Extension of Fitness and Propriety Assessments for UK FCA-Regulated Firms
06/30/2020The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has announced the extension for solo-regulated firms of the deadline for completion of firms’ first assessments of the fitness and propriety of their Certified Persons. In light of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on financial institutions, HM Treasury agreed to extend the deadline from December 9, 2020, to March 31, 2021, although the legislation to formalize the extension is yet to be finalized. The FCA states that firms that are able to carry out their assessments before the March 2021 deadline, should do so.
The FCA states that it will consult, in parallel to the legislative process, on extending the date the Conduct Rules come into force and the deadline for submission of information about Directory persons.
View the FCA’s announcement.
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