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Application provision

1.1 Unless otherwise stated, this Part applies to:

  1. (1) a firm that, on the effective date, has a Part 4A permission for effecting contracts of insurance or carrying out contracts of insurance and which will with effect from 1 January 2016 be:
    1. (a) a UK Solvency II firm;
    2. (b) a third country branch undertaking (other than a Swiss general insurer); or
    3. (c) a UK ISPV;
  2. (2) the Society, as modified by 9; and
  3. (3) managing agents, as modified by 9.



The PRA directs that, save as required by 4.2 and 8.2, a firm must make any applications, notifications or submissions required by this Part using the ONA system.



If, under any direction or rule in this Part:

  1. (1) a firm is required to make an application, notification or submission online; and
  2. (2) the information technology systems used by the PRA fail and online submission is unavailable for 24 hours or more,

until such time as facilities for online submission are restored a firm may submit the specified form in accordance with Notifications 7.