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Immigration Act 2014

Section 42: “Bank” and “building society”

199.This section defines what is meant in these provisions by the terms “bank” and “building society”.

200.Subsection (1) provides that for the purposes of these provisions, a “bank” is an “authorised deposit-taker” that has its head office or a branch in the UK. This is subject to the exclusions set out at subsection (4).

201.Subsection (2) defines an “authorised deposit-taker,” consistent with the relevant provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, while subsection (3) provides that this definition does not include bodies that have permission to accept deposits only for the purposes of or in the course of another form of activity (for example insurance companies).

202.Subsection (5) defines a building society for the purposes of these provisions.

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