Article 31

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Title:
Article 31
Description:
Coverage for firms not authorised to hold client money or securities
Main content:
1. Coverage for the firms referred to in point (2)(c) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 shall take one of the following forms:
 
(a) initial capital of EUR 50 000;
 
(b) professional indemnity insurance covering the whole territory of the Union or some other comparable guarantee against liability arising from professional negligence, representing at least EUR 1 000 000 applying to each claim and in aggregate EUR 1 500 000 per annum for all claims;
 
(c) a combination of initial capital and professional indemnity insurance in a form resulting in a level of coverage equivalent to that referred to in points (a) or (b).
 
The Commission shall periodically review the amounts referred to in the first subparagraph.
 
2. If a firm referred to in point (2)(c) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 is also registered under Directive 2002/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 December 2002 on insurance mediation ( 1 ), it shall comply with Article 4(3) of that Directive and have coverage in one of the following forms:
 
(a) initial capital of EUR 25 000;
 
(b) professional indemnity insurance covering the whole territory of the Union or some other comparable guarantee against liability arising from professional negligence, representing at least EUR 500 000 applying to each claim and in aggregate EUR 750 000 per annum for all claims;
 
(c) a combination of initial capital and professional indemnity insurance in a form resulting in a level of coverage equivalent to that referred to in points (a) or (b).
 

(1) OJ L 9, 15.1.2003, p. 3.