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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.

designated client fund account

    a client bank account with the following characteristics:

      1. (a) the account holds at least part of the client money of one or more clients, each of whom has consented to that money being held in the same client bank accounts at the same banks (the client money of such clients constituting a designated fund);
      1. (b) the account includes in its title the words "designated client fund" (or, if the systems constraints of the approved bank or the firm that holds the account (or both) make this impracticable, an appropriate abbreviation of those words that has the same meaning); and
      1. (c) in the event of the failure of a bank with which part of a designated fund is held, each designated client fund account held with the failed bank will form a pool with any other designated client fund account containing part of that same designated fund unless a primary pooling event occurs.