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Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order defines the circumstances in which ring-fenced bodies will be able to deal with investments as principal by providing for exceptions to the excluded activity set out in section 142D of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 in relation to the management by the ringfenced body of its own risks or of its liquid assets or the provision of derivatives to its clients. The Order also imposes prohibitions on ring-fenced bodies under section 142E, which (with the exceptions provided for) limit the way in which a ring-fenced body may have access to clearing and settlement services provided by a recognised inter-bank payment system, restrict the exposures a ring-fenced body may have to relevant financial institutions, and ensure that a ring-fenced body may not have a subsidiary or branch in any country outside the EEA (other than operational subsidiaries which do not provide banking services).

Article 1 defines the terms used in the Order.