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DTR 8.3 Criteria for approval as a primary information provider

DTR 8.3.1RRP

The FCA will approve a person as a primary information provider only if it is satisfied that the person will be able to:

  1. (1)

    disseminate regulated information in a manner ensuring fast access to regulated information on a non-discriminatory basis; and

  2. (2)

    satisfy the continuing obligations set out in DTR 8.4.

DTR 8.3.2GRP

In determining whether a person applying for approval as a primary information provider satisfies the requirements in DTR 8.3.1 R, the FCA will consider, amongst other things, the report of the reporting accountant provided under DTR 8.2.1R (5).