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The Payment Services Regulations 2017

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introductory provisions

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Exemption for certain bodies

  3. PART 2 Registration

    1. The register

      1. 4.The register of certain payment service providers

    2. Authorisation as a payment institution

      1. 5.Application for authorisation as a payment institution or variation of an existing authorisation

      2. 6.Conditions for authorisation as a payment institution

      3. 7.Imposition of requirements

      4. 8.Variation etc. at request of authorised payment institution

      5. 9.Determination of application for authorisation or variation of authorisation

      6. 10.Cancellation of authorisation

      7. 11.Request for cancellation of authorisation

      8. 12.Variation of authorisation on FCA’s own initiative

    3. Registration as a small payment institution

      1. 13.Application for registration as a small payment institution or variation of an existing registration

      2. 14.Conditions for registration as a small payment institution

      3. 15.Supplementary provisions

      4. 16.Application for authorisation or registration if requirements cease to be met

    4. Registration as an account information service provider

      1. 17.Application for registration as an account information service provider or variation of an existing registration

      2. 18.Conditions for registration as an account information service provider

      3. 19.Supplementary provisions

    5. Common provisions

      1. 20.Duty to notify changes

      2. 21.Authorised payment institutions, small payment institutions and registered account information service providers acting without permission

  4. PART 3 Authorised Payment Institutions

    1. 22.Capital requirements

    2. 23.Safeguarding requirements

    3. 24.Accounting and statutory audit

    4. 25.Outsourcing

    5. Exercise of passport rights

      1. 26.Application of regulations 27 to 30 to account information service providers

      2. 27.Notice of intention

      3. 28.Decision following notice of intention

      4. 29.Notice of intention from an EEA authorised payment institution

      5. 30.Supervision of firms exercising passport rights

  5. PART 4 Provisions Applicable to Authorised Payment Institutions and Small Payment Institutions

    1. 31.Record keeping

    2. 32.Additional activities

    3. 33.Payment accounts and sums received for the execution of payment transactions

    4. 34.Use of agents

    5. 35.Removal of agent from register

    6. 36.Reliance

    7. 37.Duty to notify change in circumstance

  6. PART 5 Requirements for providers of certain services which are not payment services

    1. 38.Notification of use of limited network exclusion

    2. 39.Notification of use of electronic communications exclusion

  7. PART 6 Information Requirements for Payment Services

    1. Application

      1. 40.Application of Part 6

      2. 41.Application of this Part in the case of consumer credit agreements

      3. 42.Disapplication of certain regulations in the case of low-value payment instruments

    2. Single payment service contracts

      1. 43.Information required prior to the conclusion of a single payment service contract

      2. 44.Information required after the initiation of a payment order

      3. 45.Information required after receipt of the payment order

      4. 46.Information for the payee after execution

      5. 47.Avoidance of duplication of information

    3. Framework contracts

      1. 48.Prior general information for framework contracts

      2. 49.Information during period of contract

      3. 50.Changes in contractual information

      4. 51.Termination of framework contract

      5. 52.Information prior to execution of individual payment transaction

      6. 53.Information for the payer on individual payment transactions

      7. 54.Information for the payee on individual payment transactions

    4. Common provisions

      1. 55.Communication of information

      2. 56.Charges for information

      3. 57.Currency and currency conversion

      4. 58.Information on additional charges or reductions

      5. 59.Burden of proof on payment service provider

    5. Other information requirements

      1. 60.Information requirements for account information service providers

      2. 61.Information on ATM withdrawal charges

      3. 62.Provision of information leaflet

  8. PART 7 Rights and Obligations in Relation to the Provision of Payment Services

    1. Application

      1. 63.Application of Part 7

      2. 64.Application of this Part in the case of consumer credit agreements

      3. 65.Disapplication of certain regulations in the case of low value payment instruments

    2. Charges

      1. 66.Charges

    3. Authorisation of payment transactions

      1. 67.Consent and withdrawal of consent

      2. 68.Confirmation of availability of funds for card-based payment transactions

      3. 69.Access to payment accounts for payment initiation services

      4. 70.Access to payment accounts for account information services

      5. 71.Limits on the use of payment instruments and access to payment accounts

      6. 72.Obligations of the payment service user in relation to payment instruments and personalised security credentials

      7. 73.Obligations of the payment service provider in relation to payment instruments

      8. 74.Notification and rectification of unauthorised or incorrectly executed payment transactions

      9. 75.Evidence on authentication and execution of payment transactions

      10. 76.Payment service provider’s liability for unauthorised payment transactions

      11. 77.Payer or payee’s liability for unauthorised payment transactions

      12. 78.Payment transactions where the transaction amount is not known in advance

      13. 79.Refunds for payment transactions initiated by or through a payee

      14. 80.Requests for refunds for payment transactions initiated by or through a payee

