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FEES 9.2.1RRP
A PSR fee payer8 must pay to the FCA8 the PSR fees applicable to it and calculated by the FCA in accordance with8FEES 9 Annex 1 R:14242(1) in full and without deduction; and(2) in accordance with this chapter, subject to:42(a) FEES 9.2.1AR;4(b) FEES 9.2.1CR;4 and8(c) FEES 9.2.1DR.84
FEES 9.2.1ARRP
23343(1) A PSR fee payer is not required to pay any PSR fee in accordance with FEES 9.2.1R where, in the opinion of the FCA and PSR, the costs of collection would be disproportionate to the amount payable.84(2) If (1) applies in any given fee year, the transaction volumes and transaction values attributable to that PSR fee payer are not to be included in the sum of all PSR fee payers’ relevant transactions set out in columns 4 and 5 of the table in FEES 9 Annex 1R for that fee
FEES 9.2.1BRRP
(1) 3If a payment service provider (A) acquires all or part of the business of another payment service provider which includes transaction volumes (B), whether by merger, acquisition or transfer, during the course of a fee year, the liability for paying the PSR fee in the following fee year in relation to B shall rest with A. (2) FEES 9.2.1BR(1)4 also applies when the business acquired, transferred or merged is not a legal entity but is an unincorporated business, or is in the
FEES 9.2.1CRRP
An operator acting as a PSR fee payer must pay the entire PSR fee for the relevant card payment system or IFR card payment system for that fee year.8
FEES 9.2.1DRRP
Where FEES 9.2.1CR applies, no other acquirers or card issuers are required to pay any PSR fee for that card payment system or IFR card payment system in accordance with FEES 9.2.1R.84
FEES 9.2.1ERRP
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FEES 9.2.1FRRP
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FEES 9.2.2RRP
PSR fee payers falling within the scope of FEES 4.3.6R(1C) – (1E)7 must pay to the FCA:62824822843(1) an amount equal to 50% of the PSR fee payable for the previous fee year, by 1 April in the current6fee year or, if later, within 30 days of the date of the invoice6; and23(2) the balance of the PSR fee due by 16 September4 in the current fee year or, if later, within 30 days of the date of the invoice.2
FEES 9.2.2BRRP
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FEES 9.2.3RRP
If FEES 9.2.2R does not apply7, the PSR fee payer8 must pay its PSR fee in full to the FCA6:2482243(1) by 16 August8 in the current fee year; or24(2) if later, within 30 days of the date of the invoice2.2
FEES 9.2.3BRRP
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FEES 9.2.4GRP
A PSR fee payer8 should pay its fees to the FCA6 by direct debit,6 electronic credit transfer, cheque, Maestro, Visa Debit or by credit card (Visa/MasterCard only)6. 262
FEES 9.2.4ARRP
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FEES 9.2.4DRRP
(1) 2The operator of a regulated payment system or IFR card payment system4 must provide to the FCA and6PSR, for each of its direct payment service providers (and for itself, where it is an operator acting as an acquirer or card issuer)4:86(a) a copy of the data setting out the transaction volumes and transaction values required by the FCA to calculate the PSR fees as set out in FEES 9 Annex 1R; and8(b) the following information (which is either in the operator’s possession or
FEES 9.2.4FGRP
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FEES 9.2.5GRP
The FCA will not relieve or refund a PSR fee if after the start of that fee year:42(1) 4a payment system ceases to be a regulated payment system; or4(2) 4an IFR card payment system ceases to be subject to the IFR;4 or(3) 4a person4 ceases to be a direct payment service provider of a regulated payment system or an IFR card payment system4.
FEES 9.2.6RRP
If a payment system ceases to be a regulated payment system, or an IFR card payment system ceases to be subject to the IFR4, all direct payment service providers of that system, and the operator of that IFR card payment system,4 must pay any outstanding PSR fees before the system ceases to hold that status.22
FEES 9.2.6ARRP
If a person4 ceases to be:42(1) 4a direct payment service provider of a regulated payment system or of an IFR card payment system4, it must pay any outstanding PSR fees in respect of that system, before it ceases to be a direct payment system provider of the system; or4(2) 4the operator of a IFR card payment system, it must pay any outstanding PSR fees in respect of that system before it ceases to be the operator of that IFR card payment system4.
FEES 9.2.7RRP
If a PSR fee payer8 does not pay the total amount of its PSR fees before the end of the date on which it is due, it must pay to the FCA2: 24(1) an administrative fee of £250; plus(2) interest on any unpaid part of the fee at an annual rate of 5% above the Official Bank Rate from time to time in force, accruing daily from the date on which the amount concerned became due.
FEES 9.2.7AGRP
(1) 2The FCA may recover a PSR fee as a debt owed to it under paragraph 23 (8) of Schedule 1ZA of the Act.(2) The FCA will consider taking action for the recovery (including interest) through the civil courts.(3) In addition, the FCA or PSR may be entitled to take regulatory action in relation to the non-payment of PSR fees. What action, if any, that is taken by the FCA or PSR will be decided upon given the particular circumstances of the case.8
FEES 9.2.8GRP
The FCA may reduce or remit all or part of a PSR fee, if it appears to the FCA, having consulted the PSR, that in the exceptional circumstances of a particular case paying all or part of it would be inequitable.
