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PERG 2.8 Exclusions applicable to particular regulated activities

PERG 2.8.1 G RP

Most regulated activities are subject to exclusions that are set out in the Regulated Activities Order directly following each activity.

Accepting deposits

PERG 2.8.2 G RP

Only one exclusion applies to the regulated activity of accepting deposits. Adeposit taker providing its services as an electronic commerce activity from another EEA State into the United Kingdom (see PERG 2.9.18 G) does not carry on a regulated activity. In addition to the situations that are excluded from being 'deposits' (see PERG 2.6.2 G to PERG 2.6.4 G), several persons are exempt persons in relation to the regulated activity of accepting deposits (see PERG 2.10.8G (2)).

Issuing e-money

PERG 2.8.2A G

Certain 'small issuers' of e-money may apply to the FSA for a certificate to be excluded from the regulated activity of issuing e-money. To be eligible, the issuer must be a body corporate or a partnership (other than a full credit institution) with its head office in the United Kingdom and it must meet certain conditions. The FSA must give that issuer a certificate if it appears to the FSA that the issuer meets those conditions. Further guidance on those conditions and how the application is made is given in ELM 8.4 (The conditions for giving a small e-money issuer certificate).

Effecting and carrying out contracts of insurance

PERG 2.8.3 G RP

The following activities are excluded from both the regulated activities of effecting and carrying out contracts of insurance.

  1. (1)

    In specified circumstances, the activities of an EEA firm when participating in a Community co-insurance operation are excluded. A Community co-insurance operation is defined in the Community Co-insurance Directive.

  2. (2)

    In specified circumstances, activities that are carried out in connection with the provision of on-the-spot accident or breakdown assistance for cars and other vehicles (such as repairs, vehicle retrieval, delivery of parts or fuel) are excluded.

  3. (3)

    Electronic commerce activities provided by an incoming ECA provider where those activities are outside the scope of the Insurance Directives (see PERG 2.9.18 G).

Dealing in investments as principal

PERG 2.8.4 G RP

The regulated activity of dealing in investments as principal applies to specified transactions relating to any security or to any contractually based investment (apart from rights under funeral plan contracts or rights to or interests in such contracts). The activity is cut back by exclusions as follows.

  1. (1)

    Of particular significance is the exclusion in article 15 of the Regulated Activities Order (Absence of holding out etc). This applies where dealing in investments as principal involves entering into transactions relating to any security or assigning rights under a life policy (or rights or interests in such a contract). In effect, it superimposes an additional condition that must be met before a person's activities become regulated activities. The additional condition is that a person must hold himself out as making a market in the relevant specified investments or as being in the business of dealing in them, or he must regularly solicit members of the public with the purpose of inducing them to deal. This exclusion does not apply to dealing activities that relate to any contractually based investment except the assigning of rights under a life policy.

  2. (2)

    Entering into a transaction relating to a contractually based investment is not regulated if the transaction is entered into by an unauthorised person and it takes place in either of the following circumstances (a transaction entered into by an authorised person would be caught). The first set of circumstances is where the person with whom the unauthorised person deals is either an authorised person or an exempt person who is acting in the course of a business comprising a regulated activity in relation to which he is exempt. The second set of circumstances is where the unauthorised person enters into a transaction through a non-UK office (which could be his own) and he deals with or through a person who is based outside the United Kingdom. This non-UKperson must be someone who, as his ordinary business, carries on any of the activities relating to securities or contractually based investments that are generally treated as regulated activities.

  3. (3)

    A person (for example, a bank) who provides another person with finance for any purpose can accept an instrument acknowledging the debt (and as security for it) without risk of dealing as principal as a result.

  4. (4)

    A company does not deal as principal by issuing its own shares or sharewarrants and a person does not deal as principal by issuing his own debentures or debenture warrants.

  5. (4A)

    A company does not carry on the activity of dealing in investments as principal by purchasing its own shares where section 162A of the Companies Act 1985 (Treasury shares) applies to the shares purchased or by dealing in its own shares held as Treasury shares, in accordance with section 162D of that Act (Treasury shares: disposal and cancellation).

