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 1 General requirements

  1. (1)

    An application pursuant to Article 34 of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 shall contain, as appropriate, information that includes the following:

    1. (a)

      items listed in Annex I, when the applicant is a legal person applying for authorisation;

    2. (b)

      items listed in Annex II, when the applicant is a legal person applying for registration;

    3. (c)

      items listed in Annex I, when the applicant is a natural person applying for authorisation, with the exception of the information listed at points (c), (f), (h) and (i) of paragraph 1 of Annex I;

    4. (d)

      items listed in Annex II, when the applicant is a natural person applying for registration, with the exception of the information listed at points (c), (f), (h) and (i) of paragraph 1 of Annex II.

  2. (2)

    The application may contain information at the level of a family of benchmarks only where none of the benchmarks within the family is included in the list of critical benchmarks established in accordance with Article 20(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011.

  3. (3)

    Where the applicant has omitted to provide any of the required information the application shall include an explanation as to why that information has not been provided.

  4. (4)

    The applicant shall not be required to provide the information listed under points (f) to (j) of paragraph 1 of Annex I or Annex II, as applicable, to the extent that the applicant is already supervised in the United Kingdom by the FCA for other activities than the provision of benchmarks.