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COB 1.5 Application to Occupational pension scheme firms ('OPS firms')

COB 1.5.1R

In the case of OPS activity undertaken by an OPS firm, COB applies with the following general modifications:

  1. (1)

    references to customer are to the OPS or welfare trust, whichever fits the case, in respect of which the OPS firm is acting or intends to act, and with or for the benefit of which the relevant activity is to be carried on; and

  2. (2)

    where an OPS firm is required by any rule in COB to provide information to, or obtain consent from, a customer, that firm must ensure that the information is provided to, or consent obtained from, each of the trustees of the OPS or welfare trust in respect of which that firm is acting, unless the context requires otherwise.