FEES 9.2.9GRP
The FCA may refund all or part of a PSR fee if it appears to the FCA, having consulted the PSR, that in the exceptional circumstances of a particular case the FCA or the PSR retaining all or part of it would be inequitable.
FEES 9.2.10GRP
The FCA will not consider a claim to refund a PSR fee due to a mistake of fact or law by the PSR fee payer8 if the claim is made more than two years after the beginning of the fee year to which the fee relates.24
FEES 9.2.11RRP
PSR fees payable are stated net of VAT. Where VAT is applicable this must also be included.
FEES 3.2.1RRP
A person in column (1) of the table in FEES 3.2.7 R37 as the relevant fee payer for a particular activity must pay to the FCA (in its own capacity or, if the fee is payable to the PRA, in its capacity as collection agent for the PRA)57 a fee for each application or request for vetting, or request for support relating to compatibility of its systems with 37FCA systems,7 or admission approval made, or notification or notice of exercise of a Treaty right given, or other matter
FEES 3.2.1ARRP
38A person must pay the fee in Categories A5 and A6 of FEES 3 Annex 12R for the first submission of a document to the FCA for approval or review in relation to a significant transaction or super transaction. As an exception to FEES 3.2.1R, after that fee is paid, Categories A1 to A4 of FEES 3 Annex 12R specify the fees a person must pay for any further documents submitted for approval or review in relation to the same transaction.
FEES 3.2.2GRP
If an application for a Part 4A permission52 (or exercise of a Treaty right) falls within more than one category set out in FEES 3 Annex 1, other than where one of the applications is an application under the benchmarks regulation,52 only one fee is payable. That fee is the one for the category to which the highest fee tariff applies. Where applications are made under the benchmarks regulation, a separate fee will be payable for this application. The relevant fee is set out in
FEES 3.2.3RRP
(1) Unless (2), (3)10 or (4)23 applies, the sum payable under FEES 3.2.1 R must be paid by bankers draft, cheque or other payable order.23(2) 15The FCA does not specify a method of payment for a person seeking to:(a) become a recognised body or a designated professional body; or15(b) be added to the list of designated investment exchanges or accredited bodies.15(3) The sum payable under FEES 3.2.1 R by a firm applying for a variation of its Part 4A permission which is not an application
FEES 3.2.3ARRP
(1) 23If the fee payer (as specified in column (1) of FEES 3.2.7 R) in relation to FEES 3.2.3R (4) is:(a) unable to make a payment by credit or debit card; or(b) permitted to make a paper application rather than an online application for a Part 4A permission in respect of credit-related regulated activities only or a variation of its Part 4A permission to add a credit-related regulated activity;the sum payable under FEES 3.2.1 R can be paid by bankers draft, cheque or other payable
FEES 3.2.3BGRP
23If FEES 3.2.3AR (1)(a) applies to a fee payer, that fee payer would be expected to notify the FCA of these circumstances in advance of making its payment (and, in any event, no less than 7 days before the date on which the application for a Part 4A permission or the variation of a Part 4A permission is made) unless such notification is impossible in the circumstances, eg, there is a sudden technological failure.
FEES 3.2.4GRP
The FCA expects that a person seeking to become a recognised body or a designated professional body or to be added to the list of designated investment exchanges or accredited bodies 15will generally pay their respective fees by electronic credit transfer.
FEES 3.2.5GRP
(1) (a) 37The appropriate authorisation or registration 8fee is an integral part of an application for, or an application for a variation of, a Part 4A permission,24 authorisation, registration or variation under the Payment Services Regulations or the Electronic Money Regulations, registration under article 8(1) of the MCD Order, authorisation under regulation 7 of the DRS Regulations or verification under regulation 8 of the DRS Regulations45 or notification or registration
FEES 3.2.7RRP
Table of application, notification, vetting and other fees payable to the FCA3231Part 1: Application, notification and vetting fees3131(1) Fee payer(2) Fee payable (£)37Due date(a) Any applicant for Part 4A permission (including an incoming firm applying for top-up permission) whose fee is not payable pursuant to sub- paragraph (zza)52 of this table26(1) Unless (2),41 (3) or (4)41 applies, in1 respect of a particular application, the highest of the tariffs set out in FEES 3 Annex
FEES 4.4.2RRP
A firm (other than the Society) must send to the FCA (in its own capacity and, if applicable, in its capacity as collection agent for the PRA)12 in writing the information required under FEES 4.4.1 R as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any event within two months, after the date specified as the valuation date in Part 5 of FEES 4 Annex 1AR in relation to 9 fees payable to the FCA6 (or FEES 4.2.7B R where applicable) unless FEES 4.4.2AR applies9.12121227
FEES 4.4.9DRP
3To the extent that a firm4 has provided the information required by FEES 4.4.7 D to the FCA as part of its compliance with another provision of the Handbook, it is deemed to have complied with the provisions of that direction.444
FEES 2.1.1RRP
619Except to the extent referred to in FEES 2.1.1A R, this1619118 chapter applies to every person who is required to pay a fee or share of a levy to the FCA12, FOS Ltd or FSCS, as the case may be, by a provision of the Handbook.
