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Schedule to the Recognition Requirements Regulations, paragraph 3


The [UK RIE] must ensure that the systems and controls used in the performance of its [relevant functions] are adequate, and appropriate for the scale and nature of its business.


Sub-paragraph (1) applies in particular to systems and controls concerning -


the transmission of information;


the assessment, mitigation and management of risks to the performance of the [UK RIE'srelevant functions];


the effecting and monitoring of transactions on the [UK RIE];


the technical operation of the [UK RIE], including contingency arrangements for disruption to its facilities;


the operation of the arrangements mentioned in paragraph 4(2)(d); and


(where relevant) the safeguarding and administration of assets belonging to users of the [UK RIE's] facilities.

REC 2.5.4GRP
The following paragraphs set out other matters to which the FCA3 may have regard in assessing the systems and controls used for the transmission of information, risk management, the effecting and monitoring of transactions, the operation of settlement arrangements (the matters covered in paragraph 4(2)(d) of the Schedule to the Recognition Requirements Regulations) and the safeguarding and administration of assets .33
REC 2.5.5GRP
In assessing a UK recognised body's systems and controls for the transmission of information, the FCA3 may also have regard to the extent to which these systems and controls ensure that information is transmitted promptly and accurately: 3(1) within the UK recognised body itself; (2) to members; and (3) (where appropriate) to other market participants or other relevant persons.
REC 2.5.20GRP
The FCA3 may have regard to the arrangements made to keep clear and complete audit trails of all uses of information technology systems and to reconcile (where appropriate) the audit trails with equivalent information held by system users and other interested parties.3
DISP App 3.2.1GRP
The firm should consider, in the light of all the information provided by the complainant and otherwise already held by or available to the firm, whether (at step 1)1 there was a breach or failing by the firm or (at step 2) whether there was a failure to disclose commission1.
DISP App 3.2.6GRP
The firm should take into account any information it already holds about the sale and consider other issues that may be relevant to the sale identified by the firm through other means, for example, the root cause analysis described in DISP App 3.4.
LR 6.3.1RRP
1The historical financial information required under LR 6.2.1R and LR 6.2.3R must:(1) demonstrate that the applicant has a revenue earning track record; and(2) put prospective investors in a position to make an informed assessment of the business for which admission is sought.
LR 6.3.2GRP
(1) 1The purpose of LR 6.2.1R(2), LR 6.2.3R, and LR 6.3.1R is to ensure that the applicant has representative financial information throughout the period required by LR 6.2.1R(1) and LR 6.2.3R and to assist prospective investors to make a reasonable assessment of what the future prospects of the applicant’s business might be. Investors are then able to consider the applicant’s historical financial information in light of its particular competitive advantages, the outlook for the
SYSC 22.3.3GRP
(1) 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.(2) 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.
SYSC 22.3.4GRP
A firm asking for a reference under this chapter from a current or former employer that is not a firm will normally need to specify what information it would like.
LR 6.11.1RRP
1Where a scientific research based company applies for the admission of its equity shares to a premium listing and cannot comply with the minimum three-year period required in LR 6.2.1R(1) because it has been operating for a shorter period: (1) the scientific research based company must have published or filed historical financial information since the inception of its business; and(2) the following apply to the scientific research based company only with regard to the period
LR 6.11.2RRP
1If the scientific research based company does not comply with either LR 6.2.1R(1) (minimum period for historical financial information) or LR 6.3.1R (revenue earning track record), it must:(1) demonstrate its ability to attract funds from sophisticated investors prior to the marketing at the time of listing;(2) intend to raise at least £10 million pursuant to a marketing at the time of listing;(3) have a capitalisation, before the marketing at the time of listing, of at least
CONC 8.10.3RRP
A firm must not:(1) claim to be able to remove negative but accurate information from a customer's credit file, including entries concerning adverse credit information and court judgments; or[Note: paragraph 3.47ai of DMG](2) mislead a customer about the length of time that negative information is held on the customer's credit file or any official register; or[Note: paragraph 3.47aii of DMG](3) claim that a new credit file can be created, such as by the customer changing address.
CONC 8.10.4GRP
It is likely to be a contravention of the Principles, for example Principles 6 and Principle 7, where a firm:(1) claims in a communication to a customer to be able to remove negative but accurate entries from a customer's credit file, but where the customer enquires about this service the customer is offered instead the firm's service as a lender or a credit broker; or (2) fails to inform a customer that a credit reference agency will not respond to the firm taking steps in relation