  6. (5)

    Risk-management activities involving options, futures and contracts for differences will not require authorisation if specified conditions are met. The conditions include the company's business consisting mainly of unregulated activities and the sole or main purpose of the risk management activities being to limit the impact on that business of certain kinds of identifiable risk.

  7. (6)

    A person will not be treated as carrying on the activity of dealing in investments as principal if, in specified circumstances (outlined in PERG 2.9), he enters as principal into a transaction:

    1. (a)

      while acting as bare trustee (or, in Scotland, as nominee);

    2. (b)

      in connection with the sale of goods or supply of services;

    3. (c)

      that takes place between members of a group or joint enterprise;

    4. (d)

      in connection with the sale of a body corporate;

    5. (e)

      in connection with an employee share scheme;

    6. (f)

      as an overseas person;

    7. (g)

      as an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G).

PERG 2.8.4A G RP

Persons who enter as principal into transactions involving rights under a contract of insurance of any kind will need to consider whether they may, as a result, be carrying on the regulated activity of:

  1. (1)

    arranging (bringing about) deals in investments; or

  2. (2)

    making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments; or

  3. (3)

    agreeing to do (1) or (2).

PERG 2.8.4B G RP

The possibility referred to in PERG 2.8.4 G will only arise where it is not the case that the person who enters into the transaction as principal either:

  1. (1)

    is the only policyholder; or

  2. (2)

    as a result of the transaction, would become the only policyholder.

PERG 2.8.4C G RP

2The exclusions referred to in PERG 2.8.4G (1), (2), (5) and (6)(b), (c) and (d) will not be available to persons who, when4 carrying on the activity of dealing in investments as principal, are MiFID investment firms or third country investment firms4 (see PERG 2.5.4 G to PERG 2.5.5 G4 (Investment services and activities)).

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Dealing in investments as agent

PERG 2.8.5 G RP

The regulated activity of dealing in investments as agent applies to specified transactions relating to any security or to any relevant investment (apart from rights under funeral plan contracts or rights to or interests in such rights). In addition, the activity is cut back by exclusions as follows.

  1. (1)

    An exclusion applies to certain transactions entered into by an agent who is not an authorised person which depend on him dealing with (or through) an authorised person. It does not apply if the transaction relates to a contract of insurance. There are certain conditions which must be satisfied for the exclusion to apply. These are that the agent must not give any relevant advice on the transaction and that he must not receive any remuneration from the transaction unless account is made to his client.

  2. (2)

    There is an exclusion for risk-management transactions where the agent is dealing on behalf of a group company or a co-participant in a joint enterprise.

  3. (3)

    In addition, exclusions apply in specified circumstances (outlined in PERG 2.9 (Regulated activities: exclusions available in certain circumstances)) where a person enters as agent into a transaction:

    1. (a)

      in connection with the carrying on of a profession or of a business not otherwise consisting of regulated activities (see PERG 2.9.5 G );

    2. (b)

      in connection with the sale of goods or supply of services (see PERG 2.9.7 G);

    3. (c)

      that takes place between members of a group or joint enterprise (see PERG 2.9.9 G );

    4. (d)

      in connection with the sale of a body corporate (see PERG 2.9.11 G );

    5. (e)

      in connection with an employee share scheme (see PERG 2.9.13 G);

    6. (f)

      as an overseas person (see PERG 2.9.15 G);

    7. (g)

      as an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G);

    8. (h)

      as a provider of non-motor goods or travel services where the transaction involves a general insurance contract that satisfies certain conditions (see PERG 2.9.19 G);

    9. (i)

      that involves a contract of insurance covering large risks situated outside the EEA (see PERG 2.9.19 G);2

    10. (j)

      2on behalf of the participants of a business angel-led enterprise capital fund and that person is a body corporate as specified in article 72E(7) of the Regulated Activities Order.

    11. (m)

      while acting as an insolvency practitioner (see PERG 2.9.25 G).

More detailed guidance on the exclusions that relate to contracts of insurance is in PERG 5

(Insurance mediation activities).

