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DEPP 6.7.1GRP
Persons subject to enforcement action may be prepared to agree the amount of any financial penalty, or the length of any period of suspension, restriction, condition,5 limitation or disciplinary prohibition5 (see DEPP 6A)4, and other conditions which the FCA seeks to impose by way of such action. These4 conditions might include, for example, the amount or mechanism for the payment of compensation to consumers. The FCA recognises the benefits of such agreements, as4 they offer
DEPP 6.7.3GRP
(1) Subject to DEPP 6.7.3G(4) a settlement discount is available only in cases where a settlement agreement (which may be a focused resolution agreement) is reached during the period from commencement of an investigation until the FCA has:633(a) a sufficient understanding of the nature and gravity of the breach to make a reasonable assessment of the appropriate penalty; and633(b) communicated that assessment to the person concerned and given them reasonable opportunity to reach
DEPP 6.7.3AGRP
6The reductions in penalty in cases involving a focused resolution agreement will be as follows.(1) Where agreement is reached in relation to all relevant facts and all issues as to whether those facts constitute a breach (or more than one breach):(a) 30% if the agreement is concluded during stage 1; and(b) 0% in any other case.(2) Where agreement is reached in relation to all relevant facts:(a) 15 to 30% if the agreement is concluded during stage 1; and(b) 0% in any other case.(3)
DEPP 6.7.3BGRP
6The decision maker responsible for applying DEPP 6.7.3AG is:(1) The settlement decision makers in cases in which the focused resolution agreement is followed, after stage 1 has ended, by a complete settlement agreement.(2) The RDC in all other cases.
DEPP 6.7.3CGRP
6Where DEPP 6.7.3AG specifies that the reduction will be within a range, the decision maker identified by DEPP 6.7.3BG will determine the appropriate figure within the range. Factors relevant to this determination may include:(1) the extent to which the position taken by the person subject to enforcement action on the disputed issues at the time the focused resolution agreement is entered into is reflected in the terms of the decision notice.(2) any saving of time or public resources
DEPP 6.7.4GRP
(1) Any settlement agreement6 between the FCA3 and the person concerned will therefore need to include a statement as to the appropriate penalty discount in accordance with this procedure.3(2) In certain circumstances the person concerned may consider that it would have been possible to reach a settlement at an earlier stage in the action, and argue that it should be entitled to a greater percentage reduction in penalty than is suggested by the table at DEPP 6.7.3G (3). It may
DEPP 6.7.6GRP
2The settlement discount scheme which applies to the amount of a financial penalty, described in DEPP 6.7.2 G to DEPP 6.7.5 G, also applies to the length of the period of a suspension, restriction,5 condition or disciplinary prohibition (other than a permanent disciplinary prohibition)5, having regard to the FCA's3 statement of policy as set out in DEPP 6A.3. No settlement discount is available with respect to a permanent disciplinary prohibition.5 The settlement discount scheme
BIPRU 5.6.1RRP
(1) For a firm adopting the financial collateral comprehensive method, the effects of bilateral netting contracts covering repurchase transactions, securities or commodities lending or borrowing transactions, and/or other capital market-driven transactions with a counterparty may be recognised.(2) Without prejudice to BIPRU 14 to be recognised the collateral taken and securities or commodities borrowed within such agreements must comply with the eligibility requirements for collateral
BIPRU 5.6.2RRP
For master netting agreements covering repurchase transactions and/or securities or commodities lending or borrowing transactions and/or other capital market-driven transactions1 to be recognised for the purposes of BIPRU 5, they must:(1) be legally effective and enforceable in all relevant jurisdictions, including in the event of the bankruptcy or insolvency of the counterparty;(2) give the non-defaulting party the right to terminate and close-out in a timely manner all transactions
BIPRU 5.6.5RRP
In calculating the 'fully adjusted exposure value' (E*) for the exposures subject to an eligible master netting agreement covering repurchase transactions and/or securities or commodities lending or borrowing transactions and/or other capital market-driven transactions, a firm must calculate the volatility adjustments to be applied in the manner set out in BIPRU 5.6.6 R to BIPRU 5.6.11 R either using the supervisory volatility adjustments approach or the own estimates of volatility
BIPRU 5.6.6RRP
A firm must calculate the net position in each type of security or commodity by subtracting from the total value of the securities or commodities of that type lent, sold or provided under the master netting agreement, the total value of securities or commodities of that type borrowed, purchased or received under the agreement.[Note:BCD Annex VIII Part 3 point 6]
