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MiscellaneousU.K.

123Role of FSCSU.K.

(1)For the purpose of co-operating in the pursuit of Objective 1 in section 99 the FSCS—

(a)may make or arrange for payments to or in respect of eligible depositors of the bank, and

(b)may make money available to facilitate the transfer of accounts of eligible depositors of the bank.

(2)The FSCS may include provision about expenditure under this section; and, in particular—

(a)money may be raised through the imposition of a levy under Part 15 of the Financial Services and Markets Act in respect of expenditure or possible expenditure under this section, and

(b)sums raised in connection with the scheme (whether or not under paragraph (a)) may be expended under this section.

(3)In section 220(3)(a) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Compensation Scheme: information) after “liquidator” insert “ , bank liquidator ”.

(4)The FSCS is entitled to participate in proceedings for or in respect of a bank insolvency order.

(5)A bank liquidator must—

(a)comply with a request of the FSCS for the provision of information, and

(b)provide the FSCS with any other information which the bank liquidator thinks might be useful for the purpose of co-operating in the pursuit of Objective 1.

(6)A bank liquidator may enter into an agreement under section 221A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Compensation Scheme: delegation of functions) for the bank liquidator to exercise functions of the scheme manager for the purpose of facilitating the pursuit of Objective 1.

(7)Where a bank insolvency order is made in respect of a bank, the fact that it later ceases to be an authorised person does not prevent the operation of the compensation scheme in respect of it; and for that purpose the bank is a relevant person within the meaning of section 213(9) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 despite the lapse of authorisation.

Commencement Information

I1S. 123 in force at 21.2.2009 by S.I. 2009/296, art. 3, Sch. para. 2

124Transfer of accountsU.K.

(1)This section applies where a bank liquidator arranges, in pursuit of Objective 1 in section 99, for the transfer of eligible depositors' accounts from the bank to another financial institution.

(2)The arrangements may disapply, or provide that they shall have effect despite, any restriction arising by virtue of contract or legislation or in any other way.

(3)In subsection (2) “restriction” includes—

(a)any restriction, inability or incapacity affecting what can and cannot be assigned or transferred (whether generally or by a particular person), and

(b)a requirement for consent (by any name).

(4)In making the arrangements mentioned in subsection (1) the bank liquidator must ensure that eligible depositors will be able to remove money from transferred accounts as soon as is reasonably practicable after transfer.

Commencement Information

I2S. 124 in force at 21.2.2009 by S.I. 2009/296, art. 3, Sch. para. 2

125RulesU.K.

(1)Section 411 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (company insolvency rules) is amended as follows.

(2)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)Rules may also be made for the purpose of giving effect to Part 2 of the Banking Act 2009 (bank insolvency orders); and rules for that purpose shall be made—

(a)in relation to England and Wales, by the Lord Chancellor with the concurrence of—

(i)the Treasury, and

(ii)in the case of rules that affect court procedure, the Lord Chief Justice, or

(b)in relation to Scotland, by the Treasury.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)after “subsection (1),” insert “ (1A) ”;

(b)in paragraph (b), after “Secretary of State” insert “ or the Treasury ”.

(4)After subsection (2B) insert—

(2C)For the purposes of subsection (2), a reference in Schedule 8 to this Act to doing anything under or for the purposes of a provision of this Act includes a reference to doing anything under or for the purposes of Part 2 of the Banking Act 2009.

(5)In subsection (3)—

(a)after “provisional liquidator” insert “ or bank liquidator ”, and

(b)after “Parts I to VII of this Act” insert “ or Part 2 of the Banking Act 2009 ”.

(6)In subsection (5), after “the Secretary of State” insert “ or the Treasury ”.

(7)In paragraph 27 of Schedule 8 to the Insolvency Act 1986 (provisions capable of inclusion in company insolvency rules), after “Secretary of State” insert “ or the Treasury ”.

(8)Section 413(2) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (rules: duty to consult Insolvency Rules Committee) shall not apply to the first set of rules which is made in reliance on this section.