PERG 2.8.5A G RP

2The exclusions referred to in PERG 2.8.5G (1), (2) and (3)(a),4 (b), (c), (d) and (j) will not be available to persons who, when4 carrying on the activity of dealing in investments as agent, are MiFID investment firms or third country investment firms4 (see PERG 2.5.4 G to PERG 2.5.5 G4 (Investment services and activities)).

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Arranging deals in investments and arranging a home finance transaction

PERG 2.8.6 G RP

The various activities that involve arranging fall into two general types. These are:3

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  1. (1)

    those relating to arranging a particular transaction or a contract or plan variation (articles 25(1), 25A(1), 25B(1) and 25C(1) of the Regulated Activities Order); and

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  2. (2)

    those relating to making arrangements with a view to persons entering into certain transactions (articles 25(2), 25A(2), 25B(2) and 25C(2) of the Regulated Activities Order).

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The exclusions in relation to the regulated activities of arranging under articles 25(1) and (2) are of particular relevance in the context of raising corporate finance. Some of the exclusions outlined in PERG 2.8.6A G relate to all of the arranging activities but most relate only to certain of those activities as indicated.

PERG 2.8.6A G RP

3The exclusions in the Regulated Activities Order that relate to the various arranging activities are as follows.

  1. (1)

    Under article 26, arrangements that do not or would not bring about the transaction to which they relate are excluded from the arranging activities that relate to a particular transaction (see PERG 2.8.6G (1)) only. A person will bring about a transaction or a contract or plan variation only if his involvement in the chain of events leading to a transaction or contract or plan variation is of sufficient importance that, without that involvement, it would not take place. This will require something more than the mere giving of advice (although giving such advice may be the regulated activity of advising on investments or advising on home finance transactions).

  2. (2)

    Under article 27, simply providing the means by which parties to a transaction (or possible transaction) are able to communicate with each other is excluded from arrangements made with a view to persons entering into certain transactions (see PERG 2.8.6G (2)) only. This will ensure that persons such as Internet service providers or telecommunications networks are excluded if all they do is provide communication facilities (and these would otherwise be considered to be arrangements made with a view to the participants entering into transactions). If a person makes arrangements that go beyond providing the means of communication, and add value to what is provided, he will lose the benefit of this exclusion.

  3. (3)

    Under article 28, arranging investment transactions to which the arranger is to be a party is excluded from both article 25(1) and (2). The main purpose is to ensure that a person is not regarded as arranging deals for another when the transaction in question is one to which he intends to be a party. As a result, a person cannot both be engaging in a dealing activity (as principal or agent) and arranging deals for another as regards any particular transaction. But where the transaction involves a contract of insurance, article 28 will not apply if the person making the arrangements:

    1. (a)

      is the only policyholder; or

    2. (b)

      as a result of the transaction, would become the only policyholder.

Under article 28A, a person is excluded from any of the arranging activities that relate to home finance transactions if he is to enter into the contract or plan to which the arrangements relate or if he is or is to become a party to a contract or plan that is varied or to be varied.

  1. (4)

    Under article 29, an unauthorised person who, on behalf of a client, arranges transactions or contract or plan variations, with or through an authorised person, is excluded from each of the arranging activities if specified conditions as to advice and remuneration are satisfied. For example, the exclusion is dependent on the client not receiving any advice on the transactions or variations from the unauthorised person making the arrangements. The exclusion does not apply where the investment is a contract of insurance.

  2. (5)

    Under article 29A, an unauthorised person is excluded from the regulated activity of arranging for another person to vary the terms of a regulated mortgage contract entered into on or after 31 October 2004 (article 25A(1)(b)) or a home reversion plan or home purchase plan entered into on or after 6 April 2007 (articles 25B(1)(b) and 25C(1)(b)). This is if the arranging is the result of:

    1. (a)

      anything done in the course of the administration, by an authorised person:

      1. (i)

        of a regulated mortgage contract in the way set out in article 62(a);

      2. (ii)

        of a home reversion plan in the way set out in article 63C(a);

      3. (iii)

        of a home purchase plan in the way set out in article 63G(a); or

    2. (b)

      anything done by the unauthorised person in connection with the administration:

      1. (i)

        of a regulated mortgage contract in the way set out in article 62(b);

      2. (ii)

        of a home reversion plan in the way set out in article 63C(b);

      3. (iii)

        of a home purchase plan in the way set out in article 63G(b).