SUP 5.5.9RRP
A firm must provide all reasonable assistance to any skilled person appointed to provide a report under section 166 (Reports by skilled persons) or to collect or update information under section 166A (Appointment of skilled person to collect and update information) of the Act.44
SUP 5.5.12GRP
When a firm appoints a skilled person to provide a report under section 166 (Reports by skilled persons) or collect or update information under section 166A (Appointment of skilled person to collect and update information) of the Act,4 a firm is expected, including where applicable in complying with Principle 11,4 to take reasonable steps to ensure that a skilled person delivers a report or collects or updates information4 in accordance with the terms of his appointment.4
SUP 5.5.14GRP
4In respect of the appointment of a skilled person under section 166A (Appointment of skilled person to collect and update information) of the Act, under section 166A(5) a skilled person may require any person to provide all such assistance as the skilled person may reasonably require to collect or update the information in question.
MAR 1.2.12GRP
The5 following factors may5 be taken into account in determining whether or not information has been made public5, and are indications that it has5 (and therefore is5 not inside information):(1) whether the information has been disclosed to a prescribed market or a prescribed auction platform3 through a regulatory information service or RIS or otherwise in accordance with the rules of that market;(2) whether the information is contained in records which are open to inspection
MAR 1.2.13GRP
(1) 5In relation to the factors in MAR 1.2.12G5 it is not relevant that the information is only generally available outside the UK.(2) In relation to the factors in MAR 1.2.12G5 it is not relevant that the observation or analysis is only achievable by a person with above average financial resources, expertise or competence.
MAR 1.2.14GRP
For example, if a passenger on a train passing a burning factory calls his broker and tells him to sell shares in the factory's owner, the passenger will be using5information which has been made public5, since it is information which has been obtained by legitimate means through observation of a public event.
SYSC 13.7.5GRP
IT systems include the computer systems and infrastructure required for the automation of processes, such as application and operating system software; network infrastructure; and desktop, server, and mainframe hardware. Automation may reduce a firm's exposure to some 'people risks' (including by reducing human errors or controlling access rights to enable segregation of duties), but will increase its dependency on the reliability of its IT systems.
SYSC 13.7.6GRP
A firm should establish and maintain appropriate systems and controls for the management of its IT system risks, having regard to:(1) its organisation and reporting structure for technology operations (including the adequacy of senior management oversight);(2) the extent to which technology requirements are addressed in its business strategy;(3) the appropriateness of its systems acquisition, development and maintenance activities (including the allocation of responsibilities
SYSC 13.7.7GRP
Failures in processing information (whether physical, electronic or known by employees but not recorded) or of the security of the systems that maintain it can lead to significant operational losses. A firm should establish and maintain appropriate systems and controls to manage its information security risks. In doing so, a firm should have regard to:(1) confidentiality: information should be accessible only to persons or systems with appropriate authority, which may require
LR 4.2.4RRP
The following minimum information from the PD Regulation must be included in listing particulars:(1) for an issue of bonds including bonds convertible into the issuer's shares or exchangeable into a third party issuer'sshares or derivative securities1, irrespective of the denomination of the issue, the minimum information required by the schedules applicable to debt and derivative securities with a denomination per unit of at least 100,000 euros;11(2) the additional information
LR 4.2.10RRP
A request to the FCA to authorise the omission of specific information in a particular case must:(1) be in writing from the issuer;(2) identify the specific information concerned and the specific reasons for the omission; and(3) state why in the issuer's opinion one or more of the grounds in section 82 of the Act applies.
LR 4.2.13RRP
(1) In the case of listing particulars for specialist securities:(a) the issuer must state in the listing particulars that it accepts responsibility for the listing particulars;(b) the directors may state in the listing particulars that they accept responsibility for the listing particulars; and(c) other persons may state in the listing particulars that they accept responsibility for all or part of the listing particulars and in that case the statement by the issuer or directors
3(1) A firm must have robust governance arrangements, which include a clear organisational structure with well defined, transparent and consistent lines of responsibility, effective processes to identify, manage, monitor and report the risks it is or might be exposed to, and internal control mechanisms, including sound administrative and accounting procedures and effective control and safeguard arrangements for information processing systems.8(2) [deleted]1313[Note: article 74