BIPRU 5.6.8RRP
A firm must calculate the net position in each currency other than the settlement currency of the master netting agreement by subtracting from the total value of securities denominated in that currency lent, sold or provided under the master netting agreement added to the amount of cash in that currency lent or transferred under the agreement, the total value of securities denominated in that currency borrowed, purchased or received under the agreement added to the amount of cash
BIPRU 5.6.10RRP
A firm must apply the foreign exchange risk (fx) volatility adjustment to the net positive or negative position in each currency other than the settlement currency of the master netting agreement.[Note: BCD Annex VIII Part 3 point 10]
BIPRU 5.6.11RRP
E* must be calculated according to the following formula:E* = max {0, [(∑(E) -∑ (C)) + ∑ (|net position in each security| x Hsec) + (∑|Efx| x Hfx)]}where:(1) (where risk weighted exposure amounts are calculated under the standardised approach) E is the exposure value for each separate exposure under the agreement that would apply in the absence of the credit protection;(2) C is the value of the securities or commodities borrowed, purchased or received or the cash borrowed or received
BIPRU 5.6.16RRP
The master netting agreement internal models approach1 is an alternative to using the supervisory volatility adjustments approach or the own estimates of volatility adjustments approach in calculating volatility adjustments for the purpose of calculating the 'fully adjusted exposure value' (E*) resulting from the application of an eligible master netting agreement covering repurchase transactions, securities or commodities lending or borrowing transactions and/or other capital
CONC 4.3.2RRP
This section (apart from CONC 4.3.6 R) does not apply to:(1) an agreement under which the lender provides the prospective borrower with credit which exceeds £60,260, unless the agreement is a residential renovation agreement2; or(2) an agreement secured on land.
CONC 4.3.3GRP
For the agreements referred to in CONC 4.3.2 R, a firm should consider whether it is necessary or appropriate to provide explanations of the matters in CONC 4.5.3R (2), in particular, a firm should consider highlighting key risks to the borrower including the consequences of missing payments or under-paying, including, where applicable, the risk of repossession of the borrower's property.[Note: section 55A(6) of CCA and paragraph 3.1 of ILG][Note: Until the end of 30 September
CONC 4.3.3ARRP
(1) 3This rule applies if the lender, or the prospective lender, under a P2P agreement is, or would be, carrying on by way of business the regulated activity of entering into a regulated credit agreement as lender by entering into the agreement.(2) Any fee to be paid by the borrower to the operator of an electronic system in relation to lending must be agreed between the borrower and the operator, and that agreement must be recorded in writing or other durable medium before the
CONC 4.3.4RRP
(1) Before a P2P agreement is made, the firm must:(a) provide the prospective borrower with an adequate explanation of the matters referred to in (2) in order to place the borrower in a position to assess whether the agreement is adapted to the borrower's needs and financial situation;(b) where the P2P agreement is not a non-commercial agreement, advise the prospective borrower:(i) to consider the information which is required to be disclosed under section 55(1) of the CCA; and(ii)
CONC 4.3.5RRP
Where CONC 4.3.4 R applies to a firm, the firm must comply with the rules, and observe the guidance, in CONC 4.2 to the same extent as if it were the lender under an agreement to which those rules apply.[Note: Until the end of 30 September 2014, transitional provisions apply to CONC 4.3.5 R: see CONC TP 4.1]
MAR 9.5.5GRP
Q. How do we go about applying to be an ARM? A. In summary: (1) You should complete:(a) all of the questions in the application form at MAR 9 Annex 1D; and(b) the notification form for the list of members of the management body at MAR 9 Annex 2D.(2) You should sign the MIS confidentiality agreement at MAR 9 Annex 10D.(3) You should provide the documents referred to in: (a) (1)(a) and (b) together with supporting documentation to the FCA as set out in MAR 9.2.6D; and(b) (2) to
MAR 9.5.6GRP
Q. Does an investment firm need to be authorised as an ARM to send transaction reports to the FCA? A. No. If you are a MiFID investment firm that wishes to send transaction reports to us to satisfy your own transaction reporting obligations under MiFIR, you do not need to become authorised as an ARM. You are permitted to connect directly to us although there will be a requirement to sign a MIS confidentiality agreement with us, to satisfy connectivity requirements and to undertake
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 www.fca.org.uk/markets/market-data-regimes/market-data-reporting-mdp together with instructions on how to obtain the Market Interface Specification (MIS) for connectivity.
