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Application provision

1.1 Unless otherwise stated, this Part applies to:

  1. (1) a UK Solvency II firm;
  2. (2) in accordance with Insurance General Application 3, the Society, as modified by 8;
  3. (3) in accordance with Insurance General Application 3, a managing agent, as modified by 8;
  4. (4) a third country branch undertaking (other than a Swiss general insurer); and
  5. (5) a UK ISPV.

2.1

07/03/2016

The PRA directs that a firm must make a senior insurance management approval application in accordance with 2.2, before the activities requiring approval commence.

2.2

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The PRA directs that a firm must use Form A (long form) for a senior insurance management approval application unless:

  1. (1) the firm must use Form E under 2.3; or
  2. (2) the firm must use Form A (shortened form) under 2.6.

2.3

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The PRA directs that, subject to 2.4 and 2.5, a firm must use Form E for a senior insurance management approval application if it is being made in respect of a person who has a current approved person approval and is either:

  1. (1) ceasing to perform a senior insurance management function and taking up a new senior insurance management function for the same firm or another member of its group; or
  2. (2) ceasing to perform a significant influence function and taking up a senior insurance management function for the firm or another member of its group.

2.4

07/03/2016

The PRA directs that a firm must not use Form E for a senior insurance management approval application if:

  1. (1) a notification has been made or should be made to the PRA under any of the rules in Notifications 11 or to the FCA under any equivalent provisions of the FCA Handbook;
  2. (2) any of the circumstances in 4.2(2)(a)-(d) apply in relation to:
    1. (a) any controlled function that that person is ceasing to perform; or
    2. (b) any controlled function that that person is continuing to perform in relation to that firm or a firm in the same group.

2.5

07/03/2016

The PRA directs that a firm must not use Form E if the person to whom the senior insurance management approval application relates:

  1. (1) has never before been approved:
    1. (a) by the PRA to perform a controlled function; or
    2. (b) by the FCA to perform a significant influence function
  2.       for any firm;
  3.       or
  4. (2) has not been the subject of a current approved person approval in relation to any firm for more than six months prior to the date of application.

2.6

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  1. (1) The PRA directs that a firm must use Form A (shortened form) for a senior insurance management approval application if:
    1. (a) the person to whom the application relates:
      1. (i) has at the time of application a current approved person approval; or
      2. (ii) has had a current approved person approval within the previous six months; and
    2. (b) there have been no matters arising in relation to the fitness and propriety of the person to whom the senior insurance management approval application relates which mean that the information provided to the FCA or PRA regarding fitness and propriety in connection with a current approved person approval may have changed since the application for the current approved person approval was made.
  2. (2) A firm must not use Form A (shortened form) if the circumstances set out in 2.3 apply.

2.7

07/03/2016

The PRA directs that the form submitted for a senior insurance management approval application must be accompanied by a scope of responsibilities form or, where such form has already been provided under Key Function Holder – Notifications 2.2, an updated version of it.