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Article 4 Definitions

1. For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) "credit institution" means an undertaking the business of which is to take deposits or other repayable funds from the public and to grant credits for its own account;

(2) "investment firm" means a person as defined in point (1) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2004/39/EC, which is subject to the requirements imposed by that Directive, excluding the following: (a) credit institutions; (b) local firms; (c) firms which are not authorised to provide the ancillary service referred to in point (1) of Section B of Annex I to Directive 2004/39/EC, which provide only one or more of the investment services and activities listed in points 1, 2, 4 and 5 of Section A of Annex I to that Directive, and which are not permitted to hold money or securities belonging to their clients and which for that reason may not at any time place themselves in debt with those clients;

(3) "institution" means a credit institution