LR 11.1.1ARRP
8Where a company has a premium listing and:(1) it is not in compliance with:(a) the provisions inLR 9.2.2AR (2)(a) ; or(b) LR 9.2.2G R; or(2) it becomes aware that a controlling shareholder or any of its associates is not in compliance with an undertaking in LR 6.5.4R9 or LR 9.2.2AR (2)(a);(3) it becomes aware that a procurement obligation (as set out in LR 6.5.5R(2)(a)9 or LR 9.2.2BR (2)(a) contained in an agreement entered into under LR 6.5.4R9 or LR 9.2.2AR (2)(a) has not been
LR 11.1.3RRP
A reference in this chapter:(1) to a transaction or arrangement by a listed company includes a transaction or arrangement by its subsidiary undertaking; and(2) to a transaction or arrangement is, unless the contrary intention appears, a reference to the entering into of the agreement for the transaction or the entering into of the arrangement.
LR 11.1.4ARRP
5In LR, a "substantial shareholder” means any person who is entitled to exercise, or to control the exercise of, 10% or more of the votes able to be cast on all or substantially all matters at general meetings of the company (or of any company which is its subsidiary undertaking or parent undertaking or of a fellow subsidiary undertaking of its parent undertaking). For the purposes of calculating voting rights, the following voting rights are to be disregarded:(1) any voting
LR 11.1.9GRP
LR 11.1.7 R and LR 11.1.8 G will apply to the variation or novation of an existing agreement between the listed company and a related party whether or not, at the time the original agreement was entered into, that party was a related party.
LR 6.5.3GRP
1Factors that may indicate that an applicant does not satisfy the requirement in LR 6.5.1R (even where the agreement in LR 6.5.4R is in place) include: (1) an applicant has granted or may be required to grant security over its business in connection with the funding of a controlling shareholder or a member of a controlling shareholder’s group; or(2) a controlling shareholder (or any associate thereof) appears to be able to influence the operations of the applicant outside its
LR 6.5.4RRP
1An applicant with a controlling shareholder upon admission must have in place a written and legally binding agreement with its controlling shareholder which is intended to ensure that the controlling shareholder complies with undertakings that: (1) transactions and arrangements with the controlling shareholder (and/or any of its associates) will be conducted at arm’s length and on normal commercial terms;(2) neither the controlling shareholder nor any of its associates will take
LR 6.5.5RRP
1An applicant with more than one controlling shareholder is not required to enter into a separate agreement with each controlling shareholder if:(1) the applicant reasonably considers, in light of its understanding of the relationship between the relevant controlling shareholders, that a controlling shareholder can procure the compliance of another controlling shareholder and that controlling shareholder’s associates with the undertakings in LR 6.5.4R; and(2) the agreement, which
DEPP 5.1.1GRP
(1) 1A person subject to enforcement action may agree to a financial penalty or other outcome rather than contest formal action by the FCA.4Alternatively, they may enter into a focused resolution agreement and in this way partly contest the proposed action (see DEPP 5.1.8AG to DEPP 5.1.8DG).54(1A) 5Further, even if the person subject to enforcement action wishes to fully contest the proposed enforcement action, they may choose to do so by (i) agreeing to the FCA issuing the required
DEPP 5.1.8AGRP
5The issues which may be agreed under a focused resolution agreement include, but are not limited to: (1) questions of fact;(2) whether specified facts amount to a breach (or more than one breach);(3) whether action for a financial penalty and/or public censure is warranted;(4) the appropriate level of a financial penalty;(5) whether action for a suspension, restriction, condition or limitation (as defined for the purposes of DEPP 6A) is warranted;(6) the appropriate length of
DEPP 5.1.8BGRP