FEES 2.1.1ARRP
619This chapter does not apply in relation to:88(1) FEES 5.5A; or8(2) FEES 5 Annex 2R; or8(3) FEES 5 Annex 3R; or8(4) a PSR fee8; or9(5) the pensions guidance levy; or10910(6) the pensions guidance providers’ levy; or1110(7) 11the FOS ADR levy.
FEES 2.1.2RRP
FEES 2.2.1R does not apply in respect of any fee payable under FEES 3 (Application, notification and vetting fees).
FEES 2.1.3GRP
The provisions for late payments in FEES 2.2.1R do not apply to fees payable under FEES 3 as applications, notifications and requests for vetting are generally regarded as incomplete until the relevant fee is paid.
FEES 2.1.4GRP
The purpose of this chapter is to set out the general provisions applicable to those who are required to pay fees or levies to the5FCA12or a share of the FSCS levy.619561956
FEES 2.1.5GRP
(1) The following enable the FCA to charge fees to cover its costs and expenses in carrying out its functions:13(a) paragraph 23 of Schedule 1ZA of the Act;13(b) regulation 92 of the Payment Services Regulations;13(c) regulation 59 of the Electronic Money Regulations;13(d) article 25(a) of the MCD Order;1513(e) regulation 21 of the Small and Medium Sized Businesses (Credit Information) Regulations. 13(f) regulation 18 of the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms)
FEES 2.1.5AGRP
3Regulation 92 of the Payment Services Regulations and regulation 59 of the Electronic Money Regulations each provide7 that the functions of the FCA16 under the respective7 regulations are treated for the purposes of paragraph 23 of Schedule 1ZA16 to the Act as functions conferred on the FCA16 under the Act. Paragraph 23(7) 20 however, has not been included 20.7This is 20the FCA's167 obligation to ensure that the amount of penalties received or expected to be received are not
FEES 2.1.5CGRP
(1) 13The FCA also has a fee-raising power as a result of:14(a) regulation 21 of the Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations;1514(b) regulation 18 of the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations;1514(c) regulation 40 of the DRS Regulations; and15(d) paragraph 25 of the Schedule 1 to the MiFI Regulations.15(2) The FCA’s functions under these regulations are treated as functions conferred on the FCA under the Act for the purposes of
FEES 2.1.6GRP
The FCA’s12fees payable will vary from one fee year16 to another, and will reflect the FCA’s12funding requirement for that period and the other key components, as described in FEES 2.1.7G. Periodic fees, which will normally be payable on an annual basis, will provide the majority of the funding required to enable the FCA12to undertake its statutory functions.16161616161616
FEES 2.1.7GRP
The key components of the FCA12fee mechanism (excluding the FSCS5levy, the FOS5 levy and case fees, and the CFEB levy5which are dealt with in FEES 5,5FEES 6 and FEES 7)5 are:555(1) a funding requirement derived from:(a) the FCA’s12financial management and reporting framework;(b) the FCA’s12budget; and(c) adjustments for audited variances between budgeted and actual expenditure in the previous accounting year, and reserves movements (in accordance with the FCA’s12reserves policy);(2)
FEES 2.1.8GRP
The amount payable by each fee payer will depend upon the category (or categories) of regulated activity or exemption, or other relevant activity applicable to that person (fee-blocks). It will, in most cases, also depend on the amount of the business that person conducts in each category (fee tariffs).
FEES 2.1.9GRP
By basing fee-blocks on categories of business, the FCA12aims to minimise cross-sector subsidies. The membership of the fee-blocks is identified in the FEES provisions relating to the type of fees concerned.
FEES 2.1.9AGRP
16PRA-authorised persons and persons seeking to become PRA-authorised persons should note that the FCA and the PRA have agreed for the FCA to act as the PRA's collection 12agent for 12PRA fees. Where applicable, both PRA and FCA fees should be paid as a single payment to the FCA, which will receive the payment in its own capacity in respect of FCA fees and in its capacity as collection 12agent for the PRA in respect of the PRA fees. References to this arrangement will be referred
FEES 4.2.1RRP
A person shown in column (1) of the table in FEES 4.2.11 R34as the relevant fee payer must pay each periodic fee applicable to it, calculated in accordance with the provisions referred to in column (2) of the applicable51 table, as adjusted by any relevant provision in this chapter:5151(1) in full and without deduction (unless permitted or required by a provision in FEES); and(2) on or before the date given in column (3) of that table, unless FEES 4.2.10 R applies.
