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DISP 1.1A.1RRP
1This section: (1) applies to the MiFID complaints of a MiFID investment firm and does not apply to complaints that are not MiFID complaints; (2) also applies to the MiFID complaints of a third country investment firm received from a retail client or an elective professional client but does not apply to complaints that are not MiFID complaints; and (3) applies certain other provisions in DISP 1 to such complaints.
DISP 1.1A.5GRP
In contrast to the other provisions in DISP 1 which generally apply to complaints from eligible complainants, subject to DISP 1.1A.6R: (1) the obligations in this section that apply to the MiFID complaints of MiFID investment firms, apply to complaints from “clients” as defined in MiFID (which includes retail clients, professional clients and (in relation to eligible counterparty business) eligible counterparties; and(2) the obligations in this section that apply to the MiFID
DISP 1.1A.7RRP

The table below sets out how DISP 1.1A applies to MiFID complaints relating to:

  1. (1)

    the activities of a MiFID investment firm carried on from an establishment in the United Kingdom;

  2. (2)

    the equivalent business of a third country investment firm where the complaint is received from a retail client or an elective professional client;

  3. (3)

    activities carried on from a branch of a UK firm in another EEA State; and

  4. (4)

    activities carried on from a branch of an EEA firm in the United Kingdom.

Table: Application of DISP 1.1A to the MiFID business of firms in the UK, and the equivalent business of third country investment firms, branches of UK firms and UK branches of EEA firms

(1) Provision

(2) Provision applies to the MiFID business of a firm carried on from an establishment in the UK?

(3) Provision applies to the equivalent third country business of a third country investment firm where the complaint is received from a retail client or an elective professional client?

(4) Provision applies to a branch of a UK firm in another EEA State?

(5) Provision applies to a branch of an EEA firm in the UK?

1.1A.10EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.11R

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.12EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.13EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.14G

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

1.1A.15G

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

1.1A.16EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.17EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.18EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.19G

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

1.1A.20R

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.21G

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.22R

Yes

Yes

No

No

1.1A.23R

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.24EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.25EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.26R

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.27G

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.28R

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.29EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.30EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.31R

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.32G

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.33G

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.34G

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.35R

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.36R

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.37EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.38EU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1.1A.39R

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

1.1A.40R

Yes

Yes

No

No

1.1A.41G

Yes

Yes

No

No

1.1A.42R

No

No

Yes

No

Notes

(1) The provisions marked “EU” in the table are ‘directly applicable’ which means they apply to all MiFID investment firms in relation to MiFID complaints by virtue of the MiFID Org Regulation.

(2) This table should be read in conjunction with the rules and guidance in DISP 1.1A.1R to DISP 1.1A.6R.

DISP 1.1A.9GRP

References in column (1) to a word or phrase used in those provisions marked “EU” have the meaning indicated in column (2) of the table below:

(1)

(2)

“complaint”

MiFID complaint

“investment firm” and “firm”

MiFID investment firm

[Note: for the definition of “client” see recital (103) and article 4(1)(9) of MiFID]

DISP 1.1A.20RRP
Once a MiFID complaint has been received by a MiFID investment firm, the firm must:(1) investigate the complaint competently, diligently and impartially, obtaining additional information as necessary; (2) assess fairly, consistently and promptly: (a) the subject matter of the complaint; (b) whether the complaint should be upheld; (c) what remedial action or redress (or both) may be appropriate; and(d) if appropriate, whether it has reasonable grounds to be satisfied that another
DISP 1.1A.21GRP
Factors that may be relevant in the assessment of a MiFID complaint under DISP 1.1A.20R(2) include the following: (1) all the evidence available and the particular circumstances of the complaint;(2) similarities with other complaints received by the respondent; (3) relevant guidance published by the FCA, other relevant regulators, the Financial Ombudsman Service or former schemes; and (4) appropriate analysis of decisions by the Financial Ombudsman Service concerning similar
DISP 1.1A.22RRP
Where a MiFID complaint against a MiFID investment firm is referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service, the MiFID investment firm must cooperate fully with the Financial Ombudsman Service and comply promptly with any settlements or awards made by it. [Note: subject to a few minor changes reflecting its amended application, this provision replicates DISP 1.4.4R.]
DISP 1.1A.23RRP
If a MiFID investment firm resolves a MiFID complaint by close of business on the third business day following the day on which it is received, it may choose to comply with DISP 1.1A.24EU to DISP 1.1A.27G rather than with DISP 1.1A.28R to DISP 1.1A.34G.
DISP 1.1A.26RRP
The explanation given by MiFID investment firms to clients or potential clients in accordance with DISP 1.1A.25EU must also: (1) refer to the fact that the complainant has made a MiFID complaint and inform the complainant that the MiFID investment firm now considers the MiFID complaint to have been resolved;(2) inform the complainant that if, still dissatisfied with the resolution of the MiFID complaint, the complainant may be able to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service; (3)
DISP 1.1A.28RRP
On receipt of a MiFID complaint, a MiFID investment firm must:(1) send the complainant a prompt written acknowledgement providing early reassurance that it has received the MiFID complaint and is dealing with it; and (2) ensure the complainant is kept informed thereafter of the progress of the measures being taken for the MiFID complaint’s resolution. [Note: subject to a few minor changes reflecting its amended application, this provision replicates DISP 1.6.1R.]
DISP 1.1A.33GRP
When assessing a MiFID investment firm’s response to a MiFID complaint, the FCA may have regard to a number of factors, including, the quality of response, as against the above rules, as well as the speed with which it was made. [Note: subject to a few minor changes reflecting its amended application, this provision replicates DISP 1.6.8G]
DISP 1.1A.36RRP
If a MiFID investment firm receives a MiFID complaint which is outside the time limits for referral to the Financial Ombudsman Service (see DISP 2.8) it may reject the MiFID complaint without considering the merits, but must explain this to the complainant in a final response. [Note: subject to a few minor changes reflecting its amended application, this provision replicates DISP 1.8]
DISP 1.1.3RRP
(1) Subject to DISP 1.1.5 R, this15 chapter applies to a firm in respect of complaints from eligible complainants concerning activities carried on from an establishment maintained by it or its appointed representative in the United Kingdom.15(1A) This chapter also applies to a firm in respect of complaints from eligible complainants concerning activities which are, or which are ancillary to, regulated claims management activities.28(2) For the MiFID complaints of a MiFID investment