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5EEA firm” means any of the following if it does not have its [F1relevant office] in the United Kingdom—

(a)an investment firm (as defined in [F2Article 4.1.1 of the markets in financial instruments directive]) which is authorised (within the meaning of [F3Article 5]) by its home state regulator;

[F4(b)a credit institution (as defined in Article 4(1)(1) of the capital requirements regulation) which is authorised (within the meaning of Article 8 of the capital requirements directive) by its home state regulator;]

[F5(c)a financial institution (as defined in Article 4(1)(26) of the capital requirements regulation) which is a subsidiary of the kind mentioned in Article 34 of the capital requirements directive and which fulfils the conditions of that Article;]

[F6(d)an undertaking pursuing the activity of direct insurance (within the meaning of Article 2 of the Solvency 2 Directive) which has received authorisation under Article 14 of that directive from its home state regulator;

(da)an undertaking pursuing the activity of reinsurance (within the meaning of Article 2 of the Solvency 2 Directive) as a reinsurance undertaking which has received authorisation under Article 14 of that directive from its home state regulator;]

(e) an insurance intermediary (as defined in Article 2.5 of the insurance mediation directive), or a reinsurance intermediary (as defined in Article 2.6) which is registered with its home state regulator under Article 3; F7 ...

[F8(f) a management company (as defined in paragraph 11B) which is authorised (within the meaning of Article 6 of the UCITS directive) by its home state regulator] [F9; F10...

(g)a person who has received authorisation under Article 18.2 of the emission allowance auctioning regulation] [F11; F12...

(h)an AIFM (as defined in Article 4.1(b) of the alternative investment fund managers directive) which is authorised (in accordance with [F13Article 6.1 of] that directive) by its home state regulator] [F14; or

(i)a mortgage intermediary which is admitted (in accordance with Article 29(1) of the mortgages directive) by its home state regulator to carry out all or part of the credit intermediation activities set out in Article 4(5) of that directive or to provide advisory services (as defined in Article 4(21) of that directive).]

Textual Amendments

F1Words in Sch. 3 para. 5 substituted (14.1.2005) by The Insurance Mediation Directive (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/1473). {reg. 2(c)(i)}

F2Words in Sch. 3 para. 5(a) substituted (1.4.2007 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.11.2007) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/126), regs. 1(2), 3(4), Sch. 4 para. 4(a)

F3Words in Sch. 3 para. 5(a) substituted (1.4.2007 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.11.2007) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/126), regs. 1(2), 3(4), Sch. 4 para. 4(b)

F6Sch. 3 para. 5(d)(da) substituted for Sch. 3 para. 5(d)(da) (1.1.2016) by The Solvency 2 Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/575), reg. 1(2), Sch. 1 para. 17(5)

F8Sch. 3 para. 5(f) substituted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(33)(b)

F12Word in Sch. 3 para. 5(g) omitted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(10)(c)(i) (with Pt. 4)

F13Words in Sch. 3 para. 5(h) omitted (coming into force in accorance 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(5)(a)

F14Sch. 3 para. 5(i) and word 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(10)(c)(ii) (with Pt. 4)

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 5 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 5 in force for certain purposes at 25.2.2001 by S.I. 2001/516, art. 2(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 5 in force for specified purposes at 18.6.2001 by S.I. 2001/1820, art. 2 Sch.; Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 5 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

[F155A In paragraph 5, “relevant office” means—

(a)in relation to a firm falling within sub-paragraph (e) [F16or (i)] of that paragraph which has a registered office, its registered office;

[F17(aa)in relation to a firm falling within sub-paragraph (h) of that paragraph, its registered office;]

(b)in relation to any other firm, its head office.]

Textual Amendments

F16Words in Sch. 3 para. 5A(a) 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(10)(d) (with Pt. 4)

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