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FEES 4 Annex 2A 57FCA Fee rates and EEA/Treaty firm modifications for the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 20167

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21Part 1

This table shows the tariff rates applicable to each of the fee blocks set out in Part 1 of FEES 4 Annex 1A R.

(1)

For each activity group specified in the table below, the fee is the total of the sums payable for each of the tariff bands applicable to the firm's business, calculated by multiplying the value of the firm's tariff base by the rate applicable to each tranche of the tariff base, as indicated.

(2)

A firm may apply the relevant tariff bases and rates to non-UK business, as well as to its UK business, if:

(a)

it has reasonable grounds for believing that the costs of identifying the firm's UK business separately from its non-UK business in the way described in Part 3 of FEES 4 Annex 1A R are disproportionate to the difference in fees payable; and

(b)

it notifies the FCA in writing at the same time as it provides the information concerned under FEES 4.4 (Information on which fees are calculated), or, if earlier, at the time it pays the fees concerned.

(3)

For a firm which has not complied with FEES 4.4.2R8 (Information on which fees are calculated) for this period:

(a)

the fee is calculated using (where relevant) the valuation or valuations of business applicable to the previous period, multiplied by the factor of 1.10;

(b)

an additional fee of £250 is payable, unless the firm is a PRA-authorised person in which case an additional fee of £125 is payable instead; and

(c)

the5 minimum total fee (including the administrative fee in (b)) is £4667, unless the firm is a PRA-authorised person in which case the total minimum total fee (including the administrative fee in (b)) is £2337.

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Activity group

Fee payable

A.1

Band width (£2million of Modified Eligible Liabilities (MELs))

Fee (£/£m or part £m2 of MELs)

2

General Periodic fee

>10 - 140

16.047

2557

>140 - 630

16.047

2557

>630 - 1,580

16.047

2557

>1,580 - 13,400

20.057

2557

>13,400

26.477

2557

The tariff rates in A.1 are not relevant for the permissions relating to operating a dormant account fund. Instead a flat fee of 6,000 is payable in respect of these permissions

A.2

Band width (No. of mortgages and/or home finance transactions)

Fee (£2/mortgage)

>50

2

2.407

2557

A.3

Gross premium income (GPI)

Periodic fee

Band Width ( £2million of GPI)

Fee (£2/m or part m of GPI)

>0.5

2

353.127

2557

PLUS

Gross technical liabilities (GTL)

General Periodic fee

Band Width ( £2million of GTL)

Fee (£22m or part £2m of GTL)

>1

2

18.927

2557

For UK ISPVs the tariff rates are not relevant and a flat fee of 7 4667 is payable in respect of each FCA financial year (the 12 months ending 31 March).

77

A.4

Adjusted annual gross premium income (AGPI)

General Periodic fee

Band Width ( £2million of AGPI)

Fee (£22m or part £2m of AGPI)

>1

2

531.907

2557

PLUS

Mathematical reserves (MR)

General Periodic fee

Band Width ( £2million of MR)

Fee (£22m or part £2m of MR)

>1

2

10.937

2557

A.5

Band Width ( £2million of Active Capacity (AC))

Fee (£22m or part £2m of AC)

>50

2

8.647

2557

A.6

Flat fee (£)2

332,4557

2557

A.7

For class 1(C), (2) , (3) and (4)6firms:

6

Band Width (£2million of Funds under Management (FuM))

Fee (£22m or part £2m of FuM)

>10

2

7.637

2557

For class 1(B) firms: the fee calculated as for class 1(C) firms above, less 15%. For class 1(A) firms: the fee calculated as for class 1(C) firms above, less 50%.2

A.9

Band Width ( £2million of Gross Income (GI))

Fee (£22m or part £2m of GI)

>1

2

1,175.007

2557

A.10

Band Width (No. of traders)

Fee (£2/person)

>12

2

5,380.007

2557

For firms carrying on auction regulation bidding, the fee in A.10 is calculated as above less 20% for each trader that carries on auction regulation bidding but not MiFID business bidding or dealing in investments as principal.

