SRA Handbook

Records of transactions

Version 19 of the Handbook was published on 1 October 2017. For more information, please click "History" above.

Rule 5: Records of transactions

5.1

Where a firm receives instructions from a client to effect a transaction, or makes a decision to effect a transaction in its discretion, it shall keep a record of:

(a)

the name of the client;

(b)

the terms of the instructions or decision; and

(c)

in the case of instructions, the date when they were received.

5.2

Where a firm gives instructions to another person to effect a transaction, it shall keep a record of:

(a)

the name of the client;

(b)

the terms of the instructions;

(c)

the date when the instructions were given; and

(d)

the name of the other person instructed.

Note

(i)

It is not necessary for the firm to make a separate record. Normal file notes or letters on the file will meet the requirements of this rule provided that they include the appropriate information. If instructions are given or received over the telephone, an appropriate attendance note would satisfy this rule.

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