A firm (with the exception of a sole trader who does not employ any person who is required to be approved under section 59 of the Act (Approval for particular arrangements))3 must, taking into account the nature, scale and complexity of the business of the firm, and the nature and range of the financial services and activities 3undertaken in the course of that business:310(1) (if it is a common platform firm or a management company)10 establish, implement and maintain decision-making
A MiFID investment firm and a management company10 must establish, implement and maintain systems and procedures that are adequate to safeguard the security, integrity and confidentiality of information, taking into account the nature of the information in question.[Note: article 5(2) of the MiFID implementing Directive and article 4(2) of the UCITS implementing Directive]10
The matters dealt with in a business continuity policy should include:(1) resource requirements such as people, systems and other assets, and arrangements for obtaining these resources;(2) the recovery priorities for the firm's operations; (3) communication arrangements for internal and external concerned parties (including the appropriate regulator, clients and the press);(4) escalation and invocation plans that outline the processes for implementing the business continuity
(1) In considering the factor at MCOB 8.5A.6R (2)(a), a firm should: (a) establish, on the basis of information given by the customer about his needs and objectives, whether these appear to be within the general scope of a local authority (or other) grant (for example where the customer requires funds for essential repairs to his property); and(b) refer a customer to an appropriate source such as his local authority or Citizens Advice Bureau (or other similar agency) to identify
If for any reason a customer: (1) declines to seek further information on means-tested benefits, tax allowances or the scope for local authority (or other) grants; or(2) rejects the conclusion of a firm that alternative methods of raising the required funds are more suitable;a firm can advise the customer (in accordance with the remaining requirements of this chapter) to enter into an equity release transaction where there is an equity release transaction (or more than one equity
12Use of the most recent appropriate mortality tables in the Continuous Mortality Investigation published by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries or in the National Life Tables published by the Office of National Statistics may be relied on as tending to establish compliance with MCOB 9.4.10R(1)(a).
MCOB 9.4.22RRP
At the end of Section 4 of the illustration a statement must be included making clear that changes to any of the information obtained from the customer, and where appropriate to the valuation of the property, could alter the details elsewhere in the illustration and encouraging the customer to ask for a revised illustration in this event.
MCOB 9.4.45RRP
The information required by MCOB 9.4.39 R(3)(d) must exclude the cost of any products which may be sold in conjunction with the lifetime mortgage7 (whether tied products or not) unless the cost has been added to the lifetime mortgage777
MCOB 9.4.132ARRP
12MCOB 9.4.132DR applies if the terms of a lifetime mortgage contract:(1) (a) require the customer to make regular payments to the mortgage lender; or(b) expect that the customer will make regular payments to the mortgage lender,in respect of all or part of the interest, or part of the capital, due under those terms, either over the duration of the lifetime mortgage or until a specified date; but(2) permit the customer to stop making the payments referred to in paragraph (1) at
BIPRU 7.10.31RRP
A firm must ensure that the data series used by its VaR model is reliable. Where a reliable data series is not available, proxies or any other reasonable value-at-risk measurement technique must be used. A firm must be able to demonstrate that the technique is appropriate and does not materially understate the modelled risks.
BIPRU 7.10.34RRP
A firm must update data sets in accordance with the frequency set out in its VaR model permission. If volatility in market prices or rates necessitates more frequent updating in order to ensure a prudent calculation of the VaR measure the firm must do so.
3The firm's correlation assumptions must be supported by the analysis of objective data in a conceptually sound framework. The approach to capture the incremental risk charge must appropriately reflect issuer concentrations. Concentrations that can arise within and across product classes under stressed conditions must also be reflected.
BIPRU 7.10.75RRP
At least once a year, a firm must conduct, as part of its regular internal audit process, a review of its risk management process. This review must include both the activities of the business trading units and of the independent risk control unit, and must be undertaken by suitably qualified staff independent of the areas being reviewed. This review must consider, at a minimum:(1) the adequacy of the documentation of the risk management system and process;(2) the organisation
BIPRU 7.10.79GRP
(1) In addition to regulatory backtesting programs, testing for model validation should be carried out using additional tests which may include for example:(a) testing carried out using hypothetical changes in portfolio value that would occur were end of day positions to remain unchanged;(b) testing carried out for longer periods than required for the regular backtesting programme (for example, 3 years);(c) testing carried out using confidence intervals other than the 99 percent