5The terms of any proposed focused resolution agreement:(1) will be put in writing and be agreed by FCA staff and the person concerned;(2) may refer to a draft of the proposed warning notice; and (3) may, depending upon the stage in the enforcement process at which agreement is reached, include an agreement by the person concerned to: (a) waive and not exercise any rights under sections 387 (Warning notices) and 394 (Access to Authority material) of the Act to notice of, or access
DEPP 5.1.8CGRP
5Where the proposed settlement is on the basis of a focused resolution agreement, the role of the settlement decision makers shall be as follows:(1) The settlement decision makers will decide whether or not to give a warning notice. (For the avoidance of doubt, the settlement decision makers may meet the relevant FCA staff or the person concerned in accordance with DEPP 5.1.5G and any such meeting shall not affect the settlement decision makers’ ability to decide whether or not
DEPP 5.1.8DGRP
5For the avoidance of doubt, the decision whether to agree a proposed focused resolution agreement is entirely within the discretion of the settlement decision makers.
EG 13.3.2RP
1Under sections 359 (Petitions) and 367 (Winding up Petitions) of the Act, a company or partnership is deemed to be unable to pay its debts if it is in default on an obligation to pay a sum due and payable under an agreement where the making or performance of the agreement constitutes or is part of a regulated activity which the company or partnership is carrying on.
EG 13.3.4RP
1While a default on a single agreement of the type mentioned in paragraph 13.3.2 is, under the Act, a presumption of an inability to pay debts, the FCA will consider the circumstances surrounding the default. In particular, the FCA will consider whether: (1) the default is the subject of continuing discussion between the company or partnership and the creditor, under the relevant agreement, which is likely to lead to a resolution; (2) the default is an isolated incident; (3) in
SYSC 18.5.1RRP
A firm must include a term in any settlement agreement with a worker that makes clear that nothing in such an agreement prevents a worker from making a protected disclosure.
SYSC 18.5.2ERP
(1) Firms may use the following wording, or alternative wording which has substantively the same meaning, in any settlement agreement:“For the avoidance of doubt, nothing precludes [name of worker] from making a “protected disclosure” within the meaning of Part 4A (Protected Disclosures) of the Employment Rights Act 1996. This includes protected disclosures made about matters previously disclosed to another recipient.”(2) Compliance with (1) may be relied on as tending to establish
CASS 5.2.3RRP
(1) A firm must not agree to:(a) deal in investments as agent for an insurance undertaking in connection with an insurance distribution activity3; or(b) act as agent for an insurance undertaking for the purpose of settling claims or handling premium refunds; or(c) otherwise receive money as agent of an insurance undertaking;unless:(d) it has entered into a written agreement with the insurance undertaking to that effect; and(e) it is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the terms
CASS 5.2.5GRP
A firm which provides for the protection of a client(which is not an insurance undertaking) 1under CASS 5.2 is relieved of the obligation to provide protection for that client under CASS 5.3 or CASS 5.4 to the extent of the items of client 1money protected by the agency agreement.
CASS 5.2.7GRP
A firm may operate on the basis of an agency agreement as provided for by CASS 5.2.3 R for some of its clients and with protection provided by a client money trust in accordance with CASS 5.3 or CASS 5.4 for other clients. A firm may also operate on either basis for the same client but in relation to different transactions. A firm which does so should be satisfied that its administrative systems and controls are adequate and, in accordance with CASS 5.2.4 G, should ensure that
LR 9.2.2ADRRP
13Where a listed company has a controlling shareholder, it must have in place at all times:(1) a written and legally binding agreement which is intended to ensure that the controlling shareholder complies with the undertakings in LR 6.5.4R; and (2) a constitution that allows the election and re-election of independent directors to be conducted in accordance with LR 9.2.2ER and LR 9.2.2FR (election provisions).
