Unless otherwise prescribed by the Clearing House, to be eligible for Clearing Membership as a Direct Clearing Member, an applicant must satisfy the Clearing House that:—

2.02A.1.1 it fulfills the criteria and requirements set out in Rule 2.02 (except for Rules and; and
2.02A.1.2 it or its holding company has obtained a long term credit rating from any rating agency registered with an appropriate authority, that indicates, at least, a very strong overall creditworthiness supporting the fulfilment of its financial obligations.

Added on 27 March 200627 March 2006 and amended on 10 August 200710 August 2007 and 26 April 201326 April 2013.