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347 The record of authorised persons etc.U.K.

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(1)The [F1FCA] must maintain a record of every—

F2(a)person who appears to the [F1FCA] to be an authorised person;

(b)authorised unit trust scheme;

[F3(ba)authorised contractual scheme;]

(c)authorised open-ended investment company;

(d)recognised scheme;

(e)recognised investment exchange;

F4(f). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(g)individual to whom a prohibition order relates;

(h)approved person; F5. . .

[F6(ha)person to whom subsection (2A) applies; F7...]

[F8(hb)appointed representative to whom subsection (2B) applies;]

[F9(hc)appointed representative to whom subsection (2C) applies; and]

(i)person falling within such other class (if any) as the [F1FCA] may determine.

(2)The record must include such information as the [F1FCA] considers appropriate and at least the following information—

(a)in the case of a person appearing to the [F1FCA] to be an authorised person—

(i)information as to the services which he holds himself out as able to provide; and

(ii)any address of which the [F1FCA] is aware at which a notice or other document may be served on him;

(b)in the case of an authorised unit trust scheme, the name and address of the manager and trustee of the scheme;

[F10(ba)in the case of an authorised contractual scheme, the name and address of the operator and depositary of the scheme;]

(c)in the case of an authorised open-ended investment company, the name and address of—

(i)the company;

(ii)if it has only one director, the director; and

(iii)its depositary (if any);

(d)in the case of a recognised scheme, the name and address of—

(i)the operator of the scheme; and

(ii)any representative of the operator in the United Kingdom;

(e)in the case of a recognised investment exchange F11... the name and address of the exchange F12...;

(f)in the case of an individual to whom a prohibition order relates—

(i)his name; and

(ii)details of the effect of the order;

(g)in the case of a person who is an approved person—

(i)his name;

(ii)the name of the [F13authorised person concerned];

(iii)if the approved person is performing a controlled function under an arrangement with a contractor of the [F14authorised person concerned], the name of the contractor.

[F15(iv)[F16in a case where the authorised person concerned is a relevant authorised person,] whether or not the person is a senior manager;]

[F17(h)in the case of an approved person who is a senior manager in relation to [F18a relevant] [F18an] authorised person—

(i)whether a final notice has been given to the person under section 390; and

(ii)if so, any information about the matter to which the notice relates which has been published under section 391(4).]

[F19(i)in the case of a mortgage intermediary—

(i)the names of the persons within the management who are responsible for the activities specified by article 25A (arranging regulated mortgage contracts), article 36A (credit broking), article 53A (advising on regulated mortgage contracts) and article 53DA (advising on regulated credit agreements the purpose of which is to acquire land) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001; and

(ii)whether the mortgage intermediary is a tied mortgage intermediary or not;

(j)in the case of an appointed representative to whom subsection (2B) applies, the name of the mortgage intermediary on whose behalf the appointed representative acts;]

[F20(2A)This subsection applies to—

(a)an appointed representative to whom subsection (1A) [F21or (1AA)] of section 39 applies for whom the applicable register (as defined by subsection (1B) of that section) is the record maintained by virtue of subsection (1)(ha) above;

(b)a person mentioned in subsection (1)(a) of section 39A if—

(i)the contract with an authorised person to which he is party complies with the applicable requirements (as defined by subsection (7) of that section), and

(ii)the authorised person has accepted responsibility in writing for the person's activities in carrying on investment services business (as defined by subsection (8) of that section); and

(c)any person not falling within paragraph (a) or (b) in respect of whom the [F1FCA] considers that a record must be maintained for the purpose of securing compliance with Article [F2229.3] of the markets in financial instruments directive (registration of tied agents).]

[F23(2B)This subsection applies to an appointed representative to whom section 39(1BA) applies or to whom that subsection would apply if the requirements of section 39(1BB) were not met.]

[F24(2C)This subsection applies to an appointed representative of an authorised person who has a Part 4A permission by virtue of regulation 4 or 7 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/XXXX).]

(3)If it appears to the [F1FCA] that a person in respect of whom there is an entry in the record as a result of one of the paragraphs of subsection (1) has ceased to be a person to whom that paragraph applies, the [F1FCA] may remove the entry from the record.

[F25(3A)But if a person ceases to be a person to whom one of the paragraphs of subsection (1) applies as a result of—

(a)a cancellation of that person’s Part 4A permission under section 55J(6) because one or more of the conditions in 55K(1)(b) to (d) was met; or

(b)a cancellation of that person’s Part 4A permission to carry on regulated activities as an exempt investment firm under section 55J(1) to (3) because—

(i)the person has contravened a requirement imposed on that person by or under the Act for the purposes of Article 3.2(a) of the markets in financial instruments directive; and

(ii)one or more of the conditions mentioned in Article 8(b) to (d) of the directive was met;

the power conferred by subsection (3) is not exercisable for a period of five years from the date on which the person ceased to be a person to whom subsection (1) applied.

(3B)Where the power conferred by subsection (3) is not exercisable in respect of an entry in the record as a result of subsection (3A) the FCA must—

(a)make a note in the record that it considers the person to whom the entry relates has ceased to be person to whom one of the paragraphs of subsection (1) applies as a result of a cancellation of that person’s Part 4A permission for a reason mentioned in subsection (3A)(a) or (b); and

(b)state why it considers that is the case.]

