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MCOB 4.6.1GRP
A consumer2 has no right to cancel a home finance transaction1 concluded with a firm but may have a right to cancel a distance contract concluded with a mortgage intermediary,3 a home purchase intermediary or a SRB intermediary31for the provision of his services. Whether a mortgage intermediary,3 a home purchase intermediary or a SRB intermediary31 concludes a distance mortgage mediation contract,3 a distance home purchase mediation contract or a distance regulated sale and rent
MCOB 4.6.2GRP
The information provided in accordance with MCOB 4 Annex 3(5) should be sufficiently clear, prominent and informative to enable the consumer2 to understand the right to cancel.2
MCOB 4.6.3GRP
Where the notice of the right to cancel forms part of another document, or is one of a number of documents sent to the consumer2 at the same time, a firm should ensure that the presence of the notice of the right to cancel is drawn to the consumer's2 attention.22
MCOB 4.6.4RRP
(1) A consumer2 has a right to cancel a distance mortgage mediation contract,3 a distance home purchase mediation contract or a distance regulated sale and rent back mediation contract31 in accordance with this section.23(2) The right to cancel must be exercised within 14 days beginning on the later of:(a) the day of the conclusion of the contract; or(b) the day on which the consumer2 receives the contractual terms and conditions and other information required by MCOB 4.4 and
MCOB 4.6.5RRP
A consumer2 who has a right to cancel a distance mortgage mediation contract, a distance home purchase mediation contract or a distance regulated sale and rent back mediation contract31 may, without giving any reason, cancel the contract by serving notice on the firm, before the expiry of the cancellation period in MCOB 4.6.4 R either:23(1) by serving on, or otherwise sending by post, notice to the firm's last known address, addressed to the firm, its appointed representative
MCOB 4.6.6RRP
Where the notice of cancellation is in a durable medium and is served in accordance with MCOB 4.6.5 R, it must be treated as being served on the firm on the date it is despatched by the consumer2.2
MCOB 4.6.7GRP
In the event of any dispute, unless there is clear written evidence to the contrary, the firm should treat the date cited by the consumer2 as being the date when notice was given, posted or otherwise sent.2
MCOB 4.6.8RRP
By exercising a right to cancel under MCOB 4.6.4 R the consumer2 withdraws from the contract and the entire contract is terminated.2
MCOB 4.6.9GRP
Regulation 11 (Automatic cancellation of an attached distance contract) of the Distance Marketing Regulations, has the effect that when notice of cancellation is given in relation to a contract, that notice also operates to cancel any attached contract, which is also a distance financial services contract. An example of such an attached contract might be a distance non-investment insurance contract.
MCOB 4.6.10RRP
When a consumer2 exercises a right to cancel under MCOB 4.6.4 R:2(1) the firm must:(a) pay to the consumer2 without delay, and no later than 30 days after the date on which the firm received notice of cancellation from him, any sums which he has paid to or for the benefit of the firm in connection with the contract (including sums paid by the consumer2 to agents of the firm) except for the amount referred to in (b);22(b) subject to (c), the firm is permitted to require the consumer2
MCOB 4.6.11RRP
Where notice of cancellation has been served on a firm (or its appointed representative or agent), the firm must make and retain a record (which includes a copy of any receipt of notice issued to the consumer2 and the consumer's2 original notice instructions) for three years from the date when the firm first became aware that notice of cancellation had been served.22
CONC 11.1.1RRP
Except as provided for in CONC 11.1.2 R or where PROF 5.4.1 R (1) or PROF 5.4.1 R (2) applies, a consumer has a right to cancel a distance contract without penalty and without giving any reason, within 14 calendar days where that contract is:(1) a credit agreement;(2) an agreement between a consumer and a firm the subject matter of which comprises or relates to credit broking,1debt counselling, debt adjusting, providing credit information services or providing credit references,
CONC 11.1.2RRP
(1) For a credit agreement there is no right to cancel under CONC 11.1.1 R, unless (2) or (3) applies, in respect of:(a) a regulated consumer credit agreement (within the meaning of that section) to which section 66A (right to withdraw) of the CCA applies;(b) a credit agreement under which a lender provides credit to a consumer and where the consumer's obligation to repay is secured by a legal mortgage on land;(c) a credit agreement cancelled under regulation 15(1) of the Consumer
CONC 11.1.3GRP
Section 66A of the CCA (right to withdraw) does not apply to an agreement for credit exceeding £60,260 (unless the agreement is a residential renovation agreement)2, an agreement secured on land, a restricted-use credit agreement to finance the purchase of land or an agreement for a bridging loan in connection with the purchase of land. Section 67 of the CCA (cancellable agreements) applies to regulated credit agreements (apart from agreements secured on land, restricted-use credit
