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.

SUP 15.1 Application

Who?

SUP 15.1.1GRP

This chapter applies to every firm except that:

  1. (1)

    only SUP 15.10 applies to2 an ICVC10; and3

  2. (2)

    SUP 15.3.22 D to SUP 15.3.25 D apply only to the Society.3

SUP 15.1.2RRP

[deleted]10

SUP 15.1.3GRP

In some cases, the application of provisions set out in SUP 15 Annex 1 depends on whether responsibility is reserved to a Home State regulator.

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SUP 15.1.3AGRP

7The guidance in SUP 15.13 applies to all CBTL firms whether or not they are also firms.

SUP 15.1.3BDRP

8The directions and guidance in SUP 15.14 apply to payment service providers as set out in that section.

What?

SUP 15.1.4RRP

This chapter:

  1. (1)

    applies with respect to the carrying on of both regulated activities and unregulated activities; and

  2. (2)

    takes into account any activity of other members of a group of which the firm is a member.

SUP 15.1.4ARDRP

8SUP 15.8 and SUP 15.14 apply with respect to the carrying on of payment services and other activities to which the Payment Services Regulations apply.

Where?

SUP 15.1.5GRP

Firms are reminded that, unless expressly stated otherwise, where a rule or guidance includes a reference to a firm this includes all UK and overseas branches and representative offices of that firm, whether or not those branches or offices carry on any regulated activities.4

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SUP 15.1.6RRP

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6SMCR firms

SUP 15.1.7RRP

6The following apply only to SMCR firms9:

  1. (1)

    SUP 15.2.5G (Purpose); 11

  2. (2)

    SUP 15.11 (Notification of COCON breaches and disciplinary action); 12

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  3. (3)

    11SUP 15.15 (Enhanced scope SMCR firm retail intermediaries); 13

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  4. (4)

    SUP 15.16 (Notification of changes in the management body); and13

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  5. (5)

    SUP 15.17 (Notification by limited scope SMCR benchmark firm).13