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 (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 Sch 1 Record-keeping requirements


The aim of the guidance in the following table is to give the reader a quick overall view of the relevant record keeping requirements.


It is not a complete statement of those requirements and should not be relied on as if it were.



Handbook reference

Subject of record

Contents of record

When record must be made

Retention period

IFPRU 2.2.43R and 2.2.44R1


Firm's assessment of its financial resources

(1) The major sources of risk the firm has identified

(2) How the firm intends to deal with those risks

(3) Details of the stress and scenario analyses carried out and the resulting financial resources estimated to be required

Not specified

At least three years

IFPRU 4.3.17 G

Documents relating to rating systems

All documentation relating to a firm's rating systems (including any document referenced in IFPRU 4 or required by the UK CRR2 that relate to the IRB approach)

Not specified

At least three years