Commencement Information

I3S. 125 in force at 21.2.2009 by S.I. 2009/296, art. 3, Sch. para. 2

126FeesU.K.

After section 414(8) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (fees orders) insert—

(8A)This section applies in relation to Part 2 of the Banking Act 2009 (bank insolvency) as in relation to Parts I to VII of this Act.

Commencement Information

I4S. 126 in force at 21.2.2009 by S.I. 2009/296, art. 3, Sch. para. 2

127Insolvency Services AccountU.K.

A bank liquidator who obtains money by realising assets in the course of the bank insolvency must pay it into the Insolvency Services Account (kept by the Secretary of State).

Commencement Information

I5S. 127 in force at 21.2.2009 by S.I. 2009/296, art. 3, Sch. para. 2

128EvidenceU.K.

In section 433(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (admissibility of statements of affairs) after paragraph (a) insert (before the “and”)—

(aa)a statement made in pursuance of a requirement imposed by or under Part 2 of the Banking Act 2009 (bank insolvency),.

Commencement Information

I6S. 128 in force at 21.2.2009 by S.I. 2009/296, art. 3, Sch. para. 2

129Co-operation between courtsU.K.

(1)Provisions of or by virtue of this Part are “insolvency law” for the purposes of section 426 of the Insolvency Act 1986(co-operation between courts).

(2)At the end of that section add—

(13)Section 129 of the Banking Act 2009 provides for provisions of that Act about bank insolvency to be “insolvency law” for the purposes of this section.

Commencement Information

I7S. 129 in force at 21.2.2009 by S.I. 2009/296, art. 3, Sch. para. 2

[F1129ABanks not regulated by PRAU.K.

(1)In the application of this Part to an FCA-regulated bank the modifications specified in the Table apply.

(2)In this section—

  • FCA-regulated bank” means a bank which does not carry on any activity which is a PRA-regulated activity for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

  • immediate group” has the meaning given by section 421ZA of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

  • PRA-authorised person” has the meaning given by section 2B(5) of that Act.

TABLE OF MODIFICATIONS
ProvisionModification
Section 95Treat the reference to the PRA in subsection (1) as a reference to the FCA.
Section 96

(a)Treat the references to the PRA in subsections (2) and (3) as references to the FCA.

(b)If the bank has as a member of its immediate group a PRA-authorised person the Bank of England must consult the PRA before applying for a bank insolvency order.

(c)The FCA must consult the PRA before applying for a bank insolvency order.

Section 97Treat the reference to the PRA in subsection (1) as a reference to the FCA.
Section 98Treat the references to the PRA in subsection (2) as references to the FCA.
Section 100

(a)Treat the reference to two individuals in subsection (2)(a) as a reference to one individual.

(b)Ignore subsection (2)(b).

(c)Ignore the reference to the PRA in subsection (6)(c).

Section 101Ignore the reference to the PRA in subsection (7).
Section 103In the Table, in the entries relating to sections 147 and 241 of the Insolvency Act 1986, treat the reference to the PRA as a reference to the FCA.
Section 108

(a)Treat the reference to the PRA in subsections (1) and (2) as a reference to the FCA.

(b)Ignore the duty to consult the FCA in subsection (2).

(c)Ignore the reference to the PRA in subsection (3).

Section 109Ignore the reference to the PRA in subsection (4).
Section 113Ignore subsection (2)(b)(i).
Section 115Ignore subsection (2)(b)(i).
Section 117

(a)Treat the reference to the PRA in subsection (2) as a reference to the FCA.

(b)Ignore the duty to obtain the consent of the FCA in subsection (2)(a).

Section 120

(a)Treat the references to the PRA in subsections (5), (7) and (10) as references to the FCA.

(b)Ignore the duty to inform the FCA in subsection (10)(a).]

130Building societiesU.K.

(1)The Treasury may by order provide for this Part to apply to building societies (within the meaning of section 119 of the Building Societies Act 1986) as it applies to banks, subject to modifications set out in the order.

