[142A “Ring-fenced body”]
[142A “Ring-fenced body”]

[(1)     In this Act “ring-fenced body” means a UK institution which carries on one or more core activities (see section 142B) in relation to which it has a Part 4A permission.

(2)     But “ring-fenced body” does not include—

(a)     a building society within the meaning of the Building Societies Act 1986, or

(b)     a UK institution of a class exempted by order made by the Treasury.

(3)     An order under subsection (2)(b) may be made in relation to a class of UK institution only if the Treasury are of the opinion that the exemption conferred by the order would not be likely to have a significant adverse effect on the continuity of the provision in the United Kingdom of core services.