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COBS 10A.3 Warning the client

COBS 10A.3.1R
  1. (1)

    If a firm considers, on the basis of information received to enable it to assess appropriateness, that the product or service is not appropriate for the client, the firm must warn the client.

  2. (2)

    This warning may be provided in a standardised format.

[Note: article 25(3) of MiFID]

COBS 10A.3.2R
  1. (1)

    If the client does not provide the information to enable the firm to assess appropriateness, or if the client provides insufficient information regarding their knowledge and experience, the firm must warn the client that the firm is not in a position to determine whether the service or product envisaged is appropriate for the client.

  2. (2)

    This warning may be provided in a standardised format.

[Note: article 25(3) of MiFID]

COBS 10A.3.3G

If a client asks a firm to go ahead with a transaction, despite being given a warning by the firm, it is for the firm to consider whether to do so having regard to the circumstances.