(2)An order may—

(a)amend the Building Societies Act 1986 or any other enactment which relates, or in so far as it relates, to building societies;

(b)amend an enactment amended by this Part;

(c)replicate, with or without modifications, any provision of this Part;

(d)apply a provision made under or by virtue of this Part, with or without modifications, to this Part as it applies to building societies.

(3)An order—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(4)Provision made under or by virtue of this Part may make special provision in relation to the application of this Part to building societies.

Commencement Information

I8S. 130 in force at 17.2.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/296, arts. 2, 3, Sch. para. 2

I9S. 130 in force at 21.2.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/296, arts. 2, 3, Sch. para. 2

131Credit unionsU.K.

(1)The Treasury may by order provide for this Part to apply to credit unions (within the meaning of section 31 of the Credit Unions Act 1979) as it applies to banks, subject to modifications set out in the order.

(2)An order may—

(a)amend the Credit Unions Act 1979, the Industrial and Providential Societies Act 1965 or any other enactment which relates, or in so far as it relates, to credit unions;

(b)amend an enactment amended by this Part;

(c)replicate, with or without modifications, any provision of this Part;

(d)apply a provision made under or by virtue of this Part, with or without modifications, to this Part as it applies to credit unions.

(3)An order—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(4)Provision made under or by virtue of this Part may make special provision in relation to the application of this Part to credit unions.

Commencement Information

I10S. 131 in force at 17.2.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/296, arts. 2, 3, Sch. para. 2

I11S. 131 in force at 21.2.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/296, arts. 2, 3, Sch. para. 2

132PartnershipsU.K.

(1)The Lord Chancellor may, by order made with the concurrence of the Secretary of State and the Lord Chief Justice, modify provisions of this Part in their application to partnerships.

(2)For procedural purposes an order under subsection (1) shall be treated in the same way as an order under section 420 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (partnerships).

(3)This section does not apply in relation to partnerships constituted under the law of Scotland.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I12S. 132 in force at 21.2.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/296, arts. 2, 3, Sch. para. 2

133Scottish partnershipsU.K.

(1)The Secretary of State may by order modify provisions of this Part in their application to partnerships constituted under the law of Scotland.

(2)An order—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Commencement Information

I13S. 133 in force at 17.2.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/296, arts. 2, 3, Sch. para. 2

I14S. 133 in force at 21.2.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/296, arts. 2, 3, Sch. para. 2

134Northern IrelandU.K.

In the application of this Part to Northern Ireland—

(a)a reference to an enactment is to be treated as a reference to the equivalent enactment having effect in relation to Northern Ireland,

(b)where this Part amends an enactment an equivalent amendment (incorporating any necessary modification) is made to the equivalent enactment having effect in relation to Northern Ireland,

(c)references to the Secretary of State, except in section 122, are to be treated as references to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment,

(d)a reference to the Insolvency Services Account is to be treated as a reference to the Insolvency Account,

(e)a reference to section 31 of the Credit Unions Act 1979 is to be treated as a reference to Article 2 of the Credit Unions (Northern Ireland) Order 1985,

(f)the Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 has effect in place of sections 183 and 184 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (applied by section 103 above), and

(g)the reference in section 132 to the Lord Chief Justice is a reference to the Lord Chief Justice in Northern Ireland.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Commencement Information

I15S. 134 in force at 21.2.2009 by S.I. 2009/296, art. 3, Sch. para. 2

135Consequential provisionU.K.

(1)The Treasury may by order make provision in consequence of this Part.

(2)An order may, in particular, amend or modify the effect of an enactment (including a fiscal enactment) passed before the commencement of this Part.

(3)An order—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b)may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Commencement Information

I16S. 135 in force at 17.2.2009 for specified purposes by S.I. 2009/296, arts. 2, 3, Sch. para. 2

I17S. 135 in force at 21.2.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2009/296, arts. 2, 3, Sch. para. 2

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