List of Q&As

Validations

Can the EBA review the attached file which includes specific validations which we believe may be illogical or contain errors. Where appropriate can the EBA amend both Annex XV and the taxonomy.

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: 2013_524 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - COREP (incl. IP Losses) | Date of submission: 12/11/2013 | Date of publication: 22/08/2014

Alternative treatment of the exposure measure: Notional amount

How do we have to report the notional of derivatives, do we have to sum up all derivatives in absolute 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: 2013_396 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Leverage ratio | Date of submission: 16/10/2013 | Date of publication: 22/08/2014

C 51.00 Liquid assets - reporting of intransferable liquidity surpluses

How should surpluses of liquidity held by local legal entities be reported, if these can not be freely transferred to the consolidated entity in times of stress?

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: 2013_386 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Liquidity (LCR, NSFR, AMM) | Date of submission: 15/10/2013 | Date of publication: 22/08/2014

Reporting of collateral swaps

We do not understand how collateral swaps should be integrated in the reporting template. o Indeed, to calculate the inflows / outflows concerning reverse repos and repos, there should theoretically be a cap on the difference between the cash value of the operation and the market value of underlying security. To calculate the inflows / outflows generated by collateral swaps, the same kind of calculation should be done, but without the cap. o Since operationally the same cells should be used to integrate repos / reverse repos and collateral swaps in the EBA template, we do not understand how this can give adequate results in terms of LCR ratio calculation.

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: 2013_303 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Liquidity (LCR, NSFR, AMM) | Date of submission: 30/09/2013 | Date of publication: 22/08/2014

Items associated with particular high risk secured with eligible real estate

How do we treat the exposures that would have been otherwise categorised as "Items associated with particular high risk" and which at the same time are secures with mortgages on immovable property? a) Ignore the collateral which opposes the spirit of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR) and Credit risk mitigation (CRM) i.e. CRM is recognised when it decreases the Credit risk? b) Recognise them in the exposure class "Secured with mortgages on immovable property"? Additionally, if these items are also in default, should they be recognised in the "In default" exposure class? c) Recognise them in the exposure class "Items associated with particular high risk" and apply the lower RW that are associated with the exposures secures with mortgages on immovable property?

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

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

ID: 2013_215 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 06/09/2013 | Date of publication: 14/08/2014

Groups including an investment firm referred to in Article 95(1) of the CRR controlled by a financial holding company or mixed financial holding company

How shall the own funds requirements be calculated for a group including an investment firm referred to in Article 95(1) controlled by a financial holding company or mixed financial holding company (and no credit institutions)?

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

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

ID: 2014_1105 | Topic: Own funds | Date of submission: 24/04/2014 | Date of publication: 01/08/2014

Clarification regarding the legal opinion mentioned in Article 305 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)

Is it correct to assume that the specific legal opinion mentioned as a prerequisite in Article 305(2)(c) CRR only needs to confirm that the other prerequisites 'individual client segregation' in Art 305(2)a) and the facilitation of the portability of client assets under Art 305(2)(b) are in place and fulfilled (in a sense that the respective legal position of the client is enforceable under respective law(s)), or does the legal opinion need to address additional legal questions beyond that scope? In the latter case what kind of legal questions beyond Art 305(2)(a) and (b) would such legal opinion need to address?

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

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

ID: 2014_1102 | Topic: Market risk | Date of submission: 23/04/2014 | Date of publication: 01/08/2014

Inflows - Monies due from non-financial customers

What should be considered as “contractual commitment to extend funding”, is it entire granted off-balance commitment for particular client (e.g. credit card limits) or amount which is contractually going to be transferred to this client over 30 day horizon? Should the cap be calculated on the net basis for all clients on the client-by-client basis?

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

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

ID: 2014_897 | Topic: Liquidity risk | Date of submission: 05/03/2014 | Date of publication: 01/08/2014

Accounting Scope of Consolidation

Do you agree that the term “within the accounting scope of consolidation” refers to the debtor’s accounting scope of consolidation? Do you agree that the group of connected clients according to large exposure methodology is an adequate approach?

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

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

ID: 2014_1012 | Topic: Supervisory reporting - Other | Date of submission: 26/03/2014 | Date of publication: 25/07/2014

Operational risk - compliance risk

Does the definition of operational risk include compliance risk?

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

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

ID: 2014_1153 | Topic: Operational risk | Date of submission: 07/05/2014 | Date of publication: 25/07/2014

Supervisory powers Liquidity

Does Article 412(5) of Regulation (EU) No. 575/2013 (CRR) prohibit the competent authorities from imposing a “Liquidity-Add-on” (e.g. LCR-requirement above 100%; similarly to a Capital-Add-on according to Article 104(2) of Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD) according to Article 104(1)(k) and/or Article 105?

