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Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016

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Enforceability of agreements

27Enforceability of agreements relating to credit

(1)Section 26A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (agreements relating to credit) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (4)—

(a)the words from “has” to the end become paragraph (a);

(b)after that paragraph insert—

(b)is an appointed representative in relation to that activity,

(c)is an exempt person in relation to that activity, or

(d)is a person to whom, as a result of Part 20, the general prohibition does not apply in relation to that activity.

(3)In subsection (5)—

(a)the words from “the agreement” (in the third place they occur) to the end become paragraph (a) (and the existing paragraphs (a) and (b) become sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) of that paragraph);

(b)after that paragraph insert—

(b)that person is an appointed representative in relation to that activity,

(c)that person is an exempt person in relation to that activity, or

(d)that person is a person to whom, as a result of Part 20, the general prohibition does not apply in relation to that activity.

28Enforceability of agreements made through unauthorised persons

(1)Section 27 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (agreements made through unauthorised persons) is amended as follows.

(2)After subsection (1) insert—

(1ZA)But this section does not apply to a regulated credit agreement or a regulated consumer hire agreement unless the provider knows before the agreement is made that the third party had some involvement in the making of the agreement or matters preparatory to its making.

(3)In subsection (1A) for “The agreement” substitute “An agreement to which this section applies”.

(4)After subsection (4) insert—

(5)For the purposes of subsection (1ZA)

  • “regulated consumer hire agreement” has the meaning given by article 60N of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/544);

  • “regulated credit agreement” has the meaning given by article 60B of that Order.

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