[404E Meaning of “consumers”]
[404E Meaning of “consumers”]

[(1)     For the purposes of sections 404 to 404B “consumers” means persons . . .—

(a)     [who] have used, or may have contemplated using, any of the services within subsection (2); . . .

(b)     [who] have relevant rights or interests in relation to any of the services within that subsection[; or

(c)     in respect of whom a person carries on an activity which is specified in article 89G of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 (seeking out etc claims) whether that activity, as carried on by that person, is a regulated activity or is, by reason of an exclusion provided for under the 2001 Order or the 2000 Act, not a regulated activity].

(2)     The services within this subsection are services provided by—

(a)     authorised persons in carrying on regulated activities;

(b)     . . .