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The Insurance Distribution (Regulated Activities and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2018

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8.  For Schedule 4(1), substitute—

Article 4

SCHEDULE 4Relevant Text of the Insurance Distribution Directive

PART 1Article 1.3

“This Directive shall not apply to ancillary insurance intermediaries carrying out insurance distribution activities where all the following conditions are met—

(a)the insurance is complementary to the good or service supplied by a provider, where such insurance covers—

(i)the risk of breakdown, loss of, or damage to, the good or the non-use of the service supplied by that provider; or

(ii)damage to, or loss of, baggage and other risks linked to travel booked with that provider;

(b)the amount of the premium paid for the insurance product does not exceed EUR 600 calculated on a pro rata annual basis;

(c)by way of derogation from point (b), where the insurance is complementary to a service referred to in point (a) and the duration of that service is equal to, or less than, three months, the amount of the premium paid per person does not exceed EUR 200.”

PART 2Article 2.1(1)

“For the purposes of this Directive “insurance distribution” means the activities of advising on, proposing, or carrying out other work preparatory to the conclusion of contracts of insurance, of concluding such contracts, or of assisting in the administration and performance of such contracts, in particular in the event of a claim, including the provision of information concerning one or more insurance contracts in accordance with criteria selected by customers through a website or other media and the compilation of an insurance product ranking list, including price and product comparison, or a discount on the price of an insurance contract, when the customer is able to directly or indirectly conclude an insurance contract using a website or other media.”

PART 3Article 2.1(2)

“For the purposes of this Directive “reinsurance distribution” means the activities of advising on, proposing, or carrying out other work preparatory to the conclusion of contracts of reinsurance, of concluding such contracts, or of assisting in the administration and performance of such contracts, in particular in the event of a claim, including when carried out by a reinsurance undertaking without the intervention of a reinsurance intermediary.”

PART 4Article 2.1(4)

““ancillary insurance intermediary” means any natural or legal person, other than a credit institution or an investment firm as defined in points (1) and (2) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, who, for remuneration, takes up or pursues the activity of insurance distribution on an ancillary basis, provided that all the following conditions are met—

(a)the principal professional activity of that natural or legal person is other than insurance distribution;

(b)the natural or legal person only distributes certain insurance products that are complementary to a good or service;

(c)the insurance products concerned do not cover life assurance or liability risks, unless that cover complements the good or service which the intermediary provides as its principal professional activity.”

PART 5Article 2.2

“For the purposes of points (1) and (2) of paragraph 1, the following shall not be considered to constitute insurance distribution or reinsurance distribution—

(a)the provision of information on an incidental basis in the context of another professional activity where—

(i)the provider does not take any additional steps to assist in concluding or performing an insurance contract;

(ii)the purpose of that activity is not to assist the customer in concluding or performing a reinsurance contract;

(b)the management of claims of an insurance undertaking or of a reinsurance undertaking on a professional basis, and loss adjusting and expert appraisal of claims;

(c)the mere provision of data and information on potential policyholders to insurance intermediaries, reinsurance intermediaries, insurance undertakings or reinsurance undertakings where the provider does not take any additional steps to assist in the conclusion of an insurance or reinsurance contract;

(d)the mere provision of information about insurance or reinsurance products, an insurance intermediary, a reinsurance intermediary, an insurance undertaking or a reinsurance undertaking to potential policyholders where the provider does not take any additional steps to assist in the conclusion of an insurance or reinsurance contract.”.

(1)

Schedule 4 was inserted by S.I. 2003/1476.

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