To apply to conduct securities business money lending, a securities firm shall fill out an application form and submit it together with the relevant documentation to the TWSE. After the TWSE has reviewed an application and found the applicant qualified and in compliance with the applicable provisions of these Operating Rules, it shall forward the application to the competent authority for approval.
After a securities firm under the preceding paragraph has been approved by the competent authority to conduct securities business money lending, it may do so only after it has registered the amendment to its securities business items with the TWSE. The business personnel of the securities firm conducting securities business money lending shall possess the qualifications prescribed by the competent authority in the relevant provisions of the Regulations Governing Responsible Persons and Associated Persons of Securities Firms.
After a securities firm has been approved by the competent authority to conduct securities business money lending, if its regulatory capital adequacy ratio is below 150 percent for 2 consecutive months, it shall suspend such business, and may resume it only after the securities firm achieves compliance with regulations for 3 consecutive months and receives approval from the competent authority; The same rule shall be applied if the securities firm has already been approved to conduct such lending but has not begun doing so..