A firm (A) asking another firm (B) for a reference should give B sufficient information to let B know that the requirements in this chapter apply to the reference it is being asked to give and which requirements apply.
As long as it complies with (1), A does not have to set out specifically the information this chapter requires it to obtain. This is because B should include that information even though B is not specifically asked to include it.
This chapter sets out minimum requirements for a reference. It does not prevent a firm from including more than is required by this chapter.
Nothing in this chapter prevents a firm from disclosing material outside the time limits under this chapter.