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EG 6.8 1The Financial Services register: publication of prohibitions of individuals (see chapter 9)

EG 6.8.1

1Once the decision to make a prohibition order is no longer open to review, the FCA will consider what additional information about the circumstances of the prohibition order to include on the Financial Services Register. The FCA will balance any possible prejudice to the individual concerned against the interests of consumer protection. The FCA's normal approach to maintaining information about a prohibition order on the Financial Services Register is as follows:

  1. (1)

    The FCA will maintain an entry on the Financial Services Register while a prohibition order is in effect. If the FCA grants an application to vary the order, it will make a note of the variation on the Financial Services Register.

  2. (2)

    Where the FCA grants an application to revoke a prohibition order, it will make a note on the Financial Services Register that the order has been revoked giving reasons for the revocation. The availability to firms and consumers of a full record of FCA action taken in relation to an individual's fitness and propriety will help it in furthering its statutory objectives. In particular, it will help with protecting consumers and the maintaining of confidence in the financial system.

  3. (3)

    The FCA will maintain an annotated record of revoked prohibition orders for six years from the date of the revocation after which time it will remove the record from the Financial Services Register.