The FCA has published its Handbook Notice 35.  The notice sets out changes made to the FCA Handbook under instruments made by the FCA Board on 29 June 2016 and 28 July 2016.

Some of the key instruments are:

  • Handbook Administration (No.42) Instrument 2016.  This instrument makes minor administrative changes to various modules of the Handbook to correct or clarify existing provisions.  The FCA has not consulted on these changes.  The instrument comes into force on 1 August 2016.
  • Mortgage Credit Directive (Amendment No.3) Instrument 2016.  This instrument makes changes to signpost how rules implementing the Mortgage Credit Directive 2014 apply to passporting firms.  The FCA consulted on these changes in its March 2016 quarterly consultation.  Feedback to this consultation is published in chapter 3 of the Handbook Notice.  The instrument comes into force on 1 August 2016.
  • Supervision Manual (Financial Crime Report) Instrument 2016.  This instrument makes changes to chapter 16 of the Supervision manual (SUP 15) to enable the FCA to obtain regular, accurate and consistent data to identify financial crime risk.  The FCA published the final text of this instrument in a policy statement also published on 29 July 2016.  The instrument comes into force on 31 December 2016.