FEES 4.2.2GRP
A relevant fee payer will be required to pay a periodic fee for every year during which they have the status in column 1 of the table in FEES 4.2.11 R3434 (or in relation to collective investment schemes, for every year during which it is a regulated collective investment scheme) subject to any reductions or exemptions applicable under this chapter. If a person is the relevant fee payer for more than one status listed in column 1 of the table in FEES 4.2.11 R34 (or in relation
FEES 4.2.2AGRP
50A recognised body may also have obligations to pay fees to the FCA under other rules arising from legislation other than the Act. For example a recognised body may have an obligation to pay a fee as an approved operator of a relevant system under the Uncertificated Securities Regulations 1995 (SI 1995/3272).
FEES 4.2.3GRP
The FCA50 will issue invoices 34at least 30 days before the dates on which payments fall due under FEES 4.2.1 R.5050
FEES 4.2.5GRP
The FCA expects a recognised body or a designated professional body will generally pay their respective fees by electronic credit transfer.
FEES 4.2.7ERRP
(1) (a) 42A firm (other than an AIFM qualifier, an ICVC, a UCITS qualifier, or an issuer of regulated covered bonds) which becomes authorised or registered, or whose permission and/or activities is extended, during the course of the fee year must pay a fee based on its projected valuation for the first twelve months of its new business.(b) This is the valuation provided by the firm in the course of its application or if not provided at that time, the valuation provided subsequently48.(2)
FEES 4.2.7FRRP
42(1)Identify the tariff rate or rates which will be relevant to the firm as a result of its new or extended permission; and then (2)apply the formula (A+B+C) x D, where:A = the amount arrived at by applying the tariff rates to the firm’s projected valuation for the first twelve months48 of its48 new business, as provided by it in accordance with FEES 4.2.7ER48;B = the A.0 minimum fee, unless already paid;C = any fee that becomes due in AP.0 following the calculation of A; andD
FEES 4.2.7GRRP
42When a firm receives permission between 1 January and 31 March, its fee for the following fee year starting 1 April will be calculated from:48(a) 48the projected valuation for the first twelve months of its new business that it provided in accordance with FEES 4.2.7ER; or(b) 48an annualised figure based on actual data provided by 30 April in the fee year following obtaining its new or extended permission. 48If the annualised tariff base figure provided under (b) is a cumulative
FEES 4.2.7HRRP
42If it can, a firm must provide data from a complete period (as specified in FEES 4 Annex 1AR Part 5 or FEES 4 Annex 11R Part 4) that begins on or after the date that the firm obtained the relevant permissions to which the tariff base relates.
FEES 4.2.7JGRP
42For example, suppose the tariff data for a particular permission is based on income for the financial year ending during the calendar year ending 31 December before the relevant fee year starting the following April. A firm is authorised in October and its financial year ends in June. By April, it will not have been able to report on the basis of its financial year. The value of A would therefore cover the period from October to December and the value of B would be two i.e.
FEES 4.2.7KRRP
42Where the measure is not cumulative (e.g. the number of traders for fee-block A10), the firm must use the figure relating to the valuation date specified in FEES 4 Annex 1R Part 548 (e.g. 31 December for A10)48. Table A sets out the reporting requirements for the key fee-blocks when full48 actual data is not available:Table A: calculating tariff data for second and subsequent years of authorisation when full trading figures are not availableFee-blockTariff baseCalculation where
FEES 4.2.9GRP
The FCA34 will not refund periodic fees if, after the start of the period to which they relate:(1) a fee payer ceases to have the status set out in column (1) of the table in FEES 4.2.11 R34; or51(2) a firm reduces its permission or payment services activities 9so that it then falls out of the fee-block previously applied to it;99(but see FEES 2.3 (Relieving Provisions) and FEES 4.3.13 R (Firms Applying to Cancel or Vary Permission Before Start of Period)).
FEES 4.2.10RRP
A person need not pay a periodic fee on the date on which it is due under the relevant provision in FEES 4.2.1 R, if:(1) that date falls during a period during which circumstances of the sort set out in GEN 1.3.2 R (Emergencies) exist, and that person has reasonable grounds to believe that those circumstances impair its ability to pay the fee, in which case he must pay it on or before the fifth business day after the end of that period; or(2) unless FEES 4.3.6R (3), 9FEES 4.3.6R
FEES 4.2.11RRP
Table of periodic fees payable to the FCA51511 Fee payer2 Fee payable3 Due date4 Events occurring during the period leading to modified periodic feeAny firm (except an AIFM qualifier,25ICVC or a UCITS qualifier)(1) Unless (2) applies, as37 specified in FEES 4.3.1 R in relation to FEES 4 Annex 2AR and FEES 4 Annex 11 R51.37(2) Where a firm is paying a ring-fencing implementation fee, as specified in FEES 4 Annex 2BR.37(1) Unless (2) or (3) apply7, on or before the relevant dates
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FEES App 1.2.6RRP
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FEES App 1.2.8RRP