CONC 11.1.6RRP
(1) The firm must disclose to a consumer in good time before or, if that is not possible, immediately after the consumer is bound by a contract to which the right to cancel applies under CONC 11.1.1 R, and in a durable medium, the existence of the right to cancel, its duration and the conditions for exercising it including information on the amount which the consumer may be required to pay, the consequences of not exercising it and practical instructions for exercising it, indicating
CONC 11.1.7RRP
If a consumer exercises the right to cancel the consumer must, before the expiry of the cancellation period, notify this following the practical instructions given to him. The deadline shall be deemed to have been observed if the notification, if in a durable medium available and accessible to the recipient, is dispatched before the cancellation period expires.[Note: article 6(6) of the Distance Marketing Directive for distance contracts]
CONC 11.1.8GRP
The firm should accept any indication that the consumer wishes to cancel as long as it satisfies the conditions for notification. In the event of any dispute, unless there is clear written evidence to the contrary, the firm should treat the date cited by the consumer as the date when the notification was dispatched.
CONC 11.1.9RRP
The firm must make adequate records concerning the exercise of a right to cancel and retain them for at least three years.
CONC 11.1.10RRP
By exercising a right to cancel, a consumer withdraws from the contract and the contract is terminated.
CONC 11.1.11RRP
(1) When a consumer exercises the right to cancel the consumer may only be required to pay, without any undue delay, for the service actually provided by the firm in accordance with the contract. The amount payable must not:(a) exceed an amount which is in proportion to the extent of the service already provided in comparison with the full coverage of the contract;(b) in any case be such that it could be construed as a penalty.[Note: article 7(1), (2) and (3) of the Distance Marketing
CONC 11.1.12RRP
The firm must, without undue delay and within 30 calendar days, return to the consumer any sums it has received from the consumer except for any amount that the consumer may be required to pay under CONC 11.1.11 R. This period begins from the day on which the firm receives the notification of cancellation.[Note: article 7(1), (2) and (3) of the Distance Marketing Directive in relation to distance contracts]
CONC 11.1.13RRP
The firm is entitled to receive from the consumer any sums or property the consumer has received from the firm without any undue delay and no later than within 30 calendar days. This period begins from the day on which the consumer dispatches the notification of cancellation.[Note: article 7(5) of the Distance Marketing Directive in relation to distance contracts]
CONC 11.1.14RRP
Any sums payable under this section on cancellation of a contract are owed as simple contract debts and may be set off against each other.
ICOBS 7.1.1RRP
1A consumer has a right to cancel, without penalty and without giving any reason, within:(1) 30 days for a contract of insurance which is, or has elements of, a pure protection contract or payment protection contract; or(2) 14 days for any other contract of insurance or distance contract.[Note: article 6(1) of the Distance Marketing Directive in relation to a distance contract and article 186 of the Solvency II Directive2 in relation to a pure protection contract] 2
ICOBS 7.1.2GRP
A firm may provide longer or additional cancellation rights voluntarily, but if it does these should be on terms at least as favourable to the consumer as those in this chapter, unless the differences are clearly explained.
ICOBS 7.1.3RRP
The right to cancel does not apply to:(1) a travel and baggage policy or similar short-term policy of less than one month's duration; (2) a policy the performance of which has been fully completed by both parties at the consumer's express request before the consumer exercises his right to cancel;(3) a pure protection contract of six months' duration or less which is not a distance contract;(4) a pure protection contract effected by the trustees of an occupational pension scheme,
ICOBS 7.1.5RRP
The cancellation period begins either:(1) from the day of the conclusion of the contract, except in respect of a pure protection contract where the time limit begins when the customer is informed that the contract has been concluded; or(2) from the day on which the consumer receives the contractual terms and conditions and any other pre-contractual information required under this sourcebook, if that is later than the date referred to above.[Note: article 186(1) of the Solvency
ICOBS 7.1.6RRP
If a consumer exercises the right to cancel he must, before the expiry of the relevant deadline, notify this following the practical instructions given to him. The deadline shall be deemed to have been observed if the notification, if on paper or another durable medium, is dispatched before the deadline expires.[Note: article 6(1) and (6) of the Distance Marketing Directive]
ICOBS 7.2.1RRP
By exercising the right to cancel, the consumer withdraws from the contract and the contract is terminated.