  3. (6)

    Under article 30, arranging investment transactions in connection with lending on the security of contracts of insurance is excluded, from article 25(1) and (2) but only where a person is not carrying on insurance mediation or reinsurance mediation.

  4. (7)

    Under article 31, making arrangements for finance (in whatever form) to be supplied to a person by a third party is excluded from article 25(1) and (2) if the finance is given in exchange for an instrument acknowledging the debt. This mirrors the exclusion from dealing in investments as principal in similar circumstances (see PERG 2.8.4G (3)).

  5. (8)

    Under article 32, arrangements the only purpose of which is to provide finance to enable persons to enter into investment transactions are excluded from article 25(2) only. There is no equivalent exemption from article 25(1). But arrangements for the provision of finance will only be caught by that provision if the arrangements actually bring about the transaction.

  6. (9)

    Under article 33, making arrangements under which persons will be introduced to third parties who will provide independent services (consisting of advice or the exercise of discretion in relation to certain investments) is excluded from articles 25(2), 25A(2), 25B(2) and 25C(2) only. The party to whom the introduction is made must be of a specified standing (including that of an authorised person). The exclusion does not apply where the arrangements relate to a contract of insurance.

  7. (10)

    Under article 33A, making arrangements for introducing persons to:

    1. (a)

      an authorised person who has permission to carry on certain regulated activities concerned with home finance transactions; or

    2. (b)

      an appointed representative who is able to carry on any of those activities without breaching the general prohibition; or

    3. (c)

      an overseas person who carries on any of those activities;

is excluded from articles 25A(2), 25B(2) and 25C(2) subject to certain conditions related to the receipt of client money and the disclosure of certain information.

  1. (11)

    Under article 34, a company is not carrying on a regulated activity under article 25(1) or (2) of the Regulated Activities Order(Arranging deals in investments) by arranging for the issue of its own shares or share warrants and a person is not doing so by arranging for the issue of his own debentures or debenture warrants.

  2. (12)

    Under article 35, a body carrying out international securities business of a specified type can apply to the Treasury for approval as an international securities self-regulating organisation (ISSRO). Arrangements made in order to carry out the functions of an ISSRO are excluded from article 25(1) and (2). The exclusion applies whether the arrangements are made by the ISSRO or by a person acting on its behalf.

  3. (13)

    The following exclusions from both article 25(1) and (2) (outlined in PERG 2.9) apply in specified circumstances where a person makes arrangements:

    1. (a)

      while acting as trustee or personal representative (see PERG 2.9.3 G);

    2. (b)

      in connection with the carrying on of a profession or of a business not otherwise consisting of regulated activities (see PERG 2.9.5 G);

    3. (c)

      in connection with the sale of goods or supply of services (see PERG 2.9.7 G);

    4. (d)

      in connection with certain transactions by a group member or by a participator in a joint enterprise (see PERG 2.9.9 G);

    5. (e)

      in connection with the sale of a body corporate (see PERG 2.9.11 G);

    6. (f)

      in connection with an employee share scheme (see PERG 2.9.13 G);

    7. (g)

      as an overseas person (see PERG 2.9.15 G);

    8. (h)

      as an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G);

    9. (i)

      as a provider of non-motor goods or services related to travel (see PERG 2.9.19 G);

    10. (j)

      involving the provision, on an incidental basis, of information to policyholders or potential policyholders about contracts of insurance (see PERG 2.9.19 G);

    11. (k)

      that involve a contract of insurance covering large risks situated outside the EEA (see PERG 2.9.19 G);

    12. (l)

      for or with a view to transactions to be entered into by or on behalf of the participants of a business angel-led enterprise capital fund and that person is a body corporate as specified in article 72E(7) of the Regulated Activities Order.

    13. (o)

      while acting as an insolvency practitioner (see PERG 2.9.25 G).

    The exclusions referred to in (a), (b), (g) and (h) also apply to arranging activities related to home finance transactions. More detailed guidance on the exclusions that relate to contracts of insurance is in PERG 5 (Insurance mediation activities).