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

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

ID: 2014_1077 | Topic: Liquidity risk | Date of submission: 15/04/2014 | Date of publication: 25/07/2014

Eligible collateral for the purpose of credit risk mitigation

Are American Depository Receipt (ADR) and Global Depository Receipt (GDR) considered as equity for the purpose of credit risk mitigation?

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

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

ID: 2014_1073 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 14/04/2014 | Date of publication: 25/07/2014

Repo conducted with a non-financial customer

Article 425 subparagraph 2(a) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR) states that: "Monies due from customers that are not financial customers for the purposes of principal payment shall be reduced by 50 % of their value or by the contractual commitments to those customers to extend funding, whichever is higher. This does not apply to monies due from secured lending and capital market-driven transactions as defined in point (3) of Article 192 that are collateralised by liquid assets in accordance with Article 416 as referred to in point (d) of this paragraph." As this provision refers only to secured lending conducted with liquid assets (and not non-liquid assets), it would seem to suggest that repos conducted with a non-financial customer using non-liquid assets is subject to only a 50% inflow rate (e.g. now 100%). Could the EBA please confirm the correct interpretation?

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

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

ID: 2014_783 | Topic: Liquidity risk | Date of submission: 28/01/2014 | Date of publication: 25/07/2014

Liquidity cash-flows

Article 418(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR) states that: “If the institution hedges the price risk associated with an asset, it shall take into account the cash flow resulting from the potential close-out of the hedge.” Could the EBA please confirm how this should be reflected within the liquid asset reporting?

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

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

ID: 2014_779 | Topic: Liquidity risk | Date of submission: 28/01/2014 | Date of publication: 25/07/2014

Valuation of liquid assets

If the institution hedges the price risk associated with an asset, it shall take into account the cash flow resulting from the potential close out of the hedge. Does this mean that: – the market value of the asset plus the market value of the hedge has to be reported? – all types of hedges, including CDS have to be included?

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

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

ID: 2013_509 | Topic: Liquidity risk | Date of submission: 06/11/2013 | Date of publication: 25/07/2014

Highly leveraged obligors

How to define/identify 'highly leveraged obligors' under Article 180(1)(a)?

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

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

ID: 2013_430 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 24/10/2013 | Date of publication: 25/07/2014

Definition of a financial institution

Following the corrigendum of November 30 2013, the definition of a “financial sector entity” (FSE) was modified, however, the definition of a “financial institution” (FI) remained unchanged. We seek clarification for the following two main issues: 1) Clarification is sought on whether all “undertakings other than institutions, the principal activity of which is to acquire holdings” – irrespective of whether the holdings in question relate to undertakings in- or outside of the financial sector – qualify as a financial institution (FI) (and accordingly as a financial sector entity (FSE) pursuant to Article 4(1)(27) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)) for prudential consolidation purposes and also for purposes of capital deductions for investments in FSEs. 2) As the CRR does not give a definition of what “principal activity” means in relation to FI, there is room for interpretation leading to divergent treatment across Member States – in particular, where a bank owns shares in a holding company that owns a non-financial group (i.e. a group that does not undertake an activity under Annex 1 of Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)). We seek clarification on whether an undertaking’s principal activity (e.g. to acquire holdings) needs to be determined on an individual basis (i.e. also in the case of holding companies) or whether it can be determined on the basis of its consolidated situation (i.e. including the holding company plus its non-financial subsidiaries and holdings) and by taking into account all relevant qualitative and quantitative criteria (e.g. proportion of assets, of profits and of capital resulting from the acquisition of holdings versus operating activities, including activities listed in Annex I to CRD; human resources deployed; etc) on group level.

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

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

ID: 2014_857 | Topic: Own funds | Date of submission: 18/02/2014 | Date of publication: 18/07/2014

Inclusion of additional value adjustments in the IRB treatment of expected loss

In CRR article 159 we read the following: "Institutions shall subtract the expected loss amounts calculated in accordance with Article 158 (5), (6) and (10) from the general and specific credit risk adjustments and additional value adjustments in accordance with Articles 34 and 110 and other own funds reductions related to these exposures." Due to the wording and the grammatical structure of the above sentence we are having doubts as to which amounts should actually be used in the IRB treatment of expected losses.

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

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

ID: 2014_950 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 17/03/2014 | Date of publication: 11/07/2014

Offset of Additional Value Adjustments (‘AVAs’) against Expected Loss (‘EL’) under Article 159

Would the EBA advise whether there is any limitation on the offset of AVAs against EL?

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

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

ID: 2014_933 | Topic: Credit risk | Date of submission: 11/03/2014 | Date of publication: 11/07/2014

Application transitional provisions: Deduction half from Tier 1 and half from Tier 2

The residual amount of specific items (e.g. point (d) of Article 36(1) CRR) shall be deducted half from Tier 1 items and half from Tier 2 items during transitional provisions (see for example 472 (6) and (11) CRR). Please specify the calculation logic to be considered by CRR users.

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

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

ID: 2014_986 | Topic: Own funds | Date of submission: 19/03/2014 | Date of publication: 11/07/2014