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FEES App 1.2.9RRP
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FEES 3.1.1ARRP
fee-paying payment service provider18, a CBTL firm,10 a fee-paying electronic money issuer, a designated finance platform,12 a designated credit reference agency and a data reporting services provider12.61811106
FEES 3.1.3GRP
The purpose of this chapter is to set out the 9FCA fee paying requirements on the persons set out in FEES 1.1.2R (1).9517
FEES 3.1.4GRP
Most of the detail of what fees are payable by the persons referred to in FEES 3.1.3 G is set out in FEES 3 Annex 1 - FEES 3 Annex 12R10.661818
FEES 3.1.5AGRP
15The fees for funds8 reflect the estimated costs to the FCA of assessing applications and notifications. The level of fees payable in respect of an application or a notification will vary depending upon the provision of the Act under which it is made. This fee is adjusted when the scheme concerned is an umbrella.8
FEES 3.1.6GRP
Applications for Part 4A permission (and exercises of Treaty rights) other than in respect of credit-related regulated activities7 are categorised by the 9FCA for the purpose of fee raising as straightforward, moderately complex and complex7 as identified in FEES 3 Annex 1. This differentiation is based on the permitted activities sought and does not reflect the 9FCA's risk assessment of the applicant (or Treaty firm).979
FEES 3.1.6DGRP
(1) 10Fees for designated credit reference agencies and designated finance platforms11 are set out at FEES 3 Annex 10B. (2) These fees are charged under regulation 21 of the Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations11 and regulation 18 of the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations.11
FEES 3.1.7GRP
A potential applicant for Part 4A permission15 (or Treaty firm) has the opportunity to discuss its proposed application (or exercise of Treaty rights) with the 9FCA before submitting it formally.2 If an applicant for Part 4A permission15 (or Treaty firm) does so, the 9FCA will be able to use that dialogue to make an initial assessment of the fee categorisation and therefore indicate the authorisation fee that should be paid. 151515922151515159
FEES 3.1.8AGRP
Application fees for applications for and variations of Part 4A permission in respect of credit-related regulated activities are also set out in FEES 3 Annex 1F. Applications for Part 4A permission in respect of credit-related regulated activities are categorised by the 9FCA for the purposes of fee raising as straightforward, moderately complex and complex as identified in FEES 3 Annex 1, unless the application is for a limited permission.799[Note: PRA-authorised persons may also
FEES 4.3.2GRP
(1) The amount payable by each firm will depend upon the category (or categories) of regulated activities or payment services7it is engaged in (fee-blocks)and whether it is issuing electronic money,10 and on the amount of business it conducts in each category (tariff base). The fee-blocks and tariffs are identified in FEES 4 Annex 1AR17 (and guidance on calculating certain of the tariffs is at FEES 4 Annex 12 G and 17FEES 4 Annex 13G15) 17while 23FEES 4 Annex 2AR sets 17 out
FEES 4.3.3RRP
The periodic fee referred to in FEES 4.3.1 R is (except in relation to the Society,10fee-paying payment service providers, CBTL firms,20fee-paying electronic money issuers and data reporting services providers20) 20 calculated as follows:107(1) identify each of the tariffs set out in Part 1 of FEES 4 Annex 2AR1723 which apply to the business of the firm for the period specified in that annex;23(2) for each of the applicable23 tariffs, calculate the sum payable in relation to
FEES 4.3.7RRP
A firm which is a member of a group may pay all of the amounts due from other firms in the same group under FEES 4.2.1 R, if:(1) it notifies the FCA (in its own capacity and, if applicable, in its capacity as collection 17agent for the PRA)22 in writing of the name of each other firm within the group for which it will pay; and22(2) it pays the fees, in accordance with this chapter, as a single amount as if that were the amount required from the firm under FEES 4.2.1 R.
FEES 4.3.8GRP
A notification under FEES 4.3.7R (1) should be made in accordance with SUP 15.7 (Form and method of notification).
FEES 4.3.9GRP
If the payment made does not satisfy in full the periodic fees payable by all of the members of the group notified to the FCA22 under FEES 4.3.7 R, the FCA (in its own capacity and, if applicable, in its capacity as collection 17agent for the PRA)22 will apply the sum received among the firms which have been identified in the notification given under FEES 4.3.7R (1) in proportion to the amounts due from them. Each firm will remain responsible for the payment of the outstanding
FEES 4.3.10GRP
If a firm pays its fees through an agent outside the scope of FEES 4.3.7 R, the firm is responsible for ensuring that the FCA (in its own capacity and, if applicable, in its capacity as collection 17agent for the PRA)22 is informed that the sum being paid is for that firm's periodic fees.22
FEES 4.3.12RRP
For an incoming EEA firm, (excluding MTF and OTF20 operators), 5 or an incoming Treaty firm, the calculation required by FEES 4.3.3 R is modified as follows:(1) the tariffs set out in 23 Part 1 of FEES 4 Annex 2AR17 are applied only to the regulated activities of the firm which are carried on in the United Kingdom; and23(2) those tariffs are modified in accordance with Part 3 of FEES 4 Annex 2AR17. 23
