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 Format of the application

  1. (1)

    An application for registration shall be provided in an instrument which stores information in a durable medium as defined in Article 2(1)(m) of Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

  2. (2)

    An application for registration shall be submitted in the format set out in the Annex.

  3. (3)

    A trade repository shall give a unique reference number to each document it submits and shall ensure that the information submitted clearly identifies which specific requirement of the delegated act with regard to regulatory technical standards specifying the details of the application for registration of trade repositories adopted pursuant to Article 56(3) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 it refers to, in which document that information is provided and also provides a reason if the information is not submitted as outlined in the document references section of the Annex.