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PERG 2.8.6B G RP

3The exclusions referred to in PERG 2.8.6AG (4) and PERG 2.8.6AG (13)(b), (c)4, (d), (e) and (l) will not be available to persons who, when4 carrying on an arranging activity, are MiFID investment firms or third country investment firms4 (see PERG 2.5.4 G to PERG 2.5.5 G4 (Investment services and activities)).

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Managing investments

PERG 2.8.7 G RP

The activities of persons appointed under a power of attorney are excluded under article 38 of the Regulated Activities Order, from the regulated activity of managing investments, if specified conditions are satisfied. The exclusion only applies where a person is not carrying on insurance mediation or reinsurance mediation and is subject to further limitations discussed below2. In addition, the following exclusions (outlined in PERG 2.9) apply in specified circumstances where a person manages assets:

  1. (1)

    While acting as trustee or personal representative; or

  2. (2)

    in connection with the sale of goods or supply of services; or

  3. (3)

    that belong to a group member or participator in a joint enterprise; or

  4. (4)

    as an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G); or2

  5. (5)

    2belonging to the participants of a business angel-led enterprise capital fund and that person is a body corporate as specified in article 72E(7) of the Regulated Activities Order.

2The exclusion in article 38 of the Regulated Activities Order and the exclusions referred to in PERG 2.8.7G (2), PERG 2.8.7G (3) and PERG 2.8.7G (5) will not be available to persons who, when4 carrying on the activity of managing investments, are MiFID investment firms or third country investment firms4 (see PERG 2.5.4 G to PERG 2.5.5 G4 (Investment services and activities)).

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Assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance

PERG 2.8.7A G RP

Assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance is excluded under article 39B where it is carried on by a person acting in the capacity of:

  1. (1)

    an expert appraiser; or

  2. (2)

    a loss adjuster acting for a relevant insurer; or

  3. (3)

    a claims manager acting for a relevant insurer.

The term 'relevant insurer' is defined in article 39B(2).

PERG 2.8.7B G RP

The following exclusions from assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance also apply to a person in specified circumstances:

  1. (1)

    while acting as trustee or personal representative (see PERG 2.9.3 G); or

  2. (2)

    in connection with the carrying on of a profession or of a business not otherwise consisting of regulated activities (see PERG 2.9.5 G); or

  3. (3)

    as an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G); or

  4. (4)

    as a provider of non-motor goods or services related to travel (see PERG 2.9.19 G); or

  5. (5)

    that involve the provision, on an incidental basis, of information to policyholders or potential policyholders about contracts of insurance (see PERG 2.9.19G (2)); or

  6. (6)

    that involve a contract of insurance covering large risks situated outside the EEA (see PERG 2.9.19 G).

  7. (9)

    while acting as an insolvency practitioner (see PERG 2.9.25 G).

Safeguarding and administering investments

PERG 2.8.8 G RP

The exclusions from the regulated activity of safeguarding and administering investments are as follows.

  1. (1)

    Safeguarding and administration activities carried on by one person are excluded if a specified third party undertakes a responsibility for the assets which is no less onerous than it would have been if he were doing the safeguarding and administration himself. The effect of this is that an authorised person with permission to carry on this regulated activity (or in certain circumstances an exempt person) can delegate all or part of the activities without the delegate needing to be authorised and without loss of protection to the owner of the assets.

  2. (2)

    Introductions to an authorised person, or to an exempt person acting within the scope of his exemption and in the course of a business, are excluded from that aspect of this regulated activity which consists of arranging safeguarding and administration of assets by another person (see PERG 2.7.9 G).

  3. (2A)

    1Trustees are excluded from arranging for another person to safeguard and administer assets where that other person is either:

    1. (a)

      an authorised person who has permission to safeguard and administer investments; or

    2. (b)

      an exempt person whose exemption permits him to safeguard and administer investments; or

    3. (c)

      a person to whom (1) applies.

  4. (3)

    Certain specified activities (such as currency conversion and document handling) are excluded from being the administration of investments. A person who safeguards and administers assets will not be carrying on regulated activities if these are the only administration activities in which he engages. This is because a person must be carrying on both the activity of safeguarding and that of administration, or be arranging for both to be carried on by another, before he requires authorisation (see PERG 2.7.9 G).

