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SUP 15.1 Application


SUP 15.1.1GRP

This chapter applies to every firm except that:

  1. (1)

    only SUP 15.10 applies to2 an ICVC or a UCITS qualifier; and3

  2. (2)

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

SUP 15.1.2RRP

The application of this chapter to an incoming EEA firm or an incoming Treaty firm is set out in SUP 15 Annex 1.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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

SUP 15.1.6RRP

4This chapter does not apply to an incoming ECA provider acting as such.

Relevant authorised persons6

SUP 15.1.7RRP

6The following apply only to relevant authorised persons:

  1. (1)

    SUP 15.2.5G (Purpose); and

  2. (2)

    SUP 15.11 (Notification of COCON breaches and disciplinary action).