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13. Existing investment business firms.

(1) Notwithstanding section 9 of this Act, a person who is an investment business firm on the day immediately prior to the coming into operation of this section and which is not deemed to be authorised under Part IV or Part VII of this Act may stand authorised, on the coming into operation of this section, as an authorised investment business firm until a supervisory authority has granted or refused authorisation to it:

Provided that, no later than three months after the coming into operation of this Part of this Act, it applies to the supervisory authority under section 10 of this Act for authorisation, and, in that section, references to a proposed investment business firm shall be construed accordingly.

(2) Pending a decision by the supervisory authority to authorise an investment business firm to whom subsection (1) of this section refers, or during the three months referred to in subsection (1) of this section, or during both such times, the supervisory authority may do all or any