ICOBS 7.2.2RRP
(1) When a consumer exercises the right to cancel he may only be required to pay, without any undue delay, for the service actually provided by the firm in accordance with the contract.(2) The amount payable must not:(a) exceed an amount which is in proportion to the extent of the service already provided in comparison with the full coverage of the contract; and(b) in any case be such that it could be construed as a penalty.(3) A firm must not require a consumer to pay any amount:(a)
ICOBS 7.2.6RRP
(1) A firm must, without any undue delay and no later than within 30 days, return to a consumer any sums it has received from him in accordance with the contract, except as specified in this section.(2) This period shall begin from the day on which the firm receives the notification of cancellation.[Note: article 7(4) of the Distance Marketing Directive]
ICOBS 7.2.7RRP
(1) A firm is entitled to receive from a consumer any sums and/or property he has received from the firm without any undue delay and no later than within 30 days.(2) This period shall begin from the day on which the consumer dispatches the notification of cancellation.[Note: article 7(5) of the Distance Marketing Directive]
ICOBS 7.2.10GRP
A consumer's notice to cancel a distance contract may also operate to cancel any attached contract which is also a distance financial services contract. This is unless the consumer gives notice that cancellation of the contract is not to operate to cancel the attached contract. (See the Distance Marketing Regulations.) Where relevant, this should be disclosed to the consumer along with other information on cancellation.
COBS 15.5.2RRP
This chapter applies as modified to the extent necessary for it to be compatible with any enactment.
COBS 15.5.3GRP
For example:(1) the Child Trust Fund Regulations contain provisions relevant to cancellation rights; in particular they provide that any uninvested sums held in connection with a CTF should be held in a designated bank account; and the effect of conditions 4(a) and (b) in regulation 5 of the Child Trust Fund Regulations (applicable to non-HMRC allocated CTF) is that a CTF opened by way of distance contract has a cancellable management agreement in all cases and the CTF cannot
COBS 15.5.4GRP
When a consumer cancels a distance contract under this chapter, his notice may also operate to cancel any attached contract which is also a distance financial services contract unless the consumer gives notice that cancellation of the main contract is not to operate to cancel the attached contract (see regulation 12 of the Distance Marketing Regulations). Where relevant, this should be disclosed to the consumer along with other information on cancellation.
COBS 15.5.6GRP
Where a life policy or unit bought on opening or transferring an ISA is cancellable, the right to cancel, or substitute right to withdraw, applies to the entire arrangement. For example, a maxi-ISA comprising a life policy in the stocks and shares component and a cash component would be cancellable as a whole with a cancellation period of 30 calendar days. However, a firm is free to give the consumer the option of cancelling individual components separately with the same cancellation
DISP App 3.7.3ERP
In such cases the firm should pay to the complainant a sum equal to the total amount paid by the complainant in respect of the payment protection contract including historic interest where relevant (plus simple interest on that amount). If the complainant has received any rebate, for example if the customer cancelled a single premium payment protection contract before it ran full term and received a refund, the firm may deduct the value of this rebate from the amount otherwise
DISP App 3.7.4ERP
Additionally, where a single premium was added to a loan:(1) for live policies:(a) subject to DISP App 3.7.5 E, where there remains an outstanding loan balance, the firm should, where possible, arrange for the loan to be restructured (without charge to the complainant but using any applicable cancellation value) with the effect of:(i) removing amounts relating to the payment protection contract (including any interest and charges); and(ii) ensuring the number and amounts of any
DISP App 3.7.8ERP
If a firm chooses to make this presumption, then it should do so fairly and for all relevant complainants in a relevant category of sale. It should not, for example, only use the approach for those complainants it views as being a lower underwriting risk or those complainants who have cancelled their policies.
Additionally, where a single premium was added to a loan, DISP App 3.7.4 E applies except that in respect of DISP App 3.7.4 E (1)(a) the cancellation value should only be used if the complainant expressly wishes to cancel the policy.
