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If a firm makes a personal recommendation in relation to a life policy, it must provide the client with a suitability report.[Note: first and third paragraphs of article 20(1) of the IDD8]
A firm must provide the suitability report to the client:(1) in the case of a life policy, before the contract is concluded8; (2) in the case of a personal pension scheme or stakeholder pension scheme that is not a life policy8, where the rules on cancellation (COBS 15) require notification of the right to cancel, no later than the fourteenth day after the contract is concluded;11(2A) in the case of a pension transfer or pension conversion, in good time before the transaction
In the case of telephone selling of a life policy, when the only contact between a firm and its client before conclusion of a contract is by telephone, the suitability report must be given in accordance with COBS 7.4.8[Note: article 23(7) of the IDD8]
The suitability report must, at least:(1) specify, on the basis of the information obtained from the client,8 the client's demands and needs;(2) explain why the firm has concluded that the recommended transaction is suitable for the client having regard to the information provided by the client; 8(3) explain any possible disadvantages of the transaction for the client; and8(4) in the case of a life policy, include a personalised recommendation explaining why a particular life
If a firm is providing a suitability report in the course of insurance distribution activity8, the information must be in accordance with COBS 7.4.8[Note: article 23 of the IDD8]
If the firm makes a personal recommendation to a professional client to take out a life policy which is not an insurance-based investment product5, this chapter applies, but4 only those rules which implemented6 the requirements of the IDD5.
(1) A firm must:3(a) take reasonable steps to ensure that a personal recommendation, or a decision to trade, is suitable for its client; and3(b) ensure that any life policy proposed is consistent with the client’s insurance demands and needs.3(2) When making the personal recommendation or managing his investments, the firm must obtain the necessary information regarding the client's:(a) knowledge and experience in the investment field relevant to the specific type of designated
COBS 18.11.2RRP
COBS does not apply to an authorised professional firm with respect to its non-mainstream regulated activities, except that:(1) the fair, clear and not misleading rule applies;(2) the financial promotion rules apply as modified below;(3) the rules in the following parts of COBS which implemented4 the IDD apply in relation to insurance distribution activities:3(a) COBS 2.1.1R, COBS 2.2A and COBS 2.3A (Conduct of business obligations);3(b) COBS 4 (Communicating with clients, including
1This chapter applies to a firm carrying on insurance distribution activities2 in relation to a life policy, but only if the State of the commitment is an the United Kingdom3.2 [Note: articles 1, 20(1) and 232 of the IDD2]