FEES 4.3.12ARRP
10For:10(-1) (a) a full credit institution which is a fee-paying payment service provider and an EEA firm; or(b) a full credit institution which is a fee-paying electronic money issuer and an EEA firm; or(c) an EEA authorised payment institution; or(d) an EEA authorised electronic money institution;the calculation required by FEES 4.3.3A R is modified as follows:(1) the tariffs set out in Part 5 of FEES 4 Annex 11 are only applied to the payment services or electronic money issuance10of
FEES 4.3.17RRP
(1) 21This rule applies if: (a) a firm (A)(i) (A) acquires all or a part of the business of another firm (B), whether by merger, acquisition of goodwill or otherwise; and(B) would be required to pay a periodic fee in the fee year in which the acquisition takes place; or(ii) becomes authorised or registered as a result of another firm’s (B) simple change of legal status (as defined in FEES 3 Annex 1R Part 6); and(b) had that acquisition or simple change of legal status (or any
FEES 2.3.1RRP
If it appears to the FCA5 or48 the FSCS (in relation to any FSCS levy only) 2 that in the exceptional circumstances of a particular case, the payment of any fee, FSCS levy2,3FOS levy, CFEB levy, SFGB levy or DA levy7 would be inequitable, the FCA5 or48 the FSCS2 as relevant, may (unless FEES 2.3.2B R applies)1 reduce or remit all or part of the fee or levy in question which would otherwise be payable. 483483648348
FEES 2.3.2RRP
If it appears to the FCA5 or48 the FSCS (in relation to any FSCS levy only)2 that in the exceptional circumstances of a particular case to which FEES 2.3.1R does not apply, the retention by the FCA5 the FSCS,2 or the CFEB3, as relevant, of a fee, FSCS levy2,3FOS levy, CFEB levy, SFGB levy or DA levy7 which has been paid would be inequitable, the FCA5 the FSCS2 or the CFEB3, may (unless FEES 2.3.2B R applies)1 refund all or part of that fee or levy.4834834836348
FEES 2.3.2AGRP
1A poor estimate or forecast by a fee or levy 2payer, when providing information relevant to an applicable tariff base, is unlikely, of itself, to amount to an exceptional circumstance for the purposes of FEES 2.3.1 R or FEES 2.3.2 R. By contrast, a mistake of fact or law by a fee or levy 2payer may give rise to such a claim.
FEES 2.3.2BRRP
1The FCA5or the FSCS2may not consider a claim under FEES 2.3.1 R and/or FEES 2.3.2 R to reduce, remit or refund any overpaid amounts paid by a fee or levy2 payer in respect of a particular period, due to a mistake of fact or law by the fee or levy2 payer, if the claim is made by the fee or levy2 payer more than 2 years after the beginning of the period to which the overpayment relates.
FEES 13.2.3RRP
The IML levy is calculated as follows:(1) identify whether activity group CC1 or CC2 applies to the business of the firm for the relevant period (for this purpose, the activity groups are defined in accordance with Part 1 of FEES 4 Annex 1AR);(2) for each of those activity groups, calculate the amount payable in the way set out in FEES 13.2.4R;(3) add the amounts calculated under (2);(4) work out whether a minimum fee is payable under Part 2 of FEES 7 Annex 1R and if so how much;(5)
FEES 13.2.4RRP
The amount payable by a firm with respect to a particular activity group is calculated as follows:(1) for a firm in activity group CC1, a £5 flat rate is the amount payable by the firm with respect to that activity group;(2) for a firm in activity group CC2:(a) up to and including £250,000 consumer credit income: £10 is the amount payable by the firm with respect to that activity group; and(b) over £250,000 consumer credit income: £10 + £0.2021 per £ thousand or part £ thousand
FEES 13.2.5RRP
For the purposes of FEES 13.2.4R:(1) a firm in activity group CC2 may apply the relevant tariff bases and rates to its non-UK business, as well as to its UK business, if:(a) it has reasonable grounds for believing that the costs of identifying the firm’sUK business separately from its non-UK business in the way described in FEES 4 Annex 11BR are disproportionate to the difference in fees payable; and (b) it notifies the FCA in writing at the same time as it provides the information
FEES 13.2.9RRP
Table of rules in FEES 4 that also apply to FEES 13 to the extent that in FEES 4 they apply to fees payable to the FCA.FEES 4 rules incorporated into FEES 13DescriptionFEES 4.2.4RMethod of paymentFEES 4.2.7GR to FEES 4.2.7KRCalculation of periodic fee and tariff base for a firm’s second financial yearFEES 4.2.8RHow FEES 4.2.7R applies in relation to an incoming EEA firm or an incoming Treaty firmFEES 4.2.10RExtension of timeFEES 4.2.11R (first entry only)Due date and changes in
FEES 13.2.11GRP
Table of FEES 4rules that correspond to FEES 13rulesFEES 4 rulesCorresponding FEES 7 rulesFEES 4.2.1RFEES 13.2.1RFEES 4.3.1RFEES 13.2.3RFEES 4.3.3RFEES 13.2.3RFEES 4.3.3ARFEES 13.2.3RFEES 4.3.12RFEES 13.2.6RFEES 4.3.12ARFEES 13.2.6R
FEES 5.5B.7RRP
(1) Any of the following persons which is exempt under DISP 1.1.12R is also exempt from FEES 5.5B:1(a) a firm;1(b) a payment service provider;1(c) an electronic money issuer; 21(d) a designated credit reference agency; and21(e) 2a designated finance platform.(2) However, a person will only be exempt from FEES 5.5B in any financial year if it met the conditions in DISP 1.1.12R on 31 March of the immediately preceding financial year.1
FEES 5.5B.9RRP
These fees are towards funding the Financial Ombudsman Service, and are invoiced and collected directly by the FOS Ltd.