Where the firm presumes that the complainant would have purchased a regular premium payment protection contract and if the complainant expressly wishes it, the existing cover should continue until the end of the existing policy term. The complainant should pay the price of the alternative regular premium payment protection contract (at DISP App 3.7.13 E) and should be able to cancel at any time. This pricing does not apply where DISP App 3.7.4 E (1)(b) applies.
So that the complainant can make the decision on the continuation of cover from an informed position, the firm should:(1) offer to provide details of the existing payment protection contract;(2) inform the complainant that he may be able to find similar cover more cheaply from another provider in the event that he chooses to cancel the policy and take an alternative but remind the complainant that if his circumstances (for example, his health or employment prospects) have changed
COBS 15.3.1RRP
If a consumer exercises his right to cancel he must, before the expiry of the relevant deadline, notify this following the practical instructions given to him. The deadline shall be deemed to have been observed if the notification, if in a durable medium available and accessible to the recipient, is dispatched before the deadline expires. [Note: article 6 (6) of the Distance Marketing Directive]
COBS 15.3.2RRP
A consumer need not give any reason for exercising his right to cancel. [Note: article 6(1) of the Distance Marketing Directive]
COBS 15.3.4RRP
The firm must make adequate records concerning the exercise of a right to cancel or withdraw and retain them:(1) indefinitely in relation to a pension transfer, pension opt-out or FSAVC;(2) for at least five years in relation to a life policy, pension contract, personal pension scheme,1stakeholder pension scheme or lifetime ISA1; and(3) for at least three years in any other case.
MCOB 4.5.1GRP
(1) There are certain additional disclosure requirements laid down by the Distance Marketing Directive that will have to be provided by a mortgage intermediary,6 a home purchase intermediary and a SRB intermediary64 to a consumer5 prior to the conclusion of a distance mortgage mediation contract,66 a distance home purchase mediation contract4 or a distance regulated sale and rent back mediation contract.6 The purpose of this section, MCOB 4.5, is to set out those additional requirements.
MCOB 4.5.2RRP
If the initial contact7 is with a consumer5 with a view to concluding a distance mortgage mediation contract,6 a distance home purchase mediation contract or a distance regulated sale and rent back mediation contract6,4 a firm must:7546(1) in addition to initial disclosure information and any other required information, provide the consumer5 with the information in MCOB 4 Annex 3 in a durable medium in good time before the conclusion of the distance mortgage mediation contract,6distance
COBS 15.2.3RRP
The cancellation period begins:(1) either from the day of the conclusion of the contract, except in respect of contracts relating to life policies where the time limit will begin from the time when the consumer is informed that the contract has been concluded; or(2) from the day on which the consumer receives the contractual terms and conditions and any other pre-contractual information required under this sourcebook or the PRIIPs Regulation7, if that is later than the date referred
COBS 15.2.4GRP
If a firm does not give a consumer the required information about the right to cancel and other matters, the contract remains cancellable and the consumer will not be liable for any shortfall.
CONC 6.8.3GRP
(1) Under section 155 of the CCA an individual has a right to a refund of the firm's fee (less £5) (or for that fee not to be payable) where the individual has not entered into an agreement to which section 155 applies within six months of an introduction:5(a) to a source of credit or of bailment (or in Scotland of hire); or5(b) to another firm that carries on credit broking of the kind specified in article 36A(1)(a) to (c) of the RAO disregarding the effect of paragraph (2) of
CONC 6.8.5GRP
(1) An individual does not need to refer to the right under section 155 of the CCA in order to be entitled to a refund.(2) A firm should respond promptly to a request for a refund. Firms are reminded of the rule in CONC 11.1.12R to return sums without undue delay, and within 30 calendar days, on cancellation of a distance contract.4(3) In circumstances where individuals request refunds and the firm knows, or ought to know, that agreements to which section 155 applies would not
Additionally, where a single premium policy was added to a loan:(1) for live policies, where there remains an outstanding loan balance, the firm should, where possible, arrange for the loan to be restructured (without charge to the complainant but using any applicable cancellation value) with the effect of ensuring the number and amounts of any future repayments (including any interest and charges) are the same as would have applied if the commission plus anticipated profit share
Additionally, for a regular premium payment protection contract, where the policy is live the firm should disclose the current level of known or reasonably foreseeable commission and currently anticipated profit share and give the complainant the choice of continuing with the policy without change or cancelling the policy without penalty.
