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Registered Products Regulations (SOR/2011-99)

Regulations are current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2020-03-16. Previous Versions

Registered Products Regulations

SOR/2011-99

BANK ACT

COOPERATIVE CREDIT ASSOCIATIONS ACT

TRUST AND LOAN COMPANIES ACT

Registration 2011-03-25

Registered Products Regulations

P.C. 2011-509 2011-03-25

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to sections 448.3Footnote a, 459.4Footnote b, 566.1Footnote c, 576.2Footnote d and 978Footnote e of the Bank ActFootnote f, sections 385.131Footnote g, 385.28Footnote h and 463Footnote i of the Cooperative Credit Associations ActFootnote j and sections 434.1Footnote k, 444.3Footnote l and 531Footnote m of the Trust and Loan Companies ActFootnote n, hereby makes the annexed Registered Products Regulations.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    institution

    institution means

    point of service

    point of service means a physical location to which the public has access and at which an institution provides registered products through a natural person in Canada. (point de service)

  • Definition of registered product

    (2) For the purposes of sections 448.3 and 566.1 of the Bank Act, section 385.131 of the Cooperative Credit Associations Act, section 434.1 of the Trust and Loan Companies Act and these Regulations, registered product means a registered education savings plan, a registered retirement savings plan, a registered retirement income fund, a registered disability savings plan or any other plan, arrangement or fund to which Division G of Part I of the Income Tax Act applies that is provided by an institution to a natural person.

Manner of Disclosure

Marginal note:Clear and simple language

  •  (1) The information that is required to be provided by an institution under subsection 448.3(1) or 566.1(1) of the Bank Act, subsection 385.131(1) of the Cooperative Credit Associations Act, subsection 434.1(1) of the Trust and Loan Companies Act or these Regulations must be made in language, and presented in a manner, that is clear, simple and not misleading.

  • Marginal note:Manner of providing information

    (2) The information must be provided in writing and orally, subject to the following exceptions:

    • (a) in the case of an account that is opened by telephone, or an agreement that is entered into by telephone, the institution need only provide the information orally before opening the account or entering into the agreement; and

    • (b) in the case of an account that is opened by electronic means or by mail, or an agreement that is entered into by electronic means or by mail, the institution need only provide the information in writing before opening the account or entering into the agreement.

  • Marginal note:Accounts opened by telephone

    (3) An institution that only provides information orally in accordance with paragraph (2)(a) must provide the same information in writing after opening the account or entering into the agreement.

  • Marginal note:Accounts opened by electronic means

    (4) An institution that only provides information in writing in accordance with paragraph (2)(b) must, before opening the account or entering into the agreement, provide the telephone number of a person who is knowledgeable about the terms and conditions of the registered product.

  • Marginal note:Date of the disclosure

    (5) An institution that provides the information in writing referred to in subsections (2) to (4) by mail is considered to have provided that information to the individual on the fifth business day after the postmark date.

  • SOR/2020-47, s. 18

Circumstances Under Which Information Need Not Be Provided

Marginal note:Exception

  •  (1) An institution is not required to provide the information referred to in subsection 448.3(1) or 566.1(1) of the Bank Act, subsection 385.131(1) of the Cooperative Credit Associations Act or subsection 434.1(1) of the Trust and Loan Companies Act if

    • (a) the account to be opened, or the product or service in respect of which an agreement is to be entered into, will form part of a customer’s existing registered product; and

    • (b) the customer has been previously advised in writing of all charges in respect of the registered product.

  • Marginal note:Trust and loan companies

    (2) A company, as defined in section 2 of the Trust and Loan Companies Act, is not required to provide the information referred to in subsection 434.1(1) of that Act or section 4 if

    • (a) the account to be opened is being opened by the company solely for the purpose of acting as trustee in respect of the registered product; or

    • (b) the agreement to be entered into is an agreement that the company is entering into solely for the purpose of acting as trustee in respect of the registered product.

Additional Disclosure

Marginal note:Notice of amendments

 Before amending any terms and conditions in respect of a registered product, the institution must disclose the proposed amendment in writing to the person to whom the product was provided.

List of Charges

Marginal note:Branches and websites

  •  (1) An institution must maintain a list of the charges applicable to registered products at each of its branches and points of service where registered products are offered in Canada and on each of its websites through which registered products are offered in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Making list available

    (2) An institution must, on request, make the list available to its customers and to the public for inspection during business hours at each of the branches and points of service referred to in subsection (1).

Coming into Force

Marginal note:August 1, 2011

 These Regulations come into force on November 1, 2011.

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