    4. Execution of payment transactions

      1. 81.Receipt of payment orders

      2. 82.Refusal of payment orders

      3. 83.Revocation of a payment order

      4. 84.Amounts transferred and amounts received

    5. Execution time and value date

      1. 85.Application of regulations 86 to 88

      2. 86.Payment transactions to a payment account

      3. 87.Absence of payee’s payment account with the payment service provider

      4. 88.Cash placed on a payment account

      5. 89.Value date and availability of funds

    6. Liability

      1. 90.Incorrect unique identifiers

      2. 91.Non-execution or defective or late execution of payment transactions initiated by the payer

      3. 92.Non-execution or defective or late execution of payment transactions initiated by the payee

      4. 93.Non-execution or defective or late execution of payment transactions initiated through a payment initiation service

      5. 94.Liability of payment service provider for charges and interest

      6. 95.Right of recourse

      7. 96.Force majeure

    7. Miscellaneous

      1. 97.Consent for use of personal data

      2. 98.Management of operational and security risks

      3. 99.Incident reporting

      4. 100.Authentication

      5. 101.Dispute resolution

  9. PART 8 Access to payment systems and bank accounts

    1. 102.Application of regulation 103

    2. 103.Prohibition on restrictive rules on access to payment systems

    3. 104.Indirect access to designated systems

    4. 105.Access to bank accounts

  10. PART 9 The Financial Conduct Authority

    1. 106.Functions of the FCA

    2. 107.Application of this Part to requirements of directly applicable EU regulations and FCA rules

    3. Supervision and enforcement

      1. 108.Monitoring and enforcement

      2. 109.Reporting requirements

      3. 110.Public censure

      4. 111.Financial penalties

      5. 112.Proposal to take disciplinary measures

      6. 113.Injunctions

      7. 114.Power of FCA to require restitution

      8. 115.Proposal to require restitution

      9. 116.Restitution orders

      10. 117.Complaints

    4. Miscellaneous

      1. 118.Costs of supervision

      2. 119.Credit agreements

      3. 120.Guidance

      4. 121.FCA’s exemption from liability in damages

      5. 122.Application and modification of primary and secondary legislation

  11. PART 10 The Payment Systems Regulator

    1. 123.Interpretation of Part 10

    2. 124.Functions of the Payment Systems Regulator

    3. 125.Directions

    4. 126.Publication of compliance failures and penalties

    5. 127.Penalties

    6. 128.Notice of publication of a compliance failure or of imposition of a penalty

    7. 129.Injunctions

    8. 130.Appeals: general

    9. 131.Appeals against directions and publication of compliance failures

    10. 132.Appeals in relation to penalties

    11. 133.Complaints

    12. 134.Guidance

    13. 135.Information and investigation

    14. 136.Application of other provisions of the 2013 Act

  12. PART 11 General

    1. Contracting out of statutory requirements

      1. 137.Prohibition on contracting out of statutory requirement

    2. Criminal Offences

      1. 138.Prohibition on provision of payment services by persons other than payment service providers

      2. 139.False claims to be a payment service provider or exempt

      3. 140.Defences

      4. 141.Contravention of regulations 57 and 58

      5. 142.Misleading the FCA or the Payment Systems Regulator

      6. 143.Restriction on penalties

      7. 144.Liability of officers of bodies corporate etc

      8. 145.Prosecution of offences

      9. 146.Proceedings against unincorporated bodies

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 147.Duty to co-operate and exchange of information

      2. 148.Actions for breach of requirements

    4. Transitional and saving provisions

      1. 149.Saving of Payment Services Regulations 2009

      2. 150.Transitional and saving provisions: authorised payment institutions

      3. 151.Transitional and saving provisions: small payment institutions

      4. 152.Transitional provisions: payments through network operators

      5. 153.Transitional and saving provisions: general

      6. 154.Transitional provisions: account information services and payment initiation services

    5. Gibraltar

      1. 155.Application to Gibraltar

    6. Amendments to legislation

      1. 156.Amendments to primary and secondary legislation

      2. 157.Revocations

    7. Review

      1. 158.Review

  13. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Payment Services

      1. PART 1 Payment services

        1. 1.Subject to Part 2, the following, when carried out as...

      2. PART 2 Activities which do not constitute payment services

        1. 2.The following do not constitute payment services—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Information to be included in or with an application for authorisation

      1. 1.A programme of operations setting out, in particular, the type...

      2. 2.A business plan including a forecast budget calculation for the...

      3. 3.Evidence that the applicant holds initial capital for the purposes...

      4. 4.Where regulation 23 (safeguarding requirements) applies, a description of the...

      5. 5.A description of the applicant’s governance arrangements and internal control...

      6. 6.A description of the applicant’s procedure for monitoring, handling and...

      7. 7.A description of the applicant’s process for filing, monitoring, tracking...

      8. 8.A description of the applicant’s business continuity arrangements, including a...