LR 9.2.2BRRP
9In order to comply with LR 9.2.2ADR(1)13, where a listed company will have more than one controlling shareholder, the listed company will not be required to enter into a separate agreement with each controlling shareholder if: (1) the listed company reasonably considers, in light of its understanding of the relationship between the relevant controlling shareholders, that a controlling shareholder can procure the compliance of another controlling shareholder and that controlling
LR 9.2.2HGRP
9In addition to the annual confirmation required to be included in a listed company's annual financial report under LR 9.8.4R (14), the FCA may request information from a listed company under LR 1.3.1 R (3) to confirm or verify that an undertaking in LR 6.5.4R or LR 9.2.2ADR(1)13 or a procurement obligation (as set out in LR 6.5.5R(2)(a)13 or LR 9.2.2BR (2)(a)) contained in an agreement entered into under LR 6.5.4R or LR 9.2.2ADR(1)13 is being or has been complied with.
LR 9.2.24RRP
9A listed company must notify the FCA without delay if: (1) it no longer complies with LR 9.2.2G R; (2) it becomes aware that an undertaking in LR 6.5.4R or LR 9.2.2ADR(1)13 has not been complied with by the controlling shareholder or any of its associates; or(3) it becomes aware that a procurement obligation (as set out in LR 6.5.5R(2)(a)13 or LR 9.2.2BR (2)(a)) contained in an agreement entered into under LR 6.5.4R or LR 9.2.2ADR(1)13 has not been complied with by a controlling
DEPP 3.2.11AGRP
3Where a warning notice is given on the basis of a focused resolution agreement, the RDC shall accept and not in any circumstances depart from the agreed position on the issues set out in that agreement.
DEPP 3.2.18GRP
The chairman of the relevant meeting will ensure that the meeting is conducted so as to enable:(1) the recipient of the warning notice or first supervisory notice to make representations;(2) the relevant FCA1 staff to respond to those representations;1(3) the RDC members to raise with those present any points or questions about the matter (whether in response to particular representations or more generally about the matter); and(4) the recipient of the notice to respond to points
DEPP 3.2.26GRP
FCA1 staff responsible for recommending action to the RDC will continue to assess the appropriateness of the proposed action in the light of new information or representations they receive and any material change in the facts or circumstances relating to a particular matter. It may be therefore that they decide to give a notice of discontinuance to a person to whom a warning notice or decision notice has been given. The decision to give a notice of discontinuance does not require
LR 10.2.4RRP
(1) Any agreement or arrangement with a party (other than a wholly owned subsidiary undertaking of the listed company):(a) under which a listed company agrees to discharge any liabilities for costs, expenses, commissions or losses incurred by or on behalf of that party, whether or not on a contingent basis;(b) which is exceptional; and(c) under which the maximum liability is either unlimited, or is equal to or exceeds an amount equal to 25% of the average of the listed company's
LR 10.2.5GRP
For the purposes of LR 10.2.4R (1), the FCA considers the following indemnities not to be exceptional:(1) those customarily given in connection with sale and purchase agreements;(2) those customarily given to underwriters or placing agents in an underwriting or placing agreement;(3) those given to advisers against liabilities to third parties arising out of providing advisory services; and(4) any other indemnity that is specifically permitted to be given to a director or auditor
LR 10.2.6BGRP
(1) 3The following arrangements will meet the definition of break fee arrangements in LR 10.2.6A R (although this list is not intended to be exhaustive): ‘no shop’ and ‘go shop’ type provisions, which require payment of a sum to a party in the event the seller finds an alternative purchaser; a requirement to pay another party’s wasted costs in the event a transaction fails; non refundable deposits.(2) In contrast, payments in the nature of damages (whether liquidated or unliquidated)
SUP 18.2.24GRP
The guidance set out in SUP 18.2.25 G to SUP 18.2.30 G derives from the requirements of the Solvency II Directive6 and the associated agreements between EEA regulators. Schedule 12 of the Act implements some of these requirements.6
SUP 18.2.26GRP
The transferor will need to provide the appropriate regulator7 with the information that the Home State regulator requires from the appropriate regulator7. This information includes:77(1) the transfer agreement or a draft, with:(a) the names and addresses of the transferor and transferee; and(b) the classes of insurance business and details of the nature of the risks or commitments to be transferred;(2) for the business to be transferred (both before and after reinsurance):(a)
