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GEN 2.1 Application and purpose

Application

GEN 2.1.1G

The purpose of GEN 2.1.2, GEN 2.1.3 P, GEN 2.1.4 E, GEN 2.1.5 D and GEN 2.1.6 G is to ensure that GEN 2 applies throughout the Handbook.

GEN 2.1.2RP

This chapter applies to every person to whom any rule in the Handbook applies.

GEN 2.1.3P

This chapter applies to every approved person as if the rules in this chapter were part of the Statements of Principle.

GEN 2.1.4E

This chapter applies to every approved person and every person to whom the Code of Market Conduct applies as if the rules in this chapter were part of the Code of Practice for Approved Persons and the Code of Market Conduct respectively.

GEN 2.1.5D

This chapter applies to every person to whom a direction or requirement in the Handbook applies as if the rules in this chapter were part of that direction or requirement.1

GEN 2.1.6G

This chapter is also relevant to every person to whom any other guidance (or other provision with the status letter "G" in the margin or heading) in the Handbook is relevant as if the rules in this chapter were part of that guidance (or other provision).

GEN 2.1.7R

Where this chapter refers to a 'provision' in the Handbook, this means every type of provision, including rules, guidance, provisions in codes, and so on.

GEN 2.1.8RRP

This chapter applies to all rules made by FOS Ltd.

GEN 2.1.9GRP

The effect of GEN 2.1.8 R is that this chapter applies with respect to those provisions in DISP 2 (Jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service), DISP 3 (Complaint handling procedures of the Financial Ombudsman Service), DISP 4 (Standard terms) and DISP 5 (Financial Ombudsman Service Funding Rules) made by FOS Ltd.

Purpose

GEN 2.1.10GRP

The purpose of GEN 2 is to facilitate interpretation of the Handbook, in conjunction with the Reader's Guide.