  5. (4)

    The following exclusions apply in specified circumstances where a person safeguards and administers assets (or arranges for another to do so):

    1. (a)

      while acting as trustee or personal representative (see PERG 2.9.3 G);

    2. (b)

      in connection with the carrying on of a profession or of a business not otherwise consisting of regulated activities (see PERG 2.9.5 G);

    3. (c)

      in connection with the sale of goods or supply of services (see PERG 2.9.7 G);

    4. (d)

      which belong to a group member or participator in a joint enterprise (see PERG 2.9.9 G);

    5. (e)

      in connection with an employee share scheme (see PERG 2.9.13 G);

    6. (f)

      as an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G);

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    7. (g)

      that are contracts of insurance and, in so doing, provides information to policyholders or potential policyholders on an incidental basis in the course of his carrying on a business or profession not otherwise consisting of regulated activities (see PERG 2.9.19G (2)); and2

    8. (h)

      2belonging to the participants in a business angel-led enterprise capital fund, but only where such safeguarding and administration is carried on by a body corporate as specified in article 72E(7) of the Regulated Activities Order.

    9. (j)

Sending dematerialised instructions

PERG 2.8.9 G RP

Exclusions from the regulated activity of sending dematerialised instructions apply in relation to certain types of instructions sent in the operation of the system maintained under the Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001 (SI 2001/3755). The various exclusions relate to the roles played by participating issuers, settlement banks and network providers (such as Internet service providers) and to instructions sent in connection with takeover offers (as long as specified conditions are met). In addition, the following exclusions (outlined in PERG 2.9) apply in specified circumstances where a person sends dematerialised instructions:

  1. (1)

    while acting as trustee or personal representative (see PERG 2.9.3 G);

  2. (2)

    on behalf of a group member (see PERG 2.9.3 G);

  3. (3)

    as an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G).

Establishing etc collective investment schemes

PERG 2.8.10 G RP

There are two1 exclusions1 from the range of activities specified as being regulated in relation to collective investment schemes. These exclusions relate 1to incoming ECA providers (see PERG 2.9.18 G) and to business angel-led enterprise capital funds (see PERG 2.9.20 G)1. In other cases, the key issue is whether or not what is being done relates to something that is a collective investment scheme. Exclusions exist in relation to that issue (see PERG 2.6.18 G).

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Establishing etc 2pension schemes

PERG 2.8.11 G RP

The only exclusion from the range of activities specified as being regulated in relation to stakeholder pension schemesand personal pension schemes2 relates to incoming ECA providers (see PERG 2.9.18 G).

Advising on investments

PERG 2.8.12 G RP

In certain circumstances, advice that takes the form of a regularly updated news or information service and advice which is given in one of a range of different media (for example, newspaper or television) is excluded from the regulated activities of:3

  1. (1)

    advising on investments;3

  2. (2)

    advising on regulated mortgage contracts;3

  3. (3)

    advising on a home reversion plan; and3

  4. (4)

    advising on a home purchase plan. and3

See PERG 7 (Periodical publications: news services and broadcasts: applications for certification) for further guidance on this exclusion.

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PERG 2.8.12A G RP

3Advice given by an unauthorised person in relation to a home finance transaction in the circumstances referred to in PERG 2.8.6AG (5)(a) or (b) (Arranging deals in investments and arranging a home finance transaction) is also excluded. In addition:

  1. (1)

    the following exclusions apply in specified circumstances where a person is advising on investments or advising on a home finance transaction:

    1. (a)

      while acting as trustee or personal representative (see PERG 2.9.3 G);

    2. (b)

      in connection with the carrying on of a profession or of a business not otherwise consisting of regulated activities (see PERG 2.9.5 G); and

    3. (c)

      as an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G);

  2. (2)

    the following exclusions apply in specified circumstances where a person is advising on investments:

    1. (a)

      in connection with the sale of goods or supply of services (see PERG 2.9.7 G);

    2. (b)

      to a group member or participator in a joint enterprise (see PERG 2.9.9 G);

    3. (c)

      in connection with the sale of a body corporate (see PERG 2.9.11 G);

    4. (d)

      as an overseas person (see PERG 2.9.15 G);

    5. (e)

      that are limited to certain covering risks to non-motor goods or related to travel (see );

    6. (f)

      that are covering large risks situated outside the (see )

    7. (g)

      to be made by or on behalf of the participants of a business angel-led enterprise capital fund, when the advice is given to the participants in that fund and that person is a as specified in article 72E(7) of the .