23 23

A.13

Band Width (£ thousands of annual income (AI))

Fee (£/£ thousand or part £ thousand of AI)

>1002

2

3.157

2557

A.14

Band Width (£ thousands of annual income (AI))

Fee (£/£ thousand or part £ thousand of AI)

>1002

2

2.137

2557

A.18

Band Width ( £2 thousands of Annual Income (AI))

Fee (£22 thousand or part £2 thousand of AI)

>100

2

15.767

2557

A.19

Band Width ( £2 thousands of Annual Income (AI))

Fee (£22 thousand or part £2 thousand of AI)

>100

2

1.917

2557

3A.21

Client money

Band Width (£ client money) (CM) held

Fee (£/£ millions or part £ million of CM)

less than £1 million5

5

138.207

557

an amount equal to or greater than £1 million but less than or equal to £1 billion

103.657

557

more than £1 billion5

5

69.107

557

PLUS

Safe custody assets

Band Width (£ safe custody assets) (CA) held

Fee (£/£ millions or part £ million of CA)

less than £10 million5

5

0.525

5

an amount equal to or greater than £10 million and less than or equal to £100 billion

0.395

5

more than £100 billion5

5

0.265

5

B. Market operators

2

49,0007

27

5B. Service Companies

Band Width

Flat fee (£)

Annual income up to and including £100,000

1,0847

7

Annual income over £100,000 up to and including £1,000,000

11,0007

7

Annual income over £1,000,000

49,0007

7

A service company that fails to provide income data for the relevant fee year is deemed to fall within the highest band width.

1B. Principal 7benchmark administrators7

7

£200,0007

7

B. Benchmark administrators7

£50,0007

7

B. MTF operators

As set out in FEES 4 Annex 10 (Periodic fees for MTF operators).

4CC1. Credit-related regulated activities with limited permission

Band Width (£ thousands of annual income (AI))

Fee (£)5

0 - 105

5

1005

5

>10 - 505

5

2505

5

>50 - 1005

5

4005

5

>1005

5

5005

5

5PLUS:

5Fee (£/£ thousand or part £ thousand of AI)

>2505

5

0.405

5

4CC2. Credit-related regulated activities

Band Width (£ thousands of annual income (AI))

Fee (£)

5

0 - 505

5

3005

5

>50 - 1005

5

5005

5

>1005

5

1,0005

5

5PLUS:

5Fee (£/£ thousand or part £ thousand of AI)

>2505

5

0.785

5

Part 2

This table shows the tariff rates applicable to each of the fee blocks set out in Part 2 of FEES 4 Annex 1A R.

(a)

It is a credit union that meets the conditions in (2), in which case the minimum fee payable is as set out in (2);

(b)

it is a non-directive friendly society that falls into the A.3 activity group but not the A.4 activity group and meets the conditions set out in (3)(a), in which case the minimum fee payable is £4667; or

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(c)

it is a non-directive friendly society that falls into the A.4 activity group but not the A.3 activity group and meets the conditions in (3)(b), in which case the minimum fee payable is £4667; or

27

(d)

it is a non-directive friendly society that falls into the A.3 and A.4 activity groups and meets the conditions in (3)(a) and (3)(b), in which case the minimum fee payable is £4667.

227

(2)

The conditions referred to in (1)(a) are that the credit union has a tariff base (Modified Eligible Liabilities) of:

(a)

0 to 0.5million, in which case a minimum fee of £172 7is payable; or

227

(b)

greater than 0.5millon but less than 2.03million, in which case a minimum fee of £584 7is payable.

3227

(3)

The conditions referred to in (1) are that:

(a)

the non-directive friendly society falls into the A.3 activity group and has, for that activity, 0.5 million or less in gross premium income and holds gross technical liabilities of 1.0 million or less;

(b)

the non-directive friendly society falls into the A.4 activity group and has, for that activity, written 1.0 million or less in adjusted gross premium income and holds mathematical reserves of 1.0 million or less.

The figures for gross premium income, gross technical liabilities, adjusted gross premium income and mathematical reserves are the same as used for Part 1 of this Annex.2

(4)

For PRA-authorised persons, the minimum fee is 50% of any fee stated in (1) or (2) above.2

AP.0

Periodic fees payable under fee blocks A.2, A.7 to A.19 and A. 21 5in 2 Part 1 multiplied by rate £0.1167

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Part 3

This table shows the modifications to fee tariffs that apply in respect of the FCA to incoming EEA firms and incoming Treaty firms which have established branches in the UK.

Activity Group

Percentage deducted from the tariff payable under Part 1 applicable to the firm

A.1

10%2

2

A.3

10%2

2

A.4

10%2

2

A.7

10%2

2

A.9

10%2

2

A.10

In relation to each trader that carries on auction regulation bidding but not MiFID business bidding or dealing in investments as principal, 100%.

In relation to all other traders, 10%2.

2

A.13

10%2

2

A.19

50%2

2

B. MTF operators

Not applicable

AP.0

100%

Note 1

The modifications to fee tariffs payable by an incoming EEA firm or an incoming Treaty firm which has established a branch in the UK apply only in relation to the relevant regulated activities of the firm which are passported activities or Treaty activities and which are carried on in the UK.

Note 2

The FCA minimum fee described in Part 2 of FEES 4 Annex 2A R applies in full and the modifications in this Part do not apply to it.