The entries in the books or other records, in relation to the taking of the article in pawn, must contain the following information:(1) the date and the number or other reference of the agreement under which the article was taken in pawn, and of the pawn-receipt if separate, sufficient to identify it or them;(2) the date on which the article was taken in pawn;(3) the name and a postal address and, where appropriate, other address of the customer;(4) the description that appears
The entries in the books or other records, where the article has become realisable by the firm, in relation to any sale of the article under section 121(1) of the CCA, must contain the following information:(1) the date of the sale;(2) where the article was sold by auction, the name and a postal address of the auctioneer;(3) where the article was not sold by auction, the postal address of the premises at which the sale took place;(4) the gross amount realised;(5) the itemised
MAR 9.5.4GRP
Q. Where can I find out information about fees to be charged in respect of data reporting services providers?A. See FEES 3.2.7R and FEES 4 Annex 11R.
MAR 9.5.12GRP
Q. I intend to apply to be authorised to provide the data reporting service of an APA. May I establish connectivity requirements while my application for authorisation is being considered?A. Yes. The MIS confidentiality agreement is available on our website at together with instructions on how to obtain the Market Interface Specification (MIS) for connectivity.
LR 6.2.4RRP
1The historical financial information in LR 6.2.1R and LR 6.2.3R must:(1) have been audited or reported on in accordance with the standards acceptable under item 20.1 of Annex I of the PD Regulation; and(2) not be subject to a modified report, unless the circumstances set out in LR 6.2.5G apply.
LR 6.2.5GRP
1The FCA may accept that LR 6.2.4R(2) has been satisfied where a modified report is present only as a result of:(1) the presence of an emphasis-of-matter paragraph which arises in any of the earlier periods required by LR 6.2.1R and the opinion on the final period is unmodified; or(2) the opinion on the historical financial information for the final period under LR 6.2.1R includes an emphasis-of-matter paragraph with regard to going concern and LR 6.7.1R (Working capital) is complied
A firm must have in place reliable management information systems to provide its governing body, senior managers and other appropriate personnel with timely and forward-looking information on the liquidity position of the firm.
In order to ensure compliance with MIPRU 4.2D.2 R, a firm must:(1) conduct on a regular basis appropriate stress tests so as to:(a) identify sources of potential liquidity strain; and(b) ensure that the risks of current liquidity exposures can be adequately managed; and(2) analyse the separate and combined impact of possible future liquidity stresses on its:(a) cash flows;(b) liquidity position; and(c) solvency; and(3) make, as soon as is practicable after a test has been performed,
In determining whether a customer is a large business customer for the purposes of MCOB 1.2.3 R(1), a firm will need to have regard to the figure given for the customer's annual turnover in the customer's annual report and accounts or business plan. In addition, a firm may rely on information provided by the customer about the annual turnover, unless, taking a common-sense view of this information, it has reason to doubt it.
7A firm may not treat a customer as being a high net worth mortgage customer for the purposes of MCOB unless either:(1) it is aware, from evidence already in its possession as a result of a business relationship between it and the customer, that the customer satisfies the definition of high net worth mortgage customer; or(2) it has first obtained a written statement which:(a) confirms that the customer satisfies the definition of high net worth mortgage customer;(b) specifies
10Where the regulated mortgage contract is a legacy CCA mortgage contract, the firm should not treat the customer as a high net worth mortgage customer for the purposes of MCOB unless it is aware from evidence in its possession that the customer satisfied the definition of high net worth mortgage customer at the time the contract was entered into.
FEES 13.2.3RRP
The IML levy is calculated as follows:(1) identify whether activity group CC1 or CC2 applies to the business of the firm for the relevant period (for this purpose, the activity groups are defined in accordance with Part 1 of FEES 4 Annex 1AR);(2) for each of those activity groups, calculate the amount payable in the way set out in FEES 13.2.4R;(3) add the amounts calculated under (2);(4) work out whether a minimum fee is payable under Part 2 of FEES 7 Annex 1R and if so how much;(5)
FEES 13.2.9RRP

Table of rules in FEES 4 that also apply to FEES 13 to the extent that in FEES 4 they apply to fees payable to the FCA.

FEES 4 rules incorporated into FEES 13


FEES 4.2.4R

Method of payment

FEES 4.2.7GR to FEES 4.2.7KR

Calculation of periodic fee and tariff base for a firm’s second financial year

FEES 4.2.8R

How FEES 4.2.7R applies in relation to an incoming EEA firm or an incoming Treaty firm

FEES 4.2.10R

Extension of time

FEES 4.2.11R (first entry only)

Due date and changes in permission for periodic fees

FEES 4.3.7R

Group of firms

FEES 4.3.13R

Firms applying to cancel or vary permission before start of period

FEES 4.3.17R

Firms acquiring businesses from other firms

FEES 4.4.1R to FEES 4.4.6R

Information on which fees are calculated