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Legislation and guidance for licenceholders

Legislation and guidance for licenceholders

The following links will take you to the legislation and guidance that is relevant to all licenceholders under the Financial Services Act 2008.

Key documents may be found in the following handbooks, which are produced to assist licenceholders to understand and meet regulatory requirements:

  • Class 1 - Deposit taking handbook
  • Class 2 - Investment Business handbook
  • Class 3 - Services to Collective Investment Schemes handbook
  • Class 4 - Corporate Services handbook
  • Class 5 - Trust Services handbook
  • Class 6 - Crowdfunding platforms
  • Class 7 - Management or Administration Services handbook
  • Class 8 - Money Transmission Services handbook

Key documents contained in the handbooks are:

Current Legislation

Official versions of legislation contained on our web-site can be obtained from

Policy Statements


Guidance is not law in the way that primary and secondary legislation is, but following guidance is persuasive - where a licenceholder follows guidance this would tend to indicate compliance with the legislative provisions, and vice versa.