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GEN 6.1 Insurance against financial penalties

Application

GEN 6.1.1RRP

1This chapter applies to every firm, but only with respect to business that can be regulated under section 138of the Act (General rule-making power).

GEN 6.1.2GRP

For the purposes of GEN 2.2.17 R (Activities covered by general rules), the chapter applies to regulated and unregulated activities carried on in the United Kingdom or overseas.

Purpose

GEN 6.1.3GRP

The purpose of this section is to ensure that financial penalties are paid by the person on whom they are imposed.

Interpretation

GEN 6.1.4RRP

In this chapter 'financial penalty' means a financial penalty that the FSA has imposed, or may impose, under the Act. It does not include a financial penalty imposed by any other body.

Insurance against financial penalties

GEN 6.1.5RRP

No firm may enter into, arrange, claim on or make a payment under a contract of insurance that is intended to have, or has or would have, the effect of indemnifying any person against all or part of a financial penalty

GEN 6.1.6RRP

The Society, managing agents and members' agents must not cause or permit any member, in the conduct of his insurance business at Lloyd's, to enter into, arrange, claim on or make a payment under a contract of insurance that is intended to have, or has or would have, the effect of indemnifying any person against all or part of a financial penalty.

GEN 6.1.7GRP

GEN 6.1.5 R and GEN 6.1.6 R do not prevent a firm or member from entering into, arranging, claiming on or making any payment under a contract of insurance which indemnifies any person against all or part of the costs of defending FSA enforcement action or any costs they may be ordered to pay to the FSA.