) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 11(2)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F13Word in Sch. 12 para. 2(3) inserted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 11(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F17Sch. 12 para. 2(6)(c)(i)(ii) substituted for words (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 11(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3Sch. 12 paras. 2, 3 applied (with modifications) by S.I. 2001/3626, art. 5(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, 5(4)(c))

Certificates as to [F20consultation] U.K.

3A certificate under this paragraph is one given by the [F21appropriate regulator] and certifying that the host State regulator has been notified of the proposed scheme and that—

(a)that regulator has responded to the notification; or

(b)that it has not responded but the period of three months beginning with the notification has elapsed.

Textual Amendments

F21Words in Sch. 12 para. 3 substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 12 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3Sch. 12 paras. 2, 3 applied (with modifications) by S.I. 2001/3626, art. 5(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, 5(4)(c))

[F22Certificates as to consentU.K.

Textual Amendments

F22Sch. 12 para. 3A and cross-heading inserted (1.1.2016) by The Solvency 2 Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/575), reg. 1(2), Sch. 1 para. 18(5)

3A.A certificate under this paragraph is one given by the appropriate regulator and certifying that in respect of each contract concluded in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom the authority responsible for supervising persons who effect or carry out contracts of insurance in the EEA State in which that contract was concluded has been notified of the proposed scheme and that—

(a)the authority has consented to the proposed scheme; or

(b)the authority has not responded but the period of three months beginning with the notification has elapsed.]

Certificates as to long-term businessU.K.

4A certificate under this paragraph is one given by the [F23appropriate regulator] and certifying that the authority responsible for supervising persons who effect or carry out contracts of insurance in the State of the commitment has been notified of the proposed scheme and that—

(a)that authority has consented to the proposed scheme; or

(b)the period of three months beginning with the notification has elapsed and that authority has not refused its consent.

Textual Amendments

F23Words in Sch. 12 para. 4 substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 13 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4Sch. 12 paras. 4, 5 applied (with modifications) by S.I. 2001/3626, art. 5(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, 5(4)(c))

Certificates as to general businessU.K.

5A certificate under this paragraph is one given by the [F24appropriate regulator] and certifying that the authority responsible for supervising persons who effect or carry out contracts of insurance in the EEA State in which the risk is situated has been notified of the proposed scheme and that—

(a)that authority has consented to the proposed scheme; or

(b)the period of three months beginning with the notification has elapsed and that authority has not refused its consent.

Textual Amendments

F24Words in Sch. 12 para. 5 substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 14 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4Sch. 12 paras. 4, 5 applied (with modifications) by S.I. 2001/3626, art. 5(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, 5(4)(c))

[F25Certificates as to legality and as to consentU.K.

Textual Amendments

F25Sch. 12 para. 5A and cross-heading inserted (10.12.2007) by The Reinsurance Directive Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/3253), reg. 2(1), Sch. 1 para. 2(5)(f)

5A(1)The certificates under this paragraph are to be given—U.K.

(a)in the case of the certificate under sub-paragraph (2), by [F26the appropriate regulator];

(b)in the case of the certificate under sub-paragraph (3), by the relevant authority.

(2)A certificate given under this sub-paragraph is one certifying that the relevant authority has been notified of the proposed scheme and that—

(a)the relevant authority has consented to the proposed scheme; or

(b)the period of three months beginning with the notification has elapsed and that relevant authority has not refused its consent.

(3)A certificate given under this sub-paragraph is one certifying that the law of the EEA State in which the transferee is set up permits such a transfer.

[F27(4)“Relevant authority” means the supervisory authority (within the meaning of the Solvency 2 Directive) of the EEA State in which the transferee is set up.]]

Interpretation of Part IU.K.

6(1)State of the commitment”, in relation to a commitment entered into at any date, means—U.K.

(a)if the policyholder is an individual, the State in which he had his habitual residence at that date;

(b)if the policyholder is not an individual, the State in which the establishment of the policyholder to which the commitment relates was situated at that date.

(2)Commitment” means a commitment represented by contracts of insurance of a prescribed class.

(3)References to the EEA State in which a risk is situated are—

(a)if the insurance relates to a building or to a building and its contents (so far as the contents are covered by the same policy), to the EEA State in which the building is situated;

(b)if the insurance relates to a vehicle of any type, to the EEA State of registration;

(c)in the case of policies of a duration of four months or less covering travel or holiday risks (whatever the class concerned), to the EEA State in which the policyholder took out the policy;

(d)in a case not covered by paragraphs (a) to (c)—

(i)if the policyholder is an individual, to the EEA State in which he has his habitual residence at the date when the contract is entered into; and

(ii)otherwise, to the EEA State in which the establishment of the policyholder to which the policy relates is situated at that date.

[F28(4)If the insurance relates to a vehicle dispatched from one EEA State to another, in respect of the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which the purchaser accepts delivery a reference to the EEA State in which a risk is situated is a reference to the State of destination (and not, as provided by sub-paragraph (3)(b), to the State of registration).]

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 12 Pt I para. 6 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; Sch. 12 Pt. I para. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); Sch. 12 para. 6(2) in force at 25.2.2001 by S.I. 2001/516, art. 2(b), Sch. Pts. 1, 3; Sch. 12 Pt. I para. 6 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Part IIU.K. Banking Business Transfer Schemes

7(1)For the purposes of section 111(2) the appropriate certificates, in relation to a banking business transfer scheme, are—U.K.

(a)a certificate under paragraph 8; and

(b)if sub-paragraph (2) applies, a certificate under paragraph 9.

(2)This sub-paragraph applies if [F3the transferor concerned] or the transferee is an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(b) of Schedule 3.

