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ancillary service

    (1) (except in CONC)107 any of the services listed in Section B of Annex I to MiFID, that is:

      1. (a) safekeeping and administration of financial instruments for the account of clients, including custodianship and related services such as cash/collateral management;
      1. (b) granting credits or loans to an investor to allow him to carry out a transaction in one or more financial instruments, where the firm granting the credit or loan is involved in the transaction;
      1. (c) advice to undertakings on capital structure, industrial strategy and related matters and advice and services relating to mergers and the purchase of undertakings;
      1. (d) foreign exchange services where these are connected to the provision of investment services;
      1. (e) investment research and financial analysis or other forms of general recommendation relating to transactions in financial instruments;
      1. (f) services related to underwriting; and
      1. (g) investment services and activities as well as ancillary services within (a) to (f), above, related to the underlying of the derivatives included under Section C - 5, 6, 7 and 10, that is (in accordance with that Annex and Recital 21 to, and Article 39 of, the MiFID Regulation):
        1. (i) commodities;
        1. (ii) climatic variables;
        1. (iii) freight rates;
        1. (iv) emission allowances;
        1. (v) inflation rates or other official economic statistics;
        1. (vi) telecommunications bandwidth;
        1. (vii) commodity storage capacity;
        1. (viii) transmission or transportation capacity relating to commodities, where cable, pipeline or other means;
        1. (ix) an allowance, credit, permit, right or similar asset which is directly linked to the supply, distribution or consumption of energy derived from renewable resources;
        1. (x) a geological, environmental or other physical variable;
        1. (xi) any other asset or right of a fungible nature, other than a right to receive a service, that is capable of being transferred;
        1. (xii) an index or measure related to the price or value of, or volume of transactions in any asset, right, service or obligation;
        where these are connected to the provision of investment services or ancillary services.

    [Note: article 4(1)(3) of MiFID]

    107(2) (in CONC) a service that relates to entering into a regulated credit agreement as lender and includes, in particular, an insurance or payment protection policy.