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The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001

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[F1Providing credit information servicesU.K.

89A.(1) Taking any of the steps in paragraph (3) on behalf of an individual or relevant recipient of credit is a specified kind of activity.

(2) Giving advice to an individual or relevant recipient of credit in relation to the taking of any of the steps specified in paragraph (3) is a specified kind of activity.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), the steps specified in this paragraph are steps taken with a view to—

(a)ascertaining whether a credit information agency holds information relevant to the financial standing of an individual or relevant recipient of credit;

(b)ascertaining the contents of such information;

(c)securing the correction of, the omission of anything from, or the making of any other kind of modification of, such information;

(d)securing that a credit information agency which holds such information—

(i)stops holding the information, or

(ii)does not provide it to any other person.

(4) Steps taken by a credit information agency in relation to information held by that agency are not steps specified in paragraph (3).

(5) Paragraphs (1) and (2) do not apply to an activity of the kind specified by article 36H (operating an electronic system in relation to lending).

(6) “Credit information agency” means a person who carries on by way of business an activity of the kind specified by any of the following—

(a)article 36A (credit broking);

(b)article 39D (debt adjusting);

(c)article 39E (debt-counselling);

(d)article 39F (debt-collecting);

(e)article 39G (debt administration);

(f)article 60B (regulated credit agreements) disregarding the effect of article 60F;

(g)article 60N (regulated consumer hire agreements) disregarding the effect of article 60P;

(h)article 89B (providing credit references).]

F1Pt. 3A inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2014 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), 8(2)

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