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FIT 1.1 Application and purpose

FIT 1.1.1GRP

FIT applies to:

  1. (1)

    a firm;

  2. (2)

    an applicant for Part IV permission;

  3. (3)

    and EEA firm, a Treaty firm or a UCITS qualifier that wishes to establish a branch into the United Kingdom using EEA rights, Treaty rights or UCITS directive rights (see SUP 10.1.12 G and SUP 10.1.13 R ), or apply for a top-up permission (see SUP 10.1.14 R);

  4. (4)

    an approved person; and

  5. (5)

    a candidate.

FIT 1.1.2GRP

The purpose of FIT is to set out and describe the criteria that the FSA will consider when assessing the fitness and propriety of a candidate for a controlled function (see generally SUP 10 on approved persons). The criteria are also relevant in assessing the continuing fitness and propriety of approved persons. The criteria that the FSA will consider in relation to an authorised person are described in COND.