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MCOB 14.1.2RRP
A firm must treat a proposed credit agreement as an MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreement if the firm knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, that the purpose of the credit agreement is to acquire or retain property rights in land or in an existing or projected building.
MCOB 14.1.3RRP
Subject to MCOB 14.1.5R and MCOB 14.1.7R: (1) MCD article 3(1)(b) creditors and MCD article 3(1)(b) credit intermediaries must comply with the following provisions in MCOB. These provisions apply with such changes as are necessary to apply them to MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreements and activity undertaken in relation to those agreements (see MCOB 14.1.4G):(a) MCOB 1.2.19G (identifying MCD credit agreements);(b) MCOB 2.3 (inducements);(c) MCOB 2.5A (the customer’s best interests);(d)
MCOB 14.1.4GRP
The changes that MCOB 14.1.3R requires to be made to rules applied by that rule include the following:(1) any reference to ‘land’ includes a reference to property rights in an existing or projected building;(2) any reference to regulated mortgage contract or MCD regulated mortgage contract includes a reference to an MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreement; and(3) any reference to qualifying credit includes a reference to an MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreement.
MCOB 14.1.6GRP
(1) A firm should generally make one election under MCOB 14.1.5R for all of its MCD article (3)(1)(b) credit intermediation activity or all of its lending under MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreements, at any given time.(2) Where a firm wishes to make different elections for different types of MCD article (3)(1)(b) credit intermediation activity or lending under MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreements, it should maintain processes to ensure that the rules applicable to each type of
MCOB 14.1.8GRP
CONC 1.2.10R(1)(a) relates to high net worth borrowers; the purpose of MCOB 14.1.7R is to enable a high net worth borrower under an MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreement to waive the protections and remedies applicable to regulated credit agreements, except for those that implement the MCD.
PERG 2.7.19IGRP
15A credit agreement is also an exempt agreement17 in the following cases:(1) if it is a borrower-lender agreement, the lender is a credit union and the rate of the total charge for credit (see CONC App 1) does not exceed 42.6 per cent provided that:33(a) the agreement is not an MCD regulated mortgage contract or an article 3(1)(b) credit agreement; or33(b) the agreement is an MCD regulated mortgage contract or an article 3(1)(b) credit agreement but:33(i) the agreement is of
MCOB 2A.2.1RRP
Except in the circumstances specified in MCOB 2A.2.2 G, MCOB 2A.2.3 R and MCOB 2A.2.4 R, neither an MCD mortgage lender nor an MCD mortgage credit intermediary may engage in any tying practice.[Note: article 12(1) of the MCD]
MCOB 2A.2.2GRP
A firm will not be engaging in a tying practice where the financial service or product offered together with the MCD credit agreement cannot be offered separately as it is a fully integrated part of the credit, for example, a secured overdraft.
MCOB 2A.2.3RRP
An MCD mortgage lender may request the consumer, family member or close relation of the consumer to:(1) open or maintain a payment or a savings account, where the only purpose of the account is to accumulate capital to repay the credit, to service the credit, to pool resources to obtain the credit, or to provide additional security for the MCD mortgage lender in the event of default;(2) purchase or keep an investment product or a private pension product, where such product primarily
MCOB 2A.2.4RRP
An MCD mortgage lender may engage in tying practices where it can demonstrate to the FCA that the tied products or categories of product offered, on terms and conditions similar to each other, which are not made available separately, result in a clear benefit to the consumer taking due account of the availability and the prices of the relevant products offered on the market. This rule only applies to products which are marketed after 20 March 2014.[Note: article 12(3) of the
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 1.2.10RRP
(1) 2CONC 1.2.8R and the rules applied by CONC 1.2.8R do not apply to an MCD article 3(1)(b) creditor or MCD article 3(1)(b) credit intermediary where the MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreement would be an exempt agreement pursuant to article 60H(1) of the Regulated Activities Order but for:(a) paragraph (1)(b)(ii)(bb) of article 60H of the Regulated Activities Order (which relates to high net worth borrowers); or(b) article 60HA of the Regulated Activities Order (exemptions not
CONC 1.2.11GRP
2The purpose of CONC 1.2.10R(1)(a) is to enable a high net worth borrower under an MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreement to waive the protections and remedies applicable to regulated credit agreements, except for those that transpose or implement the MCD. The MCD does not contain an exemption or derogation in respect of borrowing above a certain amount, unlike the Consumer Credit Directive: the EUR75,000 threshold in that Directive has been implemented in the form of the exemption
PERG 4.10B.5GRP
(1) A buy-to-let credit agreement means either:(a) a contract that at the time it is entered into has the following characteristics:(i) a lender provides credit to an individual or trustees (the 'borrower');(ii) the contract provides for the obligation of the borrower to repay to be secured by a mortgage on land in the EEA;(iii) at least 40% of that land is used, or is intended to be used, as or in connection with a dwelling2 (or, where trustees are the borrower, by an individual
PERG 4.10B.15GRP
(1) The definitions of CBTL arranger and CBTL adviser are largely the same as those under the Mortgage Credit Directive.(2) There is guidance on these terms in PERG 4.10A (Activities regulated under the Mortgage Credit Directive).(3) The main difference between the definitions in this section and those in PERG 4.10A is that this section only relates to CBTL credit agreements.
