Section 63: General continuity obligation: property transfers
168.This section provides for services to be provided to a transferee from the transferor and other companies within the group through means of a general obligation, following a transfer of property. Subsection (5) provides that the obligation is not limited to the provision of services and facilities directly to the transferee.
169.Subsection (2) provides that the residual bank and each group company (as defined in subsection (1)) must provide such services and facilities as required to enable the transferee to operate the transferred business effectively. This duty may be enforced as a contract (subsection (3)).
170.As provided by subsection (6), the Bank of England may, with the consent of the Treasury, by notice to the residual bank or group company require specific activities to be undertaken (or provide that activities are to be undertaken on specific terms).
171.Subsection (4) provides that the residual bank or group company has a right to reasonable consideration.