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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 6.8.4ARRP
3If a customer has not entered into an agreement referred to in section 155(2) of the CCA within six months of the customer being introduced by the firm to a potential source of credit or of bailment (or in Scotland of hire), or 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 that article)5, as soon as reasonably practicable after the expiry of that six-month period a firm
CONC 1.2.4GRP
The credit-related regulated activities comprise consumer credit lending, credit broking, debt counselling, debt adjusting, debt administration, debt collecting, providing credit information services, providing credit references, operating an electronic system in relation to lending (but, other than in FEES and SUP, only insofar as it relates to a borrower or prospective borrower under a P2P agreement)1 and consumer hiring.
CONC 1.2.7GRP
(1) 2CONC does not apply to credit agreements secured on land, with some limited exceptions as set out in (3) and (4), below. (2) Agreements secured by a second or subsequent charge on the customer’s home are, where regulated, governed by MCOB from 21 March 2016 (subject to transitional provisions allowing for the earlier adoption of MCOB). For detailed guidance on the regulation of secured lending, see PERG 4.(3) The agreements secured on land to which CONC may apply include
CONC 1.2.8RRP
2Subject to CONC 1.2.10R:(1) the following provisions of CONC apply to an MCD article 3(1)(b) creditor and to an MCD article 3(1)(b) credit intermediary:(a) CONC 1.2 and CONC 1.3 (application and purpose and guidance on financial difficulties); (b) CONC 2.2 (general principles for credit-related regulated activities);(c) CONC 2.7 (distance marketing);(d) CONC 2.8 (e-commerce); and(e) CONC 2.9 (prohibition of unsolicited credit tokens);(2) the following provisions of CONC additionally
PERG 8.17-A.7GRP
There are three other controlled activities that involve both of the controlled investments of relevant credit agreements and consumer hire agreements:(1) credit broking;(2) debt adjusting;(3) debt counselling;
PERG 8.17-A.8GRP
The controlled activities in PERG 8.17-A.6 G and PERG 8.17-A.7 G are substantially the same as the regulated activities of operating an electronic system in relation to lending, credit broking, debt adjusting and debt counselling (although 2an activity is not the controlled activity of credit broking to the extent that it constitutes the controlled activity of arranging qualifying credit). Guidance on these regulated activities is given in PERG 2.7.7E G (credit broking), PERG
CONC 15.1.1RRP
This chapter applies to:(1) a firm with respect to consumer credit lending in relation to regulated credit agreements secured on land; and (2) a firm with respect to credit broking in relation to credit agreements secured on land.
CONC 15.1.2GRP
Firms which carry on consumer credit lending or credit broking should comply with all rules which apply to that regulated activity in CONC and other parts of the Handbook. For example, CONC 7 applies to matters concerning arrears, default and recovery (including repossession) and applies generally, including to agreements to which this chapter applies. This chapter sets out specific additional requirements and guidance that apply in relation to credit agreements secured on land
PERG 2.7.7EGRP
15There are six activities that fall within credit broking. These are:(1) effecting an introduction of an individual who wishes to enter into a credit agreement to another person, with a view to that person entering as lender into a credit agreement by way of business;(2) effecting an introduction of an individual who wishes to enter into a consumer hire agreement to another person, with a view to that person entering as owner into a consumer hire agreement by way of business
PERG 2.7.7FGRP
15An activity is not credit broking within PERG 2.7.7EG (1), PERG 2.7.7EG (4), PERG 2.7.7EG (5) or PERG 2.7.7EG (6) if the exemption relating to the number of repayments to be made would apply to the credit agreement, see PERG 2.7.19G G.
PERG 2.7.7GGRP
15An activity is also not credit broking within PERG 2.7.7EG (1) to PERG 2.7.7EG (6) in so far as the activity is operating an electronic system in relation to lending, see PERG 2.7.7H G.
CONC 6.1.2GRP
(1) CONC 6.2, CONC 6.5 and CONC 6.7 apply to firms with respect to consumer credit lending.(2) CONC 6.3 applies to current account agreements that would be regulated credit agreements if the customer overdraws on the account.(3) CONC 6.4 and CONC 6.6 apply to firms which carry on consumer credit lending in relation to regulated credit agreements and firms which carry on consumer hiring in relation to regulated consumer hire agreements.(4) CONC 6.7.17 R to CONC 6.7.26 R also apply
CONC 5.4.1RRP
This section applies to a firm with respect to credit broking.
