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Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

2000 CHAPTER 8

Commentary on Sections

Schedule 6: Threshold Conditions

Part I: Part IV Permission

Paragraph 1: Legal Status

802.This paragraph sets out certain conditions for legal form.  Section 40 allows for authorised persons to be natural persons as well as companies, partnerships or other unincorporated associations.  However, not all these forms are acceptable under EC law for authorised persons carrying on certain types of business.

803.Thus the effecting and carrying out of contracts of insurance is limited to bodies corporate, registered friendly societies or members of Lloyd’s insurance market, and only bodies corporate or partnerships may accept deposits.

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