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.


Status: This chapter was amended on 31 December 2020 as a result of Brexit. However, it is subject to the FCA Prudential Transitional Direction, which means that firms should not comply with these provisions yet. Instead, firms must follow this link and continue to comply with pre-IP completion day requirements https://www.handbook.fca.org.uk/handbook?date=31-12-2020&timeline=True (unless specified otherwise in the Direction). To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Section B of the Annex to the Direction.

IFPRU 4.1 Application and purpose

Application

IFPRU 4.1.1 R RP

1IFPRU 4 applies to an IFPRU investment firm, unless it is an exempt IFPRU commodities firm.

Purpose

IFPRU 4.1.2 G RP

This chapter:

  1. (1)

    implements article 78 of CRD;

  2. (2)

    contains the rules that exercise the discretion afforded to the FCA as competent authority under articles 115, 119(5), 124(2), 125(3), 126(2), 178(1)(b), 244(2), 245(2),2 286(2), 298(4) and 380 of the UK CRR3; and

  3. (3)

    contains the guidance in relation to the IRB approach, securitisation, counterparty credit risk and credit risk mitigation.