(4)But if the [F1FCA] decides not to remove the entry, it must—

(a)make a note to that effect in the record; and

(b)state why it considers that the person has ceased to be a person to whom that paragraph applies [F26in any case where it has not already done so under subsection (3B)].

[F27(4A)If the FCA cancels or varies the Part 4A permission of a mortgage intermediary and as a result the person to whom the entry relates no longer has a Part 4A permission to carry on a relevant mortgage activity within the meaning of section 55J(6C), the FCA must delete mention of such permission from the record without undue delay.]

(5)The [F1FCA] must—

(a)make the record available for inspection by members of the public in a legible form at such times and in such place or places as the [F1FCA] may determine; and

(b)provide a certified copy of the record, or any part of it, to any person who asks for it—

(i)on payment of the fee (if any) fixed by the [F1FCA]; and

(ii)in a form (either written or electronic) in which it is legible to the person asking for it.

(6)The [F1FCA] may—

(a)publish the record, or any part of it;

(b)exploit commercially the information contained in the record, or any part of that information.

(7)Authorised unit trust scheme”, [F28“authorised contractual scheme”,]authorised open-ended investment company” and “recognised scheme” have the same meaning as in Part XVII, and associated expressions are to be read accordingly.

(8)Approved person” means a person in relation to whom the [F29FCA or the PRA] has given its approval under section 59 and “controlled function” and “arrangement” have the same meaning as in that section.

[F30(8A)In this section—

  • [F31“exempt investment firm” means an authorised person who—

    (a)

    is an investment firm; and

    (b)

    has a Part 4A permission;

    but to whom Title II of the markets in financial instruments directive does not apply by virtue of Article 3 of the directive..]

  • [F32relevant authorised person” has the same meaning as in Part 5 (see section 71A),]

  • senior manager”, in relation to [F33a relevant] [F33an] authorised person, means a person who has approval under section 59 to perform a designated senior management function in relation to the carrying on by the authorised person of a regulated activity, and

  • designated senior management function[F34means a function designated as a senior management function under section 59(6A) or (6B).] [F34has the meaning given by section 59ZB.]]

[F35(9)The authorised person concerned”, in relation to an approved person, means the person on whose application approval was given.]

Textual Amendments

F1Word in s. 347(1)-(6) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 12 para. 16(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F2S. 347(1)(a)(hc) substituted (29.6.2017 for specified purposes, 3.7.2017 for specified purposes, 31.7.2017 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/701), reg. 1(2)(3)(4)(6), Sch. 2 para. 44(2) (with reg. 7)

F5Word in s. 347(1) omitted (1.4.2007 for certain purposes and 1.11.2007 otherwise) by virtue of The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/126), regs. 1(2), 3(5), Sch. 5 para. 12(a)

F7Word in s. 347(1)(ha) omitted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(7)(a)(i) (with Pt. 4)

F8S. 347(1)(hb) inserted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(7)(a)(ii) (with Pt. 4)

F9S. 347(1)(hc) substituted for word (29.6.2017 for specified purposes, 3.7.2017 for specified purposes, 31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/701), reg. 1(2)(3)(4)(6), Sch. 2 para. 44(2) (with reg. 7)

F11Words in s. 347(2)(e) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 12 para. 16(4)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F12Words in s. 347(2)(e) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 12 para. 16(4)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F13Words in s. 347(2)(g)(ii) substituted (7.3.2016) by Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (c. 33), s. 148(5), Sch. 3 para. 11; S.I. 2015/490, art. 2(1)(b) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2015/492 (as amended by S.I. 2015/1660))

F14Words in s. 347(2)(g)(iii) substituted (7.3.2016) by Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (c. 33), s. 148(5), Sch. 3 para. 11; S.I. 2015/490, art. 2(1)(b) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2015/492 (as amended by S.I. 2015/1660))

F15S. 347(2)(g)(iv) inserted (7.3.2016) by Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (c. 33), ss. 34(2)(a), 148(5); S.I. 2015/490, art. 2(1)(c) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2015/492 (as amended by S.I. 2015/1660))

F16Words in s. 347(2)(g)(iv) omitted (13.9.2018 for specified purposes, 10.12.2018 for specified purposes, 18.7.2019 for specified purposes, 9.8.2019 for specified purposes, 9.12.2019 for specified purposes, 7.12.2020 for specified purposes) by virtue of Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (c. 14), s. 41(3), Sch. 4 para. 19(2)(a); S.I. 2018/990, reg. 2(1)(2)(3) (with regs. 3-6); S.I. 2019/1136, reg. 2(2)(3)(4)(5) (with reg. 3)

F17S. 347(2)(h) inserted (7.3.2016) by Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (c. 33), ss. 34(2)(b), 148(5); S.I. 2015/490, art. 2(1)(c) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2015/492 (as amended by S.I. 2015/1660))

