For the purposes of section A18 “contract or other instrument involving financial services” means a contract or other instrument to which any of the following paragraphs applies.
(1) This paragraph applies to a financial contract.
(2) “Financial contract” means—
(a) a contract for the provision of financial services consisting of—
(i) lending (including the factoring and financing of commercial transactions),
(ii) financial leasing, or
(iii) providing guarantees or commitments;
(b) a securities contract, including—
(i) a contract for the purchase, sale or loan of a security, group or index of securities;
(ii) an option on a security or group or index of securities;
(iii) a repurchase or reverse repurchase transaction on any such security, group or index;
(c) a commodities contract, including—
(i) a contract for the purchase, sale or loan of a commodity or group or index of commodities for future delivery;
(ii) an option on a commodity or group or index of commodities;
(iii) a repurchase or reverse repurchase transaction on any such commodity, group or index;
(d) a futures or forwards contract, including a contract (other than a commodities contract) for the purchase, sale or transfer of a commodity or property of any other description, service, right or interest for a specified price at a future date;
(e) a swap agreement, including—
(i) a swap or option relating to interest rates, spot or other foreign exchange agreements, currency, an equity index or equity, a debt index or debt, commodity indexes or
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