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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.

insurance special purpose vehicle

    48an undertaking whether incorporated or not, which has received authorisation in accordance with the UK provisions which implemented166 article 211(1) or (3) of the Solvency II Directive and:134

      1. (a) which assumes risks from 134166134an insurance undertaking or a reinsurance undertaking173; and
      1. (b) which fully funds its exposures to such risks through the proceeds of a debt issuance or some other financing mechanism where the repayment rights of the providers of such debt or other financing mechanism are subordinated to the undertaking's 134obligations to the insurance or reinsurance undertakings in respect of the risks in (a)134.

    [Note: article 13(26) of the Solvency II Directive]134