List of Q&As

Group Solvency report: The distinction between the contents of the columns 350 “Goodwill / Negative goodwill” and 400 “Goodwill / Negative goodwill” of the Group Solvency report

To what extent the contents of the columns 350 “Goodwill / Negative goodwill” and 400 “Goodwill / Negative goodwill” differ from each other? Does the content of the column 400 “Goodwill / Negative goodwill” of the Group Solvency report correspond with the row 300 “Goodwill” of the CA1 report on group level (subgroup level) in case of goodwill (not negative goodwill)? Furthermore, does the content of column 350 “Goodwill / Negative goodwill” of the Group Solvency exclusively concern the goodwill / negative goodwill referring to minority interests? (EBA/ITS/2013/02, Annex II, C 06.00, c350, c400, pp. 59, 60)

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2014_1397 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - COREP (incl. IP Losses) | Date of submission: 25/07/2014

Large Exposures Reporting - Reporting of Shadow Banking Positions under EBA Taxonomy 3.0

Institutions are required to report information on the 10 largest exposures to institutions on a consolidated basis, and on the 10 largest exposures to shadow banking entities that carry out banking activities outside the regulated framework on a consolidated basis, in accordance with Article 394(2) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013. The reporting instructions for template C27.00, Column 070 state: The type of the counterparty of the ten largest exposures to institutions and the ten largest exposures to shadow banking entities shall be specified by using “I” for institutions or “S” for shadow banking entities, which carry out banking activities outside the regulated framework. We have reviewed the information in DPM database published on 8-Apr, together with the DPM dictionary and annotated templates published on 18th Mar and note that this states that only 'I' or 'U' can be used in this instance. There is no mention of 'S'. This being the case, please advise how Shadow Banking positions should be classified?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2021_5819 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Large Exposures | Date of submission: 20/04/2021

Eligibility of Sovereign Guarantee for which Permanent Partial Use Applies against IRB Exposure

When an institution has received permission for permanent partial use of the Standardised Approach for its home sovereign exposures under Article 150 (d) CRR2, does this violate the stipulation under Article 201(2) CRR2 that a guarantor must be internally rated by the institution where the institution uses the IRB Approach?If it is an eligible guarantee, should the guaranteed portion be risk weighted as a Standardised exposure?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

ID: 2017_3581 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 01/11/2017

Applicability of Look through Approach to SPV (Article 132 CRR)

May the look-through approach be applied for exposures in Notes issued by a special purpose vehicle, with no tranches, - which is unclear whether it qualifies as an undertaking for collective investment according to the applicable national law -, where the paid out of the each Note are the net proceeds of the loan receivables portfolio allocated to such Note (provided the additional requirements set for the look through approach are duly met)?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

ID: 2019_4502 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 01/02/2019

Soglia di materialità - Calendar Provisioning - Matheriality threshold - Calendar provisioning

In merito al tema del “Calendar Provisioning” la soglia del 20% stabilita dall’Articolo 47a(3) del Regolamento (EU) No 575/2013 come modificato dal Regolamento 2019/630, sostituisce la soglia di contagio per singolo debitore del 5% attualmente in vigore (e che il 1° gennaio 2021 diventerà dell’1%, vedi Regolamento Delegato (UE) 2018/171)? O si riferisce invece ad altri aspetti? With regard to the subject of ‘calendar provisioning’ is the 20% threshold set in Article 47a(3) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 as amended by Regulation (EU) 2019/630 to be considered to replace the contagion threshold for individual debtors of 5% currently in force (and which will become 1% on 1 January 2021 – see Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/171)? Or does it refer to other aspects?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2018/171 - RTS on the materiality threshold for credit obligations past due

ID: 2020_5528 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 01/10/2020

Obligor level

When applying the default at obligor level for retail, should a credit institution always consider a specific set of individual obligors that have a joint obligation towards an institution as a different obligor (the unit of default takes into consideration the JCO)? Or is this to be applied only for the materiality threshold?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: EBA/GL/2016/07 - Guidelines on the application of the definition of default under Article 178 CRR

ID: 2020_5380 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 21/07/2020

RWA formula for defaulted exposures where institutions use own estimates of LGDs

At which level should the flooring in the RWA formula for defaulted exposures (Articles 153(1)(ii) and 154(1)(i) of CRR2) be applied?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

ID: 2020_5331 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 26/06/2020

Treatment of loans for LBO financing according to the GLs on high risk items

How should loans which constitute leveraged buyout (LBO) financing be treated according to the Guidelines on  specification of types of exposures to be associated with high risk? Should information, that a loan is collateralised by shares in an unlisted company, have decisive impact on its treatment as potentially being "debt exposure with economic substance similar to non-debt exposure" according to the paragraph 2 of section 4.1 of the Guidelines? 

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: EBA/GL/2019/01 - Guidelines on specification of types of exposures to be associated with high risk under Article 128(3) of CRR

ID: 2019_4952 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 17/10/2019

Strong customer authentication (SCA) Knowledge element: Place of Birth and Date of Birth

Does a payer’s date of birth and place of birth constitute a valid Knowledge Element for strong customer authentication.

