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The Credit Institutions (Protection of Depositors)Regulations 1995

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46.  (1)  Each of the following, namely, a UK institution, a building society, an EEA institution and a non-EEA institution, shall secure that the information required by paragraph (4) below is supplied to any depositor or intending depositor who requests it—

(a)immediately in a case of a request made at a United Kingdom office of the institution; and

(b)as soon as practicable in any other case.

(2) In its application to UK institutions or building societies which accept deposits at offices in EEA States other than the United Kingdom, paragraph (1) above shall have effect as if the reference to a United Kingdom office included a reference to an office in such a State.

(3) Any information supplied in pursuance of paragraph (1) above shall be supplied in English except that, where the request is made at an office in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom, it shall be supplied instead in an official language of that State.

(4) The information required by this paragraph is as follows—

(a)in the case of a UK institution or building society—

(i)a summary of the provisions of the relevant UK scheme; and

(ii)where the institution or society participates in a relevant host State scheme, details of the level and scope of the supplementary protection afforded by that scheme;

(b)in the case of an EEA institution—

(i)a summary of the provisions of its home State scheme; and

(ii)where the institution participates in a UK scheme, details of the level and scope of the supplementary protection afforded by that scheme;

(c)in the case of a non-EEA institution which is participating in the deposit protection scheme, a summary of the provisions of that scheme;

(d)in the case of a non-EEA institution which is not so participating, a summary of the provisions of its home State scheme.

(5) Any reference in paragraph (4) above to a summary of the provisions of a scheme is a reference to a summary of those provisions which includes (but is not limited to) details of the level and scope of the protection afforded by the Scheme.

(6) Any reference in paragraph (4) above—

(a)to a summary of the provisions of a scheme; or

(b)to details of the level and scope of the supplementary protection afforded by a scheme,

includes a reference to a summary of any conditions that must be fulfilled, and any procedural steps that must be taken, before payments may be made in pursuance of the scheme.

(7) A host State scheme is a relevant host State scheme for the purposes of paragraph (4) above if the request is made at or is communicated to an office in the EEA State in which that scheme is in force.

(8) If the relevant authority is satisfied that it is necessary to do so—

(a)for the purpose of enabling a UK institution or building society which is participating in a host State scheme to comply both—

(i)with the provisions of this regulation; and

(ii)with the corresponding provisions of the law of the EEA State in which that scheme is in force; or

(b)for the purpose of enabling an EEA institution to comply both—

(i)with the provision of this regulation; and

(ii)with the corresponding provisions of the law of its home State,

the relevant authority may, on the application or with the consent of the institution or society, by order direct that any of the provisions of this regulation shall apply in relation to the institution or society with such modifications as may be specified in the order.

(9) In this regulation—

“the relevant authority”—

(a)in relation to a UK institution or EEA institution, means the Bank;

(b)in relation to a building society, means the Commission;

  • “the relevant UK scheme”—

    (a)

    in relation to a UK institution, means the deposit protection scheme;

    (b)

    in relation to a building society, means the investor protection scheme.

(10) For the purposes of this regulation and regulations 47 and 48 below—

(a)any reference to an EEA institution’s home State scheme includes a reference to any alternative permitted system or arrangement for the protection of depositors which is in force in the institution’s home State and in which the institution participates;

(b)any reference to an EEA institution participating in a UK scheme is a reference to it doing so in accordance with Chapter I of Part II of these Regulations;

(c)any reference to a non-EEA institution participating in the deposit protection scheme is a reference to it not being one—

(i)which has, in accordance with Chapter III of Part II of these Regulations, elected not to participate in that scheme; and

(ii)whose election under that Chapter is still in force; and

(d)any reference to a non-EEA institution not so participating shall be construed accordingly.

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