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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.

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      1. (1) (in relation to the functions referred to in Part VI of the Act) the FCA230.
      1. (2) (in relation to 230the exercise of the overseas financial stability information power) a competent authority for the purposes of the UK provisions which implemented the relevant Single Market Directive230.
      1. (3) (in relation to a group, and for the purposes of SYSC 12 (Group risk systems and controls requirement), GENPRU and172 BIPRU 172, any national authority of the UK230 which is empowered by law or regulation to supervise regulated entities, whether on an individual or group-wide basis.
      1. (4) the authority designated in accordance with regulation 3 of the MiFI Regulations, or by regulation 17 of the DRS Regulations230.211211

    [Note: article 2(18) of MiFIR]

      1. (5) (in REC) in relation to an investment firm or credit institution, means the competent authority in relation to that firm or institution for the purposes of the UK provisions which implemented230 MiFID.
      1. (6) [deleted]194
      1. (7) [deleted]230
      1. (8) [deleted]230(for an AIF) the national authorities of an EEA State which are empowered by law or regulation to supervise AIFs.
      1. (9) [deleted]230
      1. (10) (for the purposes of IFPRU) has the meaning in article 4(1)(40) of the UK CRR230.
      1. (11) in relation to an EU State the authority designated by that EU State in accordance with article 40 of the EU benchmarks regulation; and in relation to a third country which is not an EU State, the supervisory authority which exercises functions equivalent to those exercised by competent authorities in EU States under the EU benchmarks regulation. 225
      1. (12) (in COLL) an authority exercising functions corresponding to the functions referred to in Part VI of the Act under the laws of an EEA State.230

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