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[F1194B.Contravention by relevant EEA firm of requirement in capital requirements directive or capital requirements regulationE+W+S+N.I.

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(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.]

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F1S. 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

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