SUP 18.2.28GRP
If the transferor is a UK insurer (other than a pure reinsurer)7 and the business to be transferred includes business carried on from a branch in another EEA State, then the appropriate regulator7 has to consult the Host State regulator, who has 3 months to respond. The appropriate regulator7 will need to be given the information that the Host State regulator requires from it. This information should identify the parties to the transfer and include the transfer agreement or draft
SUP 18.2.29GRP
If the transferor is a7UK insurer and the business to be transferred includes a long-term insurance contract (other than reinsurance) for which the state of the commitment is an EEA state other than the United Kingdom, then the appropriate regulator7 has to consult the Host State regulator. If the transferor is a7UK insurer and the business to be transferred includes a general insurance contract (other than reinsurance) for which the state of the risk is an EEA state other than
BIPRU 13.4.17RRP
In application of the CCR mark to market method:(1) in BIPRU 13.4.2 R a firm may obtain the current replacement cost for the contracts included in a netting agreement by taking account of the actual hypothetical net replacement cost which results from the agreement; in the case where netting leads to a net obligation for the firm calculating the net replacement cost, the current replacement cost is calculated as "0"; and(2) in BIPRU 13.4.3 R a firm may reduce the figure for potential
BIPRU 13.4.18RRP
For the calculation of the potential future credit exposure according to the formula in BIPRU 13.4.17 R perfectly matching contracts included in the netting agreement may be taken into account as a single contract with a notional principal equivalent to the net receipts.[Note: BCD Annex III Part 7 point c(ii) (part)]
MCOB 2.9.1RRP
(1) 1A firm must not enter into an agreement with a customer under which a charge is, or may become, payable for an optional additional product unless the customer has actively elected to obtain that specific product. (2) A firm must not impose a charge on a customer for an optional additional product under an agreement entered into on or after 1 April 2016 unless the customer actively elected to obtain that specific product before becoming bound to pay the charge.(3) A firm must
MCOB 2.9.3GRP
Firms are reminded that a similar prohibition on opt-out selling of add-on products is imposed by The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 in relation to optional additional agreements where the main sale is not a financial service or product.
LR 10.8.9GRP
(1) When a listed company enters into a joint venture it should consider how this chapter applies.(2) It is common, when entering into a joint venture, for the partners to include exit provisions in the terms of the agreement. These typically give each partner a combination of rights and obligations to either sell their own holding or to acquire their partner's holding should certain triggering events occur.(3) If the listed company does not retain sole discretion over the event
COLL 5.5.7AGRP
2An agreement providing appropriate protection to unitholders for the purposes of COLL 5.5.7 R (4)(b) includes one made in accordance with the 1995 International Swaps and Derivatives Association Credit Support Annex (English Law) to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Master Agreement.
COLL 5.5.8RRP
(1) Any power in this chapter to invest in transferable securities may be used for the purpose of entering into transactions to which this rule applies, subject to compliance with any restriction in the instrument constituting the fund.55(2) This rule applies to any agreement or understanding which:(a) is an underwriting or sub-underwriting agreement; or(b) contemplates that securities will or may be issued or subscribed for or acquired for the account of the authorised fund.(3)
MCOB 2.7.2GRP
For any electronic communication with a customer in relation to a home finance transaction3 a firm should: 3(1) have in place appropriate arrangements, including contingency plans, to ensure the secure transmission and receipt of the communication; it should also be able to verify the authenticity and integrity of the communication together with the date and time sent and received; the arrangements should be proportionate and take into account the different levels of risk in a
MCOB 2.7.3GRP
A firm should note that GEN 2.2.14 R (References to writing) does not affect any other legal requirement that may apply in relation to the form or manner of executing a document or agreement.