Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

FIT 1.1 Application and purpose

FIT 1.1.1GRP

FIT2 applies to:

  1. (1)

    an SMCR firm26;1

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  2. (2)

    an applicant for Part 4A permission that will be an SMCR firm if the application succeeds6;

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    an approved person performing an FCA controlled function2;

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  5. (5)

    a candidate for an FCA controlled function2;1

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  6. (6)

    a certification employee performing an FCA certification function2; 4

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  7. (7)

    a person whom an SMCR firm2 is proposing to certify to perform an FCA certification function; and4

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  8. (8)

    4a board director as set out in FIT 1.1.2G(1)(e)5.

FIT 1.1.2GRP

The purpose of FIT is to set out and describe the criteria that:1

  1. (1)

    an SMCR firm2 should consider when:1

    1. (a)

      assessing the fitness and propriety of a candidate whom the firm is proposing to put forward for approval as an FCA-approved SMF manager;1

    2. (b)

      assessing the continuing fitness and propriety of a person approved to perform the function of an FCA-approved SMF manager, including for formulating an opinion about whether there are any grounds on which the regulator could withdraw the approval given to that individual to perform that function under section 63(2A) of the Act;

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    3. (c)

      assessing the fitness and propriety of a person whom the firm is proposing to certify to perform an FCA certification function2; 4

    4. (d)

      assessing the continuing fitness and propriety of a person whom the firm has certified to perform an FCA certification function2; and4

    5. (e)

      4(in the case an FCA-authorised person that is not a limited scope SMCR firm) assessing the fitness of a non-SMF board director subject to competence requirements under the competent employees rule, any onshored regulation7 or any other requirement of the regulatory system.

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    the FCA will consider when assessing the fitness and propriety of a candidate for a controlled function, including a designated senior management function (see generally SUP 10A and SUP 10C on approved persons), and may consider when assessing the continuing fitness and propriety of approved persons.1

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FIT 1.1.3G

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FIT 1.1.4GRP

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