FEES 5.5B.15GRP
Until 31 March 2004 a standard case fee was payable for every chargeable case. From 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005 the standard case was payable for the third and subsequent chargeable cases. From 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2013 the standard case fee was payable for the fourth and subsequent chargeable cases. FEES 5.5B.12 R does not apply retrospectively to financial years before 1 April 2013.
FEES 5.5B.25RRP
If a respondent does not pay a case fee payable under FEES 5.5B in full to the FOS Ltd before the end of the date on which it is due, that respondent must pay to the FOS Ltd in addition:(1) an administrative fee of £250; plus(2) interest on any unpaid amount at the rate of 5% per annum above the Official Bank Rate from time to time, accruing on a daily basis from the date on which the amount concerned became due.
FEES 5.5B.29RRP
The FOS Ltd may not consider a claim under FEES 5.5B.27 R and/or FEES 5.5B.28 G in respect of any amount overpaid due to a mistake of fact or law by the payer, if the claim is made by the payer more than 2 years after the beginning of the financial year to which the payment relates.
FEES 5.2.3GRP
Paragraph 15 of Schedule 17 to the Act enables FOS Ltd to require firms subject to the Compulsory Jurisdiction and any other respondents to a complaint to pay specified fees to it in respect of complaints closed by the Financial Ombudsman Service.
FEES 5.2.4GRP
The Ombudsman Transitional Order provides for unauthorised persons to be charged fees in respect of any relevant complaints against them which the Financial Ombudsman Service handles.
FEES 5.2.7GRP
This chapter sets out the framework for the funding arrangements of the Financial Ombudsman Service, including, where relevant,25 the method by which fees will be calculated. Details of the actual fees payable will vary from year to year, depending on the annual budget of the Financial Ombudsman Service. These details will be set out in annexes 25to this chapter. New annexes25 will be prepared and consulted on for each financial year.2525
MAR 9.5.2GRP
Q. We are a trading venue operator. Can you please clarify how we can provide a data reporting service under the derogation from needing authorisation in article 59(2) of MiFID?A. (1) The derogation (or exception) in article 59(2) of MiFID allows Member States to allow a trading venue operator to provide a data reporting service without prior authorisation, if the operator has verified that they comply with Title V of MiFID.(2) The United Kingdom has adopted this derogation in
MAR 9.5.4GRP
Q. Where can I find out information about fees to be charged in respect of data reporting services providers?A. See FEES 3.2.7R and FEES 4 Annex 11R.
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
FEES 6.7.3RRP
A participant firm's share of a levy to which FEES 6.7.1R6 applies is due on, and payable within 30 days of, the date when the invoice is issued.
FEES 6.7.4RRP
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FEES 6.7.5RRP
A participant firm liable to pay its share of the levy under FEES 6.7.-1R, 6.7.1R and 6.7.3R6 must do so using one of the methods set out in FEES 4.2.4 R save that no additional amount or discount is applicable.
FEES 6.7.6RRP
If a firm ceases to be a participant firm or carry out activities within one or more classes54 part way through a financial year6 of the compensation scheme:44(1) it will remain liable for any unpaid levies which the FSCS has already made on the firm; and41(2) the FSCS may make one or more levies4 upon it (which may be before or after the firm5 has ceased to be a participant firm or carry out activities within one or more classes5,4 but must be before it ceases to be an authorised
FEES 1.1.1GRP
(1) FEES applies to all persons required to pay a fee or levy under a provision of the Handbook. The purpose of this chapter is to set out to whom the rules and guidance in FEES apply. 30(2) FEES 2 (General Provisions) contains general provisions which may apply to any type of fee payer.30(3) FEES 3 (Application, Notification and Vetting Fees) covers one-off fees payable on a particular event for example:3330(a) 33various application fees (including those in relation to authorisation,
FEES 1.1.1AGRP
15FEES App 1 Annex 1A38 applies to all persons required to pay a fee or any other amount to the FCA under the Unauthorised Mutuals Registration Fees Rules, as made by the Fees (Unauthorised Mutual Societies Registration) Instrument 2002 (FSA 2002/4) and amended from time to time. FEES App 1 Annex 5 applies to all persons required to pay a fee for inspecting any document or documents on the Mutuals Register.38
FEES 1.1.1BGRP
23FEES 9 (Payment System Regulator Funding) relates to PSR fees.
FEES 1.1.2RRP
This manual applies in the following way:(1) FEES 1, 2 and 3 apply to the fee payers listed in column 1 of the Table of application, notification and vetting fees in FEES 3.2.7 R29. 1041(a) [deleted]1010(b) [deleted]1010(c) [deleted]1010(d) [deleted]1010(e) [deleted]10(f) [deleted]1010(g) [deleted]1010(h) [deleted]1010(i) [deleted]1010(j) [deleted]1010(k) [deleted]1010(l) [deleted]1010(m) [deleted]1010(n) [deleted]104(o) 3345410[deleted]10(p) 55410[deleted]10(q) 6510[deleted]10(r)
FEES 1.1.4GRP
The purpose of this manual is to set out the fees applying to the persons set out in FEES 1.
