UK SFTR library

To help firms understand their requirements, browse our links to useful information on the UK Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (UK SFTR). This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive list and isn’t a substitute for your own research.

Now the transition period has ended, the references below confirm the legislation that's applicable in the UK following the end of the transition period.

UK statutory instruments

Onshoring of technical standards

The EU technical standards that were operational during the transition period have been brought into UK law by the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.

Relevant instruments, which were made on 22 October 2020, are listed below. These instruments make changes to bring the standards into UK law. The UK technical standards may be found in the FCA’s Handbook.

The Technical Standards (Securities Financing Transactions Regulation) (EU Exit) (No 1) Instrument 2020 makes changes to onshore the following technical standards:

The Technical Standards (Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (EU Exit) (No 2) Instrument 2020 makes changes to onshore the following technical standards:

UK SFTR validation rules

UK SFTR reporting counterparties and UK TRs should use the UK SFTR validation rules when submitting securities financing transactions (SFTs) entered into from 11pm on 31 December 2020 until 14 April 2022. On 14 October 2021, we published an update to the UK SFTR validation rules, which will apply from 14 April 2022.

EU legislation and other documents applicable before the end of the transition period

Find links to:

Other useful documents

Page updates

14/10/2021: Information added Update to the UK SFTR validation rules.
03/12/2020: Link added The Securities Financing Transactions, Securitisation and Miscellaneous Amendments (EU Exit) Regulations 2020)
30/10/2020: Information added The Technical Standards (Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (EU Exit) (No 2) Instrument 2020