Legal act: Directive 2015/2366/EU (PSD2)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2018/389 - RTS on strong customer authentication and secure communication

ID: 2021_5821 | Topic: Strong customer authentication and common and secure communication (incl. access) | Date of submission: 21/04/2021

Clarification on where the creation of the authentication code with dynamic linking for strong customer authentication (SCA) for electronic remote payment needs to be done

Should the authentication code be computed and dynamically linked to the transaction data in a unique processing step prior or together with the payer’s authentication on the payer’s device, or can the authentication code be computed and dynamically linked in one or several subsequent steps in the payment process, possibly not on the payer’s device?

Legal act: Directive 2015/2366/EU (PSD2)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2018/389 - RTS on strong customer authentication and secure communication

ID: 2020_5366 | Topic: Other topics | Date of submission: 14/07/2020

DPM 3.0 - C80.00 - C84.00 - Inconsistent modelisation and validation rules v10127_m and v10143_m.

Modelisation issue between report C80.00 and C84.00 but only for the sheets giving a breakdown per currency as we have some inconsistent duplicated fact. See background on the question.

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2021_6038 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Liquidity (LCR, NSFR, AMM) | Date of submission: 15/06/2021

DPM 3.0 validation rules for C84 total RSF

According to validation rules v10158_m and v10063_m, RSF from derivatives should not be included in total required stable funding row 10 in neither column 10 nor 20. Is this really correct? It indicates that RSF from derivatives is not included in calculating the ratio then.

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2021_5847 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Liquidity (LCR, NSFR, AMM) | Date of submission: 12/05/2021

Large Exposures : Mismatch between ITS and DPM v3.0 - C28 column 350 / C29 column 360.

The ITS states that a percentage of Tier 1 capital should be submitted for C28 column 350 / C29 column 360, whereas the DPM only permit a monetary value.

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2021_5814 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Large Exposures | Date of submission: 13/04/2021

Clarification of Value Adjustments according to Art. 111 of CRR2

Should we include in the (C28.00, r010, c190) cell the amount of the valuation adjustment which will be deducted from the original exposure in C28.00 (r010, C110) according to calculations performed under article 111?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions

ID: 2021_5734 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Large Exposures | Date of submission: 11/02/2021

Application of own fund requirements for position risk (CRR Title IV, Chapter 2) to net positions in securitization debt instruments

How should the effect of the cap in Article 335 CRR be reported in COREP template C 14.01 for securitization positions in the trading book?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2021_5729 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - COREP (incl. IP Losses) | Date of submission: 09/02/2021

FINREP V6301_m: for the rows (010;090;670) the {c010} != empty

How should small institutions, without financial cost, fill in rows 10, 90 and 670 of FI_2 to comply with validation rule v6301?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2021_5705 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - FINREP (incl. FB&NPE) | Date of submission: 27/01/2021

DPM v3.0 NSFR Derivatives

Should only derivatives with a residual maturity < 6 be reported on NSFR templates?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions

ID: 2021_5702 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Liquidity (LCR, NSFR, AMM) | Date of submission: 27/01/2021

Reporting of the Securitisation of liabilities in C_14 report (SEC DETAILS) when the ultimate underlying is originally issued by another entity than the reporting institution.

When financial liabilities are the ultimate underlying of a given securitisation and when those liabilities have originally been issued by another institution than the reporting one, how should the column c160 (type of underlying assets) be reported ?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2020_5661 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - COREP (incl. IP Losses) | Date of submission: 17/12/2020

Follow-up question on 2019_4818 related to CB Eligible Central bank withdrawable reserve to be reported in memo line 13 C 66.

As clarified in 2019_4818 that withdrawable central bank reserve may be reported as CB eligible in C71. The same CB reserve is reported in C66 row 3.2 also as CB eligible. In C66 CB eligible HQLA are reported in memo line 13. C66 instruction has specifically mentioned to report row 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 CB eligible values in memo line 13. As we have now agreed to report CB withdrawable reserve as CB eligible for C71 should this also be included in memo line 13 of C66 reporting.

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2020_5646 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Liquidity (LCR, NSFR, AMM) | Date of submission: 08/12/2020

Reconciliation between the sum of Total Risk Exposure contributions in {C06.02;c250} and the Total Risk Exposure reported in ({C02.00;r010;c010}).

The sum of Total Risk Exposure contributions in {C06.02;c250} is not expected to differ greatly from the Total Risk Exposure reported in C02 ({C02.00;r010;c010}). However, the amount in the COREP C02 includes the RWA for entities consolidated using the equity method, while the amount in the COREP C06.02 does not, because entities consolidated using the equity method are out of the scope of this COREP. According to the reporting instructions, the entity should allocate the RWAs so that the value for the group is the sum of the values reported for each entity in ‘Group Solvency’ template. The entity consolidated using the equity method should play no role. I understand that the column 250 (and therefore columns 260 to 290) of the COREP C06.02 should not report actual risk figures, but “contributions”. According to the regulation 2014/680 Annex II paragraph 35, “The institutions shall define the most appropriate breakdown method between the entities to take into account the possible diversification effects for market risk and operational risk”. I understand that reporting entities has to split the total RWA for credit risk, market risk and operational risk (and other risks) – as reported in the COREP C02 – between entities reported in the COREP C06.02, using a breakdown method. Therefore, I understand that the “real” amount of RWA of entities consolidated using the equity method is in fine allocated to other entities. Hence, could you confirm that indeed, the amount of RWA of entities consolidated using the equity method should be allocated by the reporting entity to other entities using the “most appropriate breakdown method” in the COREP C06.02?

Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (as amended)

ID: 2020_5612 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - COREP (incl. IP Losses) | Date of submission: 12/11/2020