CONC App 1.4.1RRP
(1) For the purposes of articles 60H(1)(c) and 60Q(b) of the Regulated Activities Order and of CONC 1.2.10R(2), a declaration made by the borrower or hirer which provides that the borrower or hirer agrees to forgo the protection and remedies that would be available to the borrower or hirer if the agreement were a regulated credit agreement or a regulated consumer hire agreement must comply with CONC App 1.4.2R and either CONC App 1.4.6R or, in the case of an MCD article 3(1)(b)
2Declaration by high net worth borrower under an MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreementThe declaration for the purposes of article 60H(1)(c) of the Regulated Activities Order and of CONC 1.2.10R(2) must have the following form and content- “Declaration by high net worth borrower under an MCD article 3(1)(b) credit agreement (article 60H(1)(c) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001)I confirm that I have received a copy of the statement of
PERG 4.10A.5GRP
(1) This paragraph lists the regulated mortgage contracts outside the MCD.(2) MCD exempt lifetime mortgages are excluded from the Mortgage Credit Directive. These are regulated mortgage contracts or article 3(1)(b) credit agreements where the creditor:(a) contributes a lump sum, periodic payments or other forms of credit disbursement; (b) contributes the sums in (a) in return for a sum deriving from the future sale of a residential property or a right relating to residential property;
MCOB 1.2.19GRP
(1) 8To meet the definition of an MCD credit agreement (including a foreign currency loan), a contract must come within the definition at the time it is entered into.(2) The effect of (1) is that: (a) a contract which, at the time it is entered into, comes within the definition of an MCD regulated mortgage contract (and a foreign currency loan where applicable) remains an MCD regulated mortgage contract (and a foreign currency loan where applicable) throughout its remaining term,
TC 2.1.5BRRP
19A firm must ensure that an employee does not carry on any of the activities 23A to 23E in TC Appendix 1 without having an appropriate level of knowledge and competence, which includes an appropriate:(1) knowledge of MCD credit agreements and any ancillary services offered by the firm with them;(2) knowledge of the laws relating to MCD credit agreements for consumers (in particular, consumer protection);(3) knowledge and understanding of the property purchasing process;(4) knowledge
TC 2.1.5DGRP
19For the purposes of assessing the employee's knowledge and competence, professional experience means their years of employment in areas relating to the origination, distribution or intermediation of MCD credit agreements.[Note: annex III (3)(b) of the MCD]
MIPRU 1.3.2RRP
For the valuation of residential immovable property to enter into an MCD credit agreement:(1) an MCD creditor must use reliable standards for the valuation where the valuation is carried out by the MCD creditor; or(2) where the valuation is carried out by a third party, the MCD creditor must take reasonable steps to ensure that reliable standards are used. [Note: article 19(1) of the MCD]
MCOB 8.1.6GRP
6Firms are reminded that MCD lifetime mortgages are also subject to the advising and selling standards in MCOB 4.4A and MCOB 4A that apply to MCD regulated mortgage contracts.
PERG 4.4.28CGRP
8A contract is excluded from the definition of regulated mortgage contract if, at the time is entered into, it meets the following conditions:(1) it provides for credit to be granted by a ‘housing authority’ within the meaning of article 60E of the Regulated Activities Order. The definition in article 60E includes housing associations registered under the relevant housing legislation (see PERG 2.7.19FAG);(2) if entered into on or after 21 March 2016:(a) it is an agreement of a
PERG 2.9.3GRP
This group of exclusions applies, in specified circumstances, to the regulated activities of:(1) dealing in investments as principal;(2) arranging (bringing about) dealsininvestments and4making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments;44(2A) arranging a home finance transaction;4(3) managing investments;(4) assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance;(5) safeguarding and administering investments;(6) sending dematerialised instructions;(7)
PERG 2.9.24GRP
(1) 12Subject to (2), (3) and (4),15 the exclusions apply, in relation to any activity carried on by a local authority.15(2) The exclusion relating to the regulated activities of:(a) dealing in investments as agents;(b) arranging (bringing about) deals in investments;(c) making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments;(d) assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance; and(e) advising on investments;applies to any activity carried on
PERG 4.10.10GRP
1There are exclusions that apply, in relation to each of the regulated mortgage activities and to advising on regulated credit agreements for the acquisition of land,5 if the person carrying on the activity is a local authority or a wholly owned subsidiary of a local authority. They can be found in article 72G of the Regulated Activities Order, but only apply where:53(a) the relevant agreement was entered into before 21 March 2016; or5(b) the relevant agreement is entered into
SUP 13.2.6GRP
5As set out in article 32(1) of the MCD, a UKfirm will only be able to carry on MCD credit intermediation activity in relation to an MCD credit agreement offered by a non-credit institution in an EEA state if that EEA state permits non-credit institutions to offer MCD credit agreements.
MCOB 9.1.7GRP
(1) 3This chapter does not apply to an MCD lifetime mortgage, except as set out in (2) to (3), below.(2) MCOB 9.4.33 R, MCOB 9.4.35 R, MCOB 9.4.62 R and MCOB 9.4.63 R apply to the extent specified by MCOB 5A.6.2 R.(3) MCOB 9.6 to MCOB 9.8 apply, except for rules that modify or replace MCOB 7.6.7R to MCOB 7.6.17R (because those rules do not apply to an MCD mortgage lender or an MCD mortgage credit intermediary, MCOB 7B applies instead: see MCOB 7.1.2AR and MCOB 7.1.2BG).