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[F166BMisconduct: action by the PRAU.K.

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(1)For the purposes of action by the PRA under section 66, a person is guilty of misconduct if any of conditions A to C is met in relation to the person.

(2)Condition A is that—

(a)the person has at any time failed to comply with rules made by the PRA under section 64A, and

(b)at that time the person was—

(i)an approved person, F2...

(ii)an employee of a relevant PRA-authorised person [F3, or

(iii)a director of a PRA-authorised person].

(3)Condition B is that—

(a)the person has at any time been knowingly concerned in a contravention of a relevant requirement by a PRA-authorised person, and

(b)at that time the person was—

(i)an approved person in respect of the performance of a relevant senior management function in relation to the carrying on by the PRA-authorised person of a regulated activity, F4...

(ii)in the case of a relevant PRA-authorised person, an employee of the authorised person [F5, or

(iii)a director of the PRA-authorised person].

(4)In this section “relevant requirement” means a requirement—

(a)imposed by or under this Act, or

(b)imposed by any qualifying EU provision specified, or of a description specified, for the purposes of this subsection by the Treasury by order.

(5)Condition C is that—

(a)the person has at any time been a senior manager in relation to a relevant PRA-authorised person,

(b)there has at that time been (or continued to be) a contravention of a relevant requirement by the authorised person, F6...

(c)the senior manager was at that time responsible for the management of any of the authorised person's activities in relation to which the contravention occurred [F7, and

(d)the senior manager did not take such steps as a person in the senior manager's position could reasonably be expected to take to avoid the contravention occurring (or continuing).]

F8(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)For the purposes of subsection (5)—

  • senior manager”, in relation to a relevant PRA-authorised person, means a person who has approval under section 59 to perform a designated senior management function in relation to the carrying on by the authorised person of a regulated activity;

  • designated senior management function” means a function designated as a senior management function under section 59(6A) or (6B).

(8)In this section—

  • “approved person”—

    (a)

    means a person in relation to whom—

    (i)

    the PRA has given its approval under section 59, or

    (ii)

    the FCA has given its approval under section 59 in respect of the performance by the person of a relevant senior management function in relation to the carrying on by a PRA-authorised person of a regulated activity, and

    (b)

    in relation to an authorised person, means a person in relation to whom approval under section 59 is given on the application of the authorised person;

  • [F9director”, in relation to an authorised person, has the same meaning as in section 64A;]

  • employee”, in relation to a person, has the same meaning as in section 64A;

  • relevant PRA-authorised person” means a PRA-authorised person that is a relevant authorised person;

  • relevant senior management function” means a function which the PRA is satisfied is a senior management function as defined in section 59ZA (whether or not the function has been designated as such by the FCA).

(9)For the meaning of “relevant authorised person”, see section 71A.]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 66A, 66B inserted (7.3.2016 for specified purposes, 10.5.2016 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (c. 33), ss. 32(2), 148(5); S.I. 2015/490, art. 2(1)(e) (as inserted by S.I. 2015/2055, art. 2(4) and with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2015/492 (as amended by S.I. 2015/1660)); S.I. 2016/568, art. 2

F6Word in s. 66B(5)(b) omitted (10.5.2016) by virtue of Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (c. 14), ss. 25(3)(e), 41(3); S.I. 2016/569, reg. 2

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