      9. 9.A description of the principles and definitions used by the...

      10. 10.A statement of the applicant’s security policy, including—

      11. 11.For an applicant subject to the obligations in relation to...

      12. 12.A description of the applicant’s structural organisation, including, where applicable,...

      13. 13.In relation to each person holding, directly or indirectly, a...

      14. 14.(1) The identity of directors and persons who are or...

      15. 15.The identity of the auditors of the applicant, if any....

      16. 16.(1) The legal status of the applicant and, where the...

      17. 17.The address of the head office of the applicant.

      18. 18.For the purposes of paragraphs 4, 5, 6 and 12,...

      19. 19.In the case of an applicant which proposes to provide...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Capital requirements

      1. PART 1 Initial capital

        1. 1.For the purposes of this Part, “initial capital” comprises one...

        2. 2.(1) The amount of initial capital referred to in regulations...

      2. PART 2 Own funds

        1. Own funds requirement

          1. 3.The amount of own funds referred to in regulation 22(1)(b)...

        2. Adjustment by the FCA

          1. 4.The FCA may direct that an authorised payment institution must...

          2. 5.A direction made under paragraph 4 must be on the...

          3. 6.The FCA may make a reasonable charge for making an...

        3. Provision for start-up payment institutions

          1. 7.If an authorised payment institution has not completed a full...

        4. Method A

          1. 8.(1) “Method A” means the calculation method set out in...

        5. Method B

          1. 9.(1) “Method B” means the calculation method set out in...

        6. Method C

          1. 10.(1) “Method C” means the calculation method set out in...

        7. Application of accounting standards

          1. 11.Except where this Schedule provides for a different method of...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Prior general information for framework contracts

      1. 1.The following information about the payment service provider—

      2. 2.The following information about the payment service—

      3. 3.The following information about charges, interest and exchange rates—

      4. 4.The following information about communication— (a) the means of communication...

      5. 5.The following information about safeguards and corrective measures—

      6. 6.The following information about changes to and termination of the...

      7. 7.The following information about redress— (a) any contractual clause on—...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Credit agreements

      1. PART 1 Prohibitions and restrictions

        1. 1.Power to prohibit the entry into credit agreements

        2. 2.Power to restrict the entry into credit agreements and to withdraw or vary a restriction

      2. PART 2 Procedure and appeals

        1. 3.Interpretation

        2. 4.Notice of prohibition or restriction

        3. 5.Application to withdraw or vary prohibition or restriction

        4. 6.Notice to the home state competent authority

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Application and modification of legislation

      1. PART 1 Application and modification of the 2000 Act

        1. 1.Disciplinary powers

        2. 2.The Upper Tribunal

        3. 3.FCA rules

        4. 4.Information gathering and investigations

        5. 5.Control over payment institutions

        6. 6.Incoming firms: interventions by the FCA

        7. 7.Auditors and actuaries

        8. 8.Restriction on disclosure of information

        9. 9.Insolvency

        10. 10.Warning notices and decision notices

        11. 11.Limitation on power to require documents

      2. PART 2 Application and modification of secondary legislation

        1. 12.The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Service of Notices) Regulations 2001

        2. 13.The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) Regulations 2001

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Gibraltar

      1. 1.Exercise of deemed passport rights by Gibraltar-based firms

      2. 2.Exercise by authorised payment institutions of deemed passport rights in Gibraltar

      3. 3.Modification of legislation

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Amendments to legislation

      1. PART 1 Amendments to primary legislation

        1. 1.Consumer Credit Act 1974

        2. 2.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

        3. 3.Enterprise Act 2002

        4. 4.Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013

      2. PART 2 Amendments to the Electronic Money Regulations 2011

        1. 5.Electronic Money Regulations 2011

      3. PART 3 Amendments to other secondary legislation

        1. 6.Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

        2. 7.Individual Savings Account Regulations 1998

        3. 8.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001

        4. 9.Child Trust Funds Regulations 2004

        5. 10.Financial Services (Distance Marketing) Regulations 2004

        6. 11.Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011

        7. 12.Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations 2012

        8. 13.Postal Services Act 2011 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2012

        9. 14.Payments in Euro (Credit Transfers and Direct Debits) Regulations 2012

        10. 15.Payment to Treasury of Penalties (Enforcement Costs) Order 2013

        11. 16.Financial Services Act 2012 (Relevant Functions in relation to Complaints Scheme) Order 2014

        12. 17.Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2014

        13. 18.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Excluded Activities and Prohibitions) Order 2014

        14. 19.Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order 2014

        15. 20.Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 EU Infringements) Order 2014

        16. 21.Payment to Treasury of Penalties (Enforcement Costs of the Payment Systems Regulator) Order 2015

        17. 22.Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015

        18. 23.Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations 2015

        19. 24.Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015

        20. 25.Payment Accounts Regulations 2015

        21. 26.Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Revocations

  14. Explanatory Note

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