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Location: Central Bank of Bahrain Volume 4—Investment Business > Part A > High Level Standards > AU Authorisation > AU-5 Information Requirements and Processes > AU-5.5 Cancellation of Authorisation > Voluntary Surrender of a License or Closure of a Branch > AU-5.5.1
  • Voluntary Surrender of a License or Closure of a Branch

    • AU-5.5.1

      In accordance with Article 50 of the CBB Law, investment firm licenseesG wishing to cancel their license or cease activities for a branch must obtain the CBB's written approval, before ceasing their activities. All such requests must be made in writing to the Director, Financial Institutions Supervision, setting out in full the reasons for the request and how the business is to be wound up.

      Amended: October 2011
      Amended: July 2010
      Amended: July 2007

    • AU-5.5.2

      Investment firm licenseesG must satisfy the CBB that their customers' interests are to be safeguarded during and after the proposed cancellation. The requirements contained in Module GR regarding cessation of business must be satisfied.

      Amended: July 2007

    • AU-5.5.3

      Failure to comply with Rule AU-5.5.1 constitutes a breach of Article 50(a) of the CBB Law. The CBB will only approve such a request where it has no outstanding regulatory concerns and any relevant customer interests would not be prejudiced. A voluntary surrender of a license will not be accepted where it is aimed at pre-empting supervisory actions by the CBB. A voluntary surrender will only be allowed to take effect once the licenseeG , in the opinion of the CBB, has discharged all its regulatory responsibilities to customers.

      Amended: January 2011
      Amended: July 2007

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