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SUP 10C.11.10DRP
An application by a firm to the FCA for the variation of an existing approval under section 63ZA of the Act (Variation of a senior manager’s approval at request of 5authorised person) must be accompanied by a statement of responsibilities.
SUP 10C.11.27GRP
(1) An example of the requirement that a5firm'sstatements of responsibilities for its SMF managers should be consistent (see SUP 10C.11.23G) is that they should5 together demonstrate that there are no gaps in the allocation of responsibilities among the firm’s5SMF managers.(2) A firm'sstatements of responsibilities should be interpreted, where possible, so as to avoid any gaps in the allocation of responsibility for its activities among its SMF managers.(3) Paragraphs (1) and

[deleted] [Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SYSC 24.2.6R]6

SYSC 4.7.31GRP
[deleted] [Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SYSC 26.10.1G]6

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SYSC 4.8.27GRP
[deleted] [Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SYSC 26.8.3G]5
SUP 10C.14.24GRP

Table: Explanation of the sections of the Act mentioned in SUP 10C.14.22R4


Summary of relevant parts

Other Handbook material


Section 63(2A) (Duty to notify regulator of grounds for withdrawal of approval)

At least once a year, each firm must, in relation to every SMF manager for whom an approval has been given on the application of that firm:

(a) consider whether there are any grounds on which the FCA could withdraw the approval; and

(b) if the firm is of the opinion that there are such grounds, notify the FCA of those grounds.

FIT sets out guidance on the factors a firm should take into account when assessing the fitness and propriety of an approved person.




Section 64C of the Act (Requirement for 4authorised persons to notify regulator of disciplinary action)


(a) a firm takes disciplinary action in relation to an SMF manager; and

(b) the reason, or one of the reasons, for taking that action is a reason specified in SUP 15.11.6R;

the firm should notify the FCA of that fact.

SUP 15.11 (Notification of COCON breaches and disciplinary action)

An example of when a notification should be made using Form C rather than Form D is when a firm is required to notify the FCA under section 64C of the Act that it has dismissed an SMF manager.

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    [deleted] Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SYSC 25.1.5R]3

SYSC 4.6.15RRP
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SYSC 5.2.35RRP
[deleted] Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SYSC 27.8.4R]8
65(1) SYSC 24 says that certain SMCR firms, including a credit union, should6 allocate a number of specified management responsibilities (called FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities) to one or more of their SMF managers6. (2) SYSC 26 says that certain SMCR firms, including a credit union, should6 ensure that, at all times, one or more of their6SMF managers have overall responsibility for each of the activities, business areas and management functions of the firm.
SUP 10C.8.4RRP
[deleted] [Editor’s note: The text of this provision has been moved to SUP 10C.8A.2R]4
SUP 10A.17.2GRP
If the firm or its advisers have further questions, they should contact the FCA's Contact Centre (see SUP 10A.12.6 G).
(1) (a) This paragraph CASS 1A.3.1BG describes how CASS 1A.3.1AR applies to SMCR firms.8343(b) The8 function in CASS 1A.3.1AR is not a separate controlled function and performing that function does not require approval as an approved person. 837(c) 7However, nothing in paragraphs (1A) to (4) affects the requirement for the function in CASS 1A.3.1AR to be allocated to a single director or senior manager of sufficient skill and authority in accordance with CASS 1A.3.1AR and CASS
CASS 11.3.3GRP
(1) [deleted]41(2) As a consequence of CASS 11.3.4R4, in a CASS large debt management firm (including a not-for-profit debt advice body fitting into that category) the function described in CASS 11.3.4R is required to be discharged by a director or senior manager.1(3) [deleted]4313(4) [deleted]413(4A) 3For an SMCR firm, the function in CASS 11.3.4R is not a separate controlled function and performing that function does not require approval as an approved person. Paragraphs (5)
SUP 10C.2.1GRP
The purpose of SUP 10C is: (1) to specify, under section 59 of the Act, descriptions of the FCA-designated senior management functions for SMCR firms2, which are listed in SUP 10C.4.3R; and2(2) to specify the manner in which a firm must apply for the FCA's approval under section 59 of the Act and other procedures for FCA-approved SMF managers; 2
SUP 10C.16.6GRP
Failing to disclose relevant information to the FCA may be a criminal offence under section 398 of the Act.
(1) 2Generally, where an overseas manager of an overseas SMCR firm5 has responsibilities in relation to its branch in the United Kingdom that are strategic only, they will not need to be an FCA-approved SMF manager.(2) However, where an overseas manager is responsible for implementing that strategy for its branch in the United Kingdom, and has not delegated that responsibility to an SMF manager in the United Kingdom, they will potentially be performing an FCA controlled function
SYSC 22.5.19GRP
A firm giving a reference need not include information from a criminal records check it has carried out under Part V of the Police Act 1997 (Certificates of Criminal Records, &2). The recruiting firm should carry out a criminal records check itself if necessary. The main FCA Handbook requirements on a recruiting firm to carry out a criminal records check are:32(1) SUP 10C.10.16R (a firm should3 carry out such a check when appointing an SMF manager); and3(2) SYSC 23.4 (Criminal
DEPP 2.5.18GRP
Some of the distinguishing features of notices given under enactments other than the Act are as follows: (1) [deleted]66(2) [deleted]66(3) Friendly Societies Act 1992, section 58A1: The warning notice and decision notice must set out the terms of the direction which the FCA6 proposes or has decided to give and any specification of when the friendly society is to comply with it. A decision notice given under section 58A(3) must give an indication of the society's right, given by
CREDS 10.1.3RP
ModuleRelevance to Credit UnionsThe Principles for Businesses (PRIN)The Principles for Businesses (PRIN) set out 3high-level requirements 3imposed by the FCA3. They provide a general statement of regulatory requirements. The Principles apply to all9credit unions. In applying the Principles to credit unions, the FCA3 will be mindful of proportionality. In practice, the implications are likely to vary according to the size and complexity 3of the credit union.99999Senior Management
SUP 10C.15.3GRP

Table: FCA approved persons forms and other documents

1Form or other document


Handbook requirement

The6 relevant Form A

SUP 10C Annex 3D6

Application to perform designated senior management functions6

SUP 10C.10.8D

Form B

SUP 10C Annex 4R6

Notice to withdraw an application to perform controlled functions under the approved persons regime

SUP 10C.10.36R

Notice to withdraw an application to vary an approval under the senior managers regime6

SUP 10C.13.15R

Form C

SUP 10C Annex 5R6

Notice of ceasing to perform controlled functions

SUP 10C.14.5R

Form D

SUP 10C Annex 6R6

Notification of changes in personal information or application details or functions

SUP 10C.14.13R

SUP 10C.14.15R

Notification about fitness or of breach of conduct rules

SUP 10C.14.18R

SUP 10C.14.22R

Form E

SUP 10C Annex 7D6

Internal transfer of an approved person

SUP 10C.10.9D

Form I

SUP 10C Annex 8D6

Application to vary a conditional approval 6

SUP 10C.13.6D

Form J

SUP 10C Annex 9D6

Notification of significant change to a statement of responsibilities

SUP 10C.11

Relevant3statement of responsibilities


SUP 10C Annex 10D6

SUP 10C.11

4MiFID Article 4 SMR Information Form

SUP 10C Annex 11D6

SUP 10C.10.9BD6

4Annex III template

As required by the MiFID authorisation and management body change notification ITS6

SUP 10C.10.9AG and SUP 10C.14.6AG