PERG 2.11.5GRP
There are also exemptions from credit broking, debt adjusting, debt-counselling and providing credit information services for an enterprise scheme as long as it does not carry on the activity for, or with the prospect of, direct or indirect pecuniary gain. Sums reasonably regarded as necessary to meet the costs of carrying on the activity do not constitute a pecuniary gain for this purpose.
PERG 2.9.23GRP
12This group of exclusions applies, in specified circumstances, to the regulated activities of:(1) accepting deposits; (2) dealing in investments as agent;(3) arranging (bringing about) deals in investments;(4) making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments;(5) arranging (bringing about) regulated mortgage contracts;(6) making arrangements with a view to regulated mortgage contracts;(7) arranging (bringing about) a home reversion plan;(8) making arrangements with
PERG 2.9.28GRP
16This group of exclusions applies, in specified circumstances, to the regulated activities of:(1) arranging (bringing about) regulated mortgage contracts;(2) making arrangements with a view to regulated mortgage contracts;(3) credit broking;(4) advising on regulated mortgage contracts;(5) advising on regulated credit agreements for the acquisition of land;(6) exercising, or having the right to exercise, the lender's rights and duties under a regulated credit agreement;(7) entering
COND 1.1A.5AGRP
(1) 2The FCAthreshold conditions apply to a person that carries on, or seeks to carry on, only relevant credit activities (within paragraph 2G of Schedule 6 to the Act) and which therefore has, or is applying for, limited permission with a number of modifications (see article 10(19) of the Regulated Activities Amendment Order). Regulated activities a person carries on in relation to which sections 20(1) and (1A) and 23(1A) of the Act do not apply as a result of section 39(1D)
CONC 2.5A.7GRP
(1) The information displayed on the price comparison website (for example, information concerning a loan, the results of a search or claims about the market coverage of the website) will need to comply with the financial promotion rules in CONC 3. In particular, it will need to comply with the requirement for a communication or a financial promotion to be clear, fair and not misleading. The results of a search also need to comply with the detailed rules in CONC 3.5. In particular,
CONC 3.5.1RRP
This section applies:(1) to a financial promotion in relation to consumer credit lending;(2) to a financial promotion in relation to credit broking in relation to regulated credit agreements;(3) to a financial promotion in relation to activities specified in article 36A(1)(a) or (c) of the Regulated Activities Order in relation to what would be regulated credit agreements but for a relevant provision, but only where the firm also carries on such activities in relation to regulated
PERG 2.4.9GRP
4Whether a credit agreement or consumer hire agreement is subject to the law of a country outside the United Kingdom is immaterial to whether an activity is credit broking, see PERG 2.7.7E G.
CONC 3.1.3RRP
This chapter, unless a rule in CONC 3 specifies differently, applies to:(1) a communication with a customer in relation to a credit agreement;(2) the communication or approval for communication of a financial promotion in relation to a credit agreement;(3) a communication with a customer in relation to credit broking;(4) the communication or approval for communication of a financial promotion in relation to credit broking;(5) a communication with a borrower or a prospective borrower
SYSC 7.1.9RRP
A firm must base credit-granting on sound and well-defined criteria and clearly establish the process for approving, amending, renewing, and re-financing credits.15
CONC 4.1.2RRP
CONC 4.1.4 R applies to a firm with respect to credit broking, including where the firm provides a quotation acting on behalf of a customer.
CONC 3.3.2RRP
A firm must ensure that a communication or a financial promotion:(1) uses plain and intelligible language;(2) is easily legible (or, in the case of any information given orally, clearly audible);(3) specifies the name of the person making the communication or communicating the financial promotion or the person on whose behalf the financial promotion is made; and(4) in the case of a communication or financial promotion in relation to credit broking, specifies3 the name3 of the
CONC 5A.4.16RRP
Where a borrower or a prospective borrower pays a charge: (1) to a firm, that carries on or has carried on credit broking in relation to an agreement or prospective agreement for high-cost short-term credit, which is in the same group as the firm which is to facilitate, facilitates or has facilitated the provision of credit under the agreement for high-cost short-term credit; or (2) to a firm, that carries on or has carried on credit broking in relation to an agreement or prospective
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,