Circular Letters related to MPF Intermediaries

For your convenience, we set out below a list of circulars directly related to MPF intermediaries. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Please refer to ‘Circulars’ for a full list of the circulars issued.

Circulars

Date Circulars
14-Oct-20 Acceptable Means of Conducting Sales and Marketing Activities
31-Aug-20 Revised Guidelines on MPF Intermediary Registration and Notification of Changes (Guidelines VI.1)
12-Aug-20 Special Arrangements on eService due to Enhancements of eService for MPF Intermediaries
31-Mar-20 Introduction of Risk Class for Constituent Funds under MPF Schemes
3-Dec-19 Principal Intermediaries (PIs) to Strengthen Internal Controls
23-Sep-19 Revised MPF Guidelines, Forms and Annual Returns for Registered Intermediaries (RIs)
31-Jul-19 Special arrangements due to amendments to definitions of Type A and Type B regulatees in relation to the Insurance Authority (IA)
22-Mar-19 Tax Deductible Voluntary Contributions (TVCs) and Related Issues
18-Dec-18 Conduct of Registered Intermediaries (RIs)
9-Nov-18 Payment of Annual Fees and Submission of Annual Returns by Registered Intermediaries (RIs) via “eService”
27-Sep-18 Submission of MPF Intermediary Applications and Giving of Notices/Documents to Registered Intermediaries (RIs) via “eService”
26-Mar-18 Conduct of Registered Intermediaries (RIs)
19-Jan-18 Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2017
5-Jan-18 Electronic Submission of Personal Account (PA) Enquiries by Registered Intermediaries (RIs) on behalf of Scheme Members
15-Dec-17 Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2017
5-Dec-17 Revised and New MPF Guidelines for Registered Intermediaries
27-Oct-17 Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2017
6-Oct-17 Revised MPF Guidelines and Forms for Registered Intermediaries (RIs)
1-Sep-17 Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2017
9-Jun-17 Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2017
10-Mar-17 Default Investment Strategy
9-Dec-16 Default Investment Strategy
30-Nov-16 Default Investment Strategy
18-Nov-16 Submission of Annual Returns by MPF Intermediaries for 2016
9-Sep-16 Matters relating to personal account enquiries made by registered intermediaries on behalf of scheme members
21-Jun-16 MPF Scheme Mergers/Restructuring, & Change of Administrator
29-Apr-16 Non-compliance with arrangements for personal account enquiries made on behalf of scheme members by registered intermediaries
21-Mar-16 Revised MPF Guidelines and Forms for Registered Intermediaries
22-Feb-16 Revised MPF Guidelines and Forms for Registered Intermediaries
16-Dec-15 Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 (“the Amendment Ordinance”) - Withdrawal of Accrued Benefits by Instalments
9-Dec-15 Regulated Advice on whether or when to transfer accrued benefits
3-Nov-15 Submission of Annual Returns by eService
23-Sep-15 Arrangement for Handling of Personal Account Enquiries Made on Behalf of Scheme Members by Registered Intermediaries
10-Jul-15 Handling of Contribution Payments
19-Jan-15 Unsolicited Calls related to MPF Services
22-Dec-14 Performance Pledges in relation to MPF Intermediaries under Part 4A of the Mandatory Provident Funds Schemes Ordinance
27-Nov-14 Returns to be submitted by MPF Intermediaries
16-Jun-14 Revised Form for “Employee Choice Arrangement (“ECA”) – Transfer Election Form"
19-May-14 Failure of MPF Intermediaries to Submit Annual Returns and / or Comply with Continuing Training Requirements
3-Mar-14 Revised MPF Guidelines and Forms for Registered Intermediaries
9-Dec-13 Annual Returns to be submitted by MPF Intermediaries for the period 1 January to 31 December 2013
25-Nov-13 Revised Forms for Registered Intermediaries - Notification of Changes of Information and Request Form for Resetting Passwords
15-Nov-13 Notices to MPF Intermediaries
14-Nov-13 Briefing Sessions on the Submission of Annual Returns and the eService
11-Sep-13 Consolidation of MPF Personal Accounts Campaign
19-Aug-13 Consolidation of MPF Personal Accounts Campaign
14-Mar-13 Implementation of the New MPF Intermediary Regulatory Regime
8-Mar-13 Training for MPF Registered Intermediaries
28-Jan-13 Syllabus and Study Notes for the MPF Intermediaries Examination / MPF Schemes Examination (Eighth Edition)
24-Dec-12 Implementation of the New MPF Intermediary Regulatory Regime
21-Dec-12 Implementation of the New MPF Intermediaries' Regulatory Regime
29-Nov-12 Implementation of the New MPF Intermediaries' Regulatory Regime
31-Oct-12 Preparation for Implementation of the New MPF Intermediary Regulatory Regime
26-Oct-12 Preparation for Implementation of the New MPF Intermediary Regulatory Regime
22-Oct-12 Preparation for Implementation of New MPF Intermediary Regulatory Regime
14-Sep-12 Preparation for Implementation of the New MPF Intermediary Regulatory Regime
16-Aug-12 Preparation for Implementation of the New MPF Intermediary Regulatory Regime           
9-Jul-12 Commencement of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Ordinance 2012
22-Jun-12         Training on Conduct Requirements for MPF Registered Intermediaries
15-May-12                     Legislative Proposals for the Regulation of MPF Intermediaries Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes  (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2011
21-Feb-12 Training for MPF Intermediaries in 2012
15-Dec-11 Future Recognition of MPF Core CPD Activities
23-Nov-11 Training for MPF Individual Intermediaries in 2012
10-Oct-11 Discontinuance of the Three Yearly Registration Renewal Cycle and Issue of MPF Registration Certificates
29-Apr-11 Training for MPF Individual Intermediaries in 2011 (To: MPF Corporate Intermediaries)
11-Apr-11 Unauthorized Preserved Account Checking
24-Dec-10 Revised Application Form for Registration as an MPF Individual Intermediary and Declaration Form
16-Nov-10 Training for MPF Individual Intermediaries
3-Sep-10 Enhancing Protection to MPF Scheme Members - the Use of Gifts
9-Aug-10 Impersonation of MPF Scheme Members
20-Jan-10 Training for MPF Individual Intermediaries in 2010
16-Oct-09 Misleading Information Concerning Introduction of Portability Scheme
10-May-03 Enquiries from Approved Trustees and Service Providers
8-Dec-00 Enrolment and Contribution Arrangement of Self-Employed Persons ("SEPs")
16-Nov-00 Misleading Information on Enrolment and Contribution Requirements and Non-refusal of Self-employed Persons
9-Nov-00 Mis-selling of Master Trust Schemes to Employers of Casual Employees
27-Sep-00 Refusal of Application for Membership by a Self-Employed Person ("SEPs")

Last Revision Date: 14/10/2020