Certificates as to financial resourcesU.K.

8(1)A certificate under this paragraph is one given by the relevant authority and certifying that, taking the proposed transfer into account, the transferee possesses, or will possess before the scheme takes effect, adequate financial resources.U.K.

(2)Relevant authority” means—

[F29(a)if the transferee is a PRA-authorised person with a Part 4A permission or with permission under Schedule 4, the PRA;

(aa)if the transferee is a person with Part 4A permission or with permission under Schedule 4 but is not a PRA-authorised person, the FCA;]

(b)if the transferee is an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(b) of Schedule 3, its home state regulator;

(c)if the transferee does not fall within paragraph (a) [F30, (aa)] or (b), the authority responsible for the supervision of the transferee’s business in the place in which the transferee has its head office.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2), any reference to a transferee of a particular description of person includes a reference to a transferee who will be of that description if the proposed banking business transfer scheme takes effect.

Textual Amendments

F29Sch. 12 para. 8(2)(a)(aa) substituted for Sch. 12 para. 8(2)(a) (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 16(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F30Word in Sch. 12 para. 8(2)(c) inserted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 16(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Certificates as to consent of home state regulatorU.K.

9A certificate under this paragraph is one given by the [F31appropriate regulator] and certifying that the home State regulator of [F3the transferor concerned] or of the transferee has been notified of the proposed scheme and that—

(a)the home State regulator has responded to the notification; or

(b)the period of three months beginning with the notification has elapsed.

Textual Amendments

F31Words in Sch. 12 para. 9 substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 17 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

[F32Part 2AU.K.Reclaim fund business transfer schemes

Certificate as to financial resourcesU.K.

9A[F33(1)]For the purposes of section 111(2) the appropriate certificate, in relation to a reclaim fund business transfer scheme, is a certificate given by the [F34relevant regulator] certifying that, taking the proposed transfer into account, the transferee possesses, or will possess before the scheme takes effect, adequate financial resources.

[F35(2)In this paragraph the “relevant regulator” means—

(a)if the transferee is a PRA-authorised person, the PRA;

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

Textual Amendments

F33 Sch. 12 para. 9A renumbered as Sch. 12 para. 9A(1) (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 18(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F34Words in Sch. 12 para. 9A(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 6 para. 18(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

[F36PART 2BU.K.Ring-fencing transfer schemes

Appropriate certificatesU.K.

9B(1)For the purposes of section 111(2) the appropriate certificates, in relation to a ring-fencing transfer scheme, are—

(a)a certificate given by the PRA certifying its approval of the application,

(b)a certificate under paragraph 9C, and

(c)if sub-paragraph (2) applies, a certificate under paragraph 9D.

(2)This sub-paragraph applies if the transferee is an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(a) or (b) of Schedule 3.

Certificate as to financial resourcesU.K.

9C(1)A certificate under this paragraph is one given by the relevant authority and certifying that, taking the proposed transfer into account, the transferee possesses, or will possess before the scheme takes effect, adequate financial resources.

(2)Relevant authority” means—

(a)if the transferee is a PRA-authorised person with a Part 4A permission or with permission under Schedule 4, the PRA;

(b)if the transferee is an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(a) or (b) of Schedule 3, its home state regulator;

(c)if the transferee does not fall within paragraph (a) or (b) but is subject to regulation in a country or territory outside the United Kingdom, the authority responsible for the supervision of the transferee's business in the place in which the transferee has its head office;

(d)in any other case, the FCA.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2), any reference to a transferee of a particular description includes a reference to a transferee who will be of that description if the proposed ring-fencing transfer scheme takes effect.

Certificate as to consent of home state regulatorU.K.

9DA certificate under this paragraph is one given by the appropriate regulator and certifying that the home state regulator of the transferee has been notified of the proposed scheme and that—

(a)the home state regulator has responded to the notification, or

(b)the period of 3 months beginning with the notification has elapsed.]

Part IIIU.K. Insurance business transfers effected outside the United Kingdom

10(1)This paragraph applies to a proposal to execute under provisions corresponding to Part VII in a country or territory other than the United Kingdom an instrument transferring all the rights and obligations of the transferor under general or long-term insurance policies, or under such descriptions of such policies as may be specified in the instrument, to the transferee if any of the conditions in sub-paragraphs (2), (3) or (4) is met in relation to it.U.K.

(2)The transferor is an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(d) [F37or (da)] of Schedule 3 and the transferee is an authorised person whose margin of solvency is supervised by the [F38FCA or the PRA].

[F39(3)The transferor is a company authorised in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom under Article 162 of the Solvency 2 Directive and the transferee is a UK authorised person which has received authorisation under Article 14 of the Solvency 2 Directive.]

[F40(4)The transferor is a Swiss general insurer and the transferee is a UK authorised person which has received authorisation under Article 14 of the Solvency 2 Directive.]

(5)In relation to a proposed transfer to which this paragraph applies, the [F41regulator which supervises the transferee's margin of solvency] may, if it is satisfied that the transferee possesses the necessary margin of solvency, issue a certificate to that effect.

(6)Necessary margin of solvency” means the margin of solvency which the transferee, taking the proposed transfer into account, is required by the [F42FCA or the PRA] to maintain.

(7)Swiss general insurer” has the same meaning as in paragraph 2.

(8)General policy” means a policy evidencing a contract which, if it had been effected by the transferee, would have constituted the carrying on of a regulated activity consisting of the effecting of contracts of general insurance.

(9)Long-term policy” means a policy evidencing a contract which, if it had been effected by the transferee, would have constituted the carrying on of a regulated activity consisting of the effecting of contracts of long-term insurance.