F18Word in s. 347(2)(h) substituted (13.9.2018 for specified purposes, 10.12.2018 for specified purposes, 18.7.2019 for specified purposes, 9.8.2019 for specified purposes, 9.12.2019 for specified purposes, 7.12.2020 for specified purposes) by Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (c. 14), s. 41(3), Sch. 4 para. 19(2)(b); S.I. 2018/990, reg. 2(1)(2)(3) (with regs. 3-6); S.I. 2019/1136, reg. 2(2)(3)(4)(5) (with reg. 3)

F19S. 347(2)(i)(j) inserted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(7)(b) (with Pt. 4)

F21Words in s. 347(2A)(a) inserted (29.6.2017 for specified purposes, 3.7.2017 for specified purposes, 31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/701), reg. 1(2)(3)(4)(6), Sch. 2 para. 44(3)(a) (with reg. 7)

F22Word in s. 347(2A)(c) substituted (29.6.2017 for specified purposes, 3.7.2017 for specified purposes, 31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/701), reg. 1(2)(3)(4)(6), Sch. 2 para. 44(3)(b) (with reg. 7)

F23S. 347(2B) inserted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(7)(c) (with Pt. 4)

F24S. 347(2C) inserted (29.6.2017 for specified purposes, 3.7.2017 for specified purposes, 31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/701), reg. 1(2)(3)(4)(6), Sch. 2 para. 44(4) (with reg. 7)

F25S. 347(3A)(3B) inserted (29.6.2017 for specified purposes, 3.7.2017 for specified purposes, 31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/701), reg. 1(2)(3)(4)(6), Sch. 2 para. 44(5) (with reg. 7)

F26Words in s. 347(4)(b) inserted (29.6.2017 for specified purposes, 3.7.2017 for specified purposes, 31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/701), reg. 1(2)(3)(4)(6), Sch. 2 para. 44(6) (with reg. 7)

F27S. 347(4A) inserted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 1(7)(d) (with Pt. 4)

F30S. 347(8A) inserted (7.3.2016) by Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (c. 33), ss. 34(3), 148(5); S.I. 2015/490, art. 2(1)(c) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2015/492 (as amended by S.I. 2015/1660))

F31Words in s. 347(8A) inserted (29.6.2017 for specified purposes, 3.7.2017 for specified purposes, 31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/701), reg. 1(2)(3)(4)(6), Sch. 2 para. 44(7) (with reg. 7)

F32Words in s. 347(8A) omitted (13.9.2018 for specified purposes, 10.12.2018 for specified purposes, 18.7.2019 for specified purposes, 9.8.2019 for specified purposes, 9.12.2019 for specified purposes, 7.12.2020 for specified purposes) by virtue of Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (c. 14), s. 41(3), Sch. 4 para. 19(3)(a); S.I. 2018/990, reg. 2(1)(2)(3) (with regs. 3-6); S.I. 2019/1136, reg. 2(2)(3)(4)(5) (with reg. 3)

F33Word in s. 347(8A) substituted (13.9.2018 for specified purposes, 10.12.2018 for specified purposes, 18.7.2019 for specified purposes, 9.8.2019 for specified purposes, 9.12.2019 for specified purposes, 7.12.2020 for specified purposes) by Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (c. 14), s. 41(3), Sch. 4 para. 19(3)(b); S.I. 2018/990, reg. 2(1)(2)(3) (with regs. 3-6); S.I. 2019/1136, reg. 2(2)(3)(4)(5) (with reg. 3)

F34Words in s. 347(8A) substituted (13.9.2018 for specified purposes, 10.12.2018 for specified purposes, 18.7.2019 for specified purposes, 9.8.2019 for specified purposes, 9.12.2019 for specified purposes, 7.12.2020 for specified purposes) by Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (c. 14), s. 41(3), Sch. 4 para. 19(3)(c); S.I. 2018/990, reg. 2(1)(2)(3) (with regs. 3-6); S.I. 2019/1136, reg. 2(2)(3)(4)(5) (with reg. 3)

F35S. 347(9) substituted (7.3.2016) by Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (c. 33), ss. 34(4), 148(5); S.I. 2015/490, art. 2(1)(c) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2015/492 (as amended by S.I. 2015/1660))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 347 excluded by S.I. 2013/1881, art. 56(2E) (as inserted (17.3.2016 for specified purposes, 20.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016 (S.I. 2016/392), arts. 1(2)(3)(b), 7(2) (with Pt. 5))

C3S. 347(1)(a) disapplied (temp. from 14.1.2005 until 14.7.2005) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Transitional Provisions) (General Insurance Intermediaries) Order 2004, (S.I. 2004/3351), arts. 1(2)(b), 5, {Sch. para. 8}

C6S. 347(1)(h) disapplied (temp. from 14.1.2005 until 14.7.2005) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Transitional Provisions) (General Insurance Intermediaries) Order 2004, (S.I. 2004/3351), arts. 1(2)(b), 5, {Sch. para. 9}

Commencement Information

I1S. 347 partly in force; s. 347 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 347(3)-(9) in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1); s. 347(1)(2) in force for specified purposes at 1.12.2001, 1.5.2002, 1.8.2002, 1.12.2002 by S.I. 2001/3528, art. 2(1)(3)

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