Part III The Compulsory Jurisdiction

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This Part of this Schedule applies only in relation to the compulsory jurisdiction.

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(1)     The [FCA] must make rules providing that a complaint is not to be entertained unless[—

(a)]     the complainant has referred it under the ombudsman scheme before the applicable time limit (determined in accordance with the rules) has expired[, or

(b)     in the case of a complaint other than a relevant complaint within the meaning of section 404B, the respondent agrees that the complaint should be entertained despite the complainant having referred it under the ombudsman scheme after the applicable time limit has expired].

(2)     The rules may provide that an ombudsman may extend that time limit in specified circumstances.

(3)     The [FCA] may make rules providing that a complaint is not to be entertained (except in specified circumstances) if the complainant has not previously communicated its substance to the respondent and given him a reasonable opportunity to deal with it.

(4)     The [FCA] may make rules requiring an authorised person[, [an electronic money issuer within the meaning of the Electronic Money Regulations 2011] or a payment service provider within the meaning of the Payment Services Regulations [2017],] who may become subject to the compulsory jurisdiction as a respondent to establish such procedures as the [FCA] considers appropriate for the resolution of complaints which—

(a)     may b

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