FEES 9.1.4GRP
(1) Paragraph 9 of Schedule 4 of FSBRA and the 2015 Interchange Regulations applying FSBRA in a modified form and the Payment Services Regulations applying FSBRA in a modified form6 allow3 the FCA to make rules requiring participants2 in regulated payment systems and IFR card payment systems6 to pay the FCA specified amounts or amounts calculated in a specified way to:(a) meet the relevant costs referred to in (2) below; and (b) enable the PSR to maintain adequate reserves.(1A)
FEES 9.1.6GRP
The FCA must pay to the PSR the amounts that it receives as PSR fees, apart from the following amounts (which it may keep): (1) expenses under FEES 9.1.4G (2)(b) to (d); and(2) collection costs, referred to in FEES 9.1.4G (3).
FEES 9.1.8GRP
(1) PSR fees will vary from year to year, depending on the PSR’s AFR and the transaction volumes and transaction values in the relevant time period5.(2) The PSR will publish each year the PSR’s AFR along with the total transaction volumes and transaction values for the relevant time period to enable PSR fee payers to apply the methodology in FEES 9 Annex 1R if they wish.5(3) [deleted]56
FEES 2.2.1RRP
If a person does not pay the total amount of a periodic fee3, FOS levy, or share of the FSCS levy,18CFEB levy, SFGB levy or DA levy19, before2 the end of the2 date on which it is due, under the relevant provision in FEES 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A or 7B,19 that person must pay an additional amount as follows: 342972161826618(1) if the fee was not paid in full before the end of the due date, an administrative fee of £250; plus(2) interest on any unpaid part of the fee at the rate of 5% per
FEES 2.2.2GRP
The FCA20, (for FCA and PRA20periodic fees, FOS and FSCS levies, CFEB levies, SFGB levies and a DA levy19), expects11 to issue invoices at least 30 days before the date on which the relevant amounts fall due. Accordingly it will generally be the case that a person will have at least 30 days from the issue of the invoice before an administrative fee becomes payable.20186721117212
FEES 2.2.3GRP
(1) Paragraph15 23(8) of Schedule 1ZA of the Act permits the FCA to recover fees (including fees relating to payment services, the issuance of electronic money, 17CBTL firms, data reporting services providers,17designated credit reference agencies, designated finance platforms16 and, where relevant, FOS levies, CFEB levies, SFGB levies, and a DA levy19).1418(2) Section 213(6) of the Act permits the FSCS to recover shares of the FSCS levy payable, as a debt owed to the FCA and
FEES 2.2.4GRP
In addition, the FCA13may be entitled to take regulatory action in relation to the non-payment of fees,6FOS levies, CFEB levies, SFGB levies and a DA levy19. The FCA136 may also take regulatory action in relation to the non-payment of a721 share of the FSCS levy, after reference of the matter to the6FCA13 by the6FSCS. What action (if any) that is taken by the FCA13will be decided upon in the light of the particular circumstances of the case.66187216721721
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
CONC 8.4.4GRP
A firm may be required to make a refund of its fees and charges, in whole or in part, if a firm fails to deliver its service in whole or in part or it has carried out the service without reasonable care and skill.
FEES 5.7.1RRP
A firm must pay annually to the FCA the general levy on or before the later of 1 April and 30 calendar days after the date when the invoice is issued by the FCA.1
FEES 5.7.4RRP
A firm liable to pay fees under FEES 5.7.1 R must do so using one of the methods set out in FEES 4.2.4 R save that no additional amount or discount is applicable.
CONC 8.3.1RRP
A firm must (except where the contract is a credit agreement to which the disclosure regulations apply) provide sufficient information, in1 a durable medium, when the customer first enquires about the firm's services, about the following matters to enable the customer to make a reasonable decision:1(1) the nature of the firm's service offered in the contract to the customer; [Note: paragraph 3.38b of DMG](2) the duration of the contract; [Note: paragraph 3.38c of DMG](3) the total
CONC 8.3.7RRP
A firm must:(1) provide the customer with a source of impartial information on the range of debt solutions available to the customer in the relevant country of the UK; [Note: paragraph 3.23b of DMG](2) before giving any advice or any recommendation on a particular course of action in relation to the customer'sdebts, carry out a reasonable and reliable assessment of:(a) the customer's financial position (including the customer's income, capital and expenditure);(b) the customer's
CONC 8.3.8GRP
(1) The information and advice referred to in CONC 8.3 should be provided in a manner which is clear fair and not misleading to comply with Principle 7 and CONC 3.3.1 R, and should be in plain and intelligible language in accordance with CONC 3.3.2 R. A firm should encourage a customer to read the information and allow sufficient time between providing the information and entering into the contract to enable the customer to seek independent advice if so desired. [Note: paragraphs