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The Insurance Mediation Directive (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003

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2.—(1) In section 425(1) of the Act (expressions relating to authorisation elsewhere in the single market)(1), in paragraph (a), after ““insurance directives”,”, insert ““insurance mediation directive”,”.

(2) In Schedule 3 to the Act (EEA passport rights)(2)—

(a)in paragraph 1 (the single market directives)—

(i)at the end of sub-paragraph (c), omit “and”; and

(ii)at the end of sub-paragraph (d), insert—

  • ; and

    (e)

    the insurance mediation directive.;

(b)after paragraph 4, insert—

The insurance mediation directive

4A.  “The insurance mediation directive” means the European Parliament and Council Directive of 9th December 2002 on insurance mediation (No. 2002/92/EC).;

(c)in paragraph 5 (EEA firm)—

(i)for “head office”, substitute “relevant office”;

(ii)at the end of sub-paragraph (c), omit “or”; and

(iii)at the end of sub-paragraph (d), insert—

  • ; or

    (e)

    an insurance intermediary (as defined in Article 2.5 of the insurance mediation directive), or a reinsurance intermediary (as defined in Article 2.6) which is registered with its home state regulator under Article 3.;

(d)after paragraph 5, insert—

5A.  In paragraph 5, “relevant office” means—

(a)in relation to a firm falling within sub-paragraph (e) of that paragraph which has a registered office, its registered office;

(b)in relation to any other firm, its head office.;

(e)for paragraph 6 (EEA authorisation), substitute—

6.  “EEA authorisation” means—

(a)in relation to an EEA firm falling within paragraph 5(e), registration with its home state regulator under Article 3 of the insurance mediation directive;

(b)in relation to any other EEA firm, authorisation granted to an EEA firm by its home state regulator for the purpose of the relevant single market directive.;

(f)in paragraph 7 (EEA right), for “head office”, substitute “relevant office”;

(g)after paragraph 7, insert—

7A.  In paragraph 7, “relevant office” means—

(a)in relation to a person who has a registered office and whose entitlement is subject to the conditions of the insurance mediation directive, his registered office;

(b)in relation to any other person, his head office.;

(h)in paragraph 10 (UK firm), for “head office”, substitute “relevant office”; and

(i)after paragraph 10, insert—

10A.  In paragraph 10, “relevant office” means—

(a)in relation to a firm whose EEA right derives from the insurance mediation directive and which has a registered office, its registered office;

(b)in relation to any other firm, its head office..

(1)

Amended by S.I. 2000/2952.

(2)

Amended by the Enterprise Act 2002 (c . 40) Schedule 25, S.I. 2000/2952 and S.I. 2001/1376.

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