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.

Article 2 Format of the application

  1. (1)

    The application for recognition shall be submitted in English, unless otherwise indicated in the Annex. The documents referred to in point 8 of the Annex shall be submitted in English.

  2. (2)

    The application for recognition shall be submitted by electronic means or, if accepted by the FCA, in paper form. Those electronic means shall ensure that completeness, integrity and confidentiality of the information are maintained during the transmission. The applicant shall ensure that each submitted document clearly identifies to which specific requirement of this Regulation it refers.