CONC 8.4.2RRP
A firm must include in its written contract (other than a credit agreement to which the Consumer Credit (Agreements) Regulations 2010 apply) the following matters:(1) the nature of the service to be provided by the firm, including the specific debt solution to be offered to the customer; [Note: paragraph 3.40b of DMG](2) the duration of the contract; [Note: paragraph 3.40c of DMG](3) the total cost of the firm's service or, where it is not possible to state the total cost, the
COBS 15.1.1GRP
1This chapter is relevant to a firm that enters into a contract cancellable under this chapter. In summary, this means it is relevant to:(1) most providers of retail financial products that are based on designated investments; and2(2) firms that enter into distance contracts with consumers that relate to designated investment business; and32(3) firms that enter into distance contracts the making or performance of which by the firm constitutes, or is part of, the activity of issuing
MCOB 2.6A.9GRP
A firm is unlikely, for example, to be treating its customer fairly in relation to termination of a home purchase plan, home reversion plan or regulated sale and rent back agreement2if:(1) the grounds on which it may terminate all or part of a plan or agreement2 are unduly wide, or on which a customer may terminate are unduly narrow; or(2) the customer is not given appropriate notice of termination.
MCOB 2.6A.10GRP
A firm is also unlikely to be treating its customer fairly if, upon termination of an agreement under a home purchase plan, home reversion plan or regulated sale and rent back agreement,2 the customer does not receive (net of any reasonable sums payable by the customer):(1) in the case of a home reversion plan or regulated sale and rent back agreement2 where the customer retains a beneficial interest in the property, the value of that beneficial interest; or(2) in the case of
CONC 2.10.20GRP
Where a firm understands, or reasonably suspects, a customer has or may have a mental capacity limitation the firm should take particular care that the customer is not provided with credit which the firm knows, or reasonably believes, to be unsuitable to the customer's needs, even where the credit would be affordable.[Note: paragraph 4.43 of MCG]
CONC 7.6.16RRP
A firm must not by any means improperly or unfairly inhibit or discourage a customer from cancelling a continuous payment authority including by:(1) misleading the customer, expressly or by omission, regarding the right to cancel and how it may be exercised; or(2) failing to respond promptly to requests by or on behalf of the customer to amend or cancel the continuous payment authority; or(3) intimidating a customer who wishes to cancel the continuous payment authority; or(4)
CONC 7.6.17RRP
A firm must cease to exercise its rights under the continuous payment authority once it is notified that the continuous payment authority has been cancelled. [Note: paragraph 3.9miv of DCG]
COBS 6.1A.22AGRP
6To comply with the rule on providing a retail client with the right to cancel an ongoing service for the provision of personal recommendations or related services without penalty (COBS 6.1A.22R (1)(b)) a firm should:(1) ensure that any notice period of the retail client's right of cancellation is reasonable; (2) not make any charge in respect of cancellation of the ongoing service except for an amount which is in proportion to the extent of the service already provided by the
COBS 6.1A.22BRRP
6If a retail client exercises his right to cancel an ongoing service, the firm must clearly disclose to the retail client whether charges for other services provided by the firm, such as custody services, will continue to be payable by the retail client.
ICOBS 6.2.5RRP
(1) A firm must provide a consumer with information on the right to cancel a policy.(2) The information to be provided on the right to cancel is:(a) its existence;(b) its duration;(c) the conditions for exercising it;(d) information on the amount which the consumer may be required to pay if he exercises it;(e) the consequences of not exercising it; and(f) the practical instructions for exercising it.(3) The information must be provided in good time before conclusion of the contract
MAR 7A.3.8RRP
A firm must:(1) arrange for records to be kept to enable it to meet MAR 7A.3.7R; and(2) (where it engages in a high-frequency algorithmic trading technique2) store, in the approved form, accurate and time-sequenced records of all its placed orders, including: (a) cancelled orders; (b) executed orders; and (c) quotations on trading venues. [Note: article 17(2) of MiFID and MiFID RTS 6 specifying the format and content of the approved form referred to in MAR 7A.3.8R(2), and
MCOB 4.10.4GRP
1The guidance on initial disclosure requirements in MCOB 4.4A3 may be relevant; in this context, that guidance should be read using home purchase plan terminology instead of the equivalent regulated mortgage contract terminology, where appropriate3.Additional requirements for distance home purchase mediation contracts with retail customersNote: The rules regarding additional disclosure requirements for, and cancellation of, distance home purchase mediation contracts are set out