    More detailed on certain of these exclusions is in PERG 4 (Regulated activities connected with mortgages), PERG 5 (Insurance mediation activities) and PERG 14.3 and PERG 14.4 (Guidance on home reversion and home purchase activities).

PERG 2.8.12B G RP

4The exclusions referred to in PERG 2.8.12AG (1)(b) and (2)(a), (b), (c) and (g) will not be available to persons who, when carrying on the activity of advising on investments are MiFID investment firms or third country investment firms (see PERG 2.5.4 G to PERG 2.5.5 G (Investment services and activities)).

Lloyd's activities

PERG 2.8.13 G RP

Electronic commerce activities provided by an incoming ECA provider are excluded from the regulated activities that relate expressly to business carried on at Lloyds (see PERG 2.9.18 G). Otherwise the only exclusions that apply concern the regulated activity of arrangingdeals in its application to business carried on at Lloyd's.

Entering funeral plan contracts

PERG 2.8.14 G RP

Entering as provider into a funeral plan contract is not treated as a regulated activity where:

  1. (1)

    the contract is one under which the sums received from the customer will be applied towards a contract of insurance on the life of the person whose funeral is to be provided or be held on trust for the purpose of providing a funeral; in each case certain specified conditions must be met for the exclusion to apply; or

  2. (2)

    the customer and the provider intend or expect that the funeral will be provided within one month of the contract being entered into; or

  3. (3)

    it is provided as an electronic commerce activity by an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G).

Administering regulated mortgage contracts

PERG 2.8.14A G RP

Exclusions from the regulated activities that involve administering a home finance transaction3 are provided where an unauthorised person:3

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  1. (1)

    arranges for administration by an authorised person who has permission for carrying on that regulated activity;3

  2. (2)

    carries out the administration for up to one month after an arrangement of the kind mentioned in (1) comes to an end; or3

  3. (3)

    carries out the administration under an agreement with an authorised person who has permission for carrying on that regulated activity.3

These exclusions are subject to certain conditions and are explained in greater detail in PERG 4.83 (Administering a regulated mortgage contract) and PERG 14.3 and PERG 14.4 (Guidance on home reversion and home purchase activities).3

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PERG 2.8.14B G RP

3The following exclusions apply in specified circumstances where a person is administering a home finance plan:

  1. (1)

    while acting as trustee or personal representative (see PERG 2.9.3 G);

  2. (2)

    in connection with the carrying on of a profession or of a business not otherwise consisting of regulated activities (see PERG 2.9.5 G); and

  3. (3)

    as an incoming ECA provider (see PERG 2.9.18 G).

  4. (4)

Agreeing

PERG 2.8.15 G RP

A person who agrees to carry on certain other regulated activities (which is itself a regulated activity see PERG 2.7.21 G) does not require authorisation where the person concerned is an overseasperson and the agreement is reached as a result of a legitimate approach (see PERG 2.9.12 G). For this exclusion to apply, the agreement must be one to arrange deals, manage investments, assist in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance, safeguard and administer investments or send dematerialised instructions. The provision of electronic commerce activities by an incoming ECA provider is also excluded from the regulated activity of agreeing to carry on certain other regulated activities (see PERG 2.7.21 G). But this is not the case where the agreement relates to the regulated activity of effecting or carrying out contracts of insurance falling under the Insurance Directives (see PERG 2.8.3 G). This is still a regulated activity when provided as an electronic commerce activity.

PERG 2.8.16 G RP

To the extent that an exclusion applies in relation to a regulated activity, then 'agreeing' to carry on an activity falling within the exclusion will not be a regulated activity. This is the effect of article 4(3) of the Regulated Activities Order.