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Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

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Status: In this content, we have included all amendments made by EU exit-related instruments up to end September 2020. There will be more amendments to be made later this year, further to the September QCP.

Article 7 Importance of the benchmark to financial stability

The further criteria to be considered by the competent authority under Article 25(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 in taking into account the importance of the benchmark to financial stability shall include at least an assessment of the relationship between the total value of the financial instruments, financial contracts and investment funds referencing the benchmark and the value of the total assets of the financial sector and of the banking sector in a Member State, where that information is known to the competent authority.