Question ID:
Legal Act:
Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)
Supervisory reporting - FINREP (incl. FB&NPE)
COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs/Recommendations:
Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (repealed)
Chapter 3, Section 2
Disclose name of institution / entity:
Name of institution / submitter:
National Bank of Romania
Country of incorporation / residence:
Type of submitter:
Competent authority
Subject Matter:
Scope of application of the new FINREP framework

Are the credit institutions that should not prepare consolidated accounts according to the prudential rules under the scope of the new FINREP framework?

Background on the question:

According to the provisions of Article 99(2) of the Regulation (EU) 575/2013 (CRR), institutions subject to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) no.1606/2002 and credit institutions other than those referred to in Article 4 of that Regulation that prepare their consolidated accounts in conformity with the IFRS, shall also report financial information. In conformity with the Chapter 3 Section 2 of the ITS, the financial information is to be reported on a consolidated basis. In Romania there are credit institutions that are not parent 13 companies and, by consequence, should not prepare consolidated accounts according to the prudential rules (prudential scope of consolidation).

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Final Answer:

In accordance with Article 99 (2) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR) and Article 9 of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 credit institutions that are neither required nor using EU endorsed IFRS for the preparation of their consolidated accounts, do not have to report Annex III of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 (the FINREP templates). However, regardless of their use of IFRS in the preparation of their consolidated financial statements, credit institutions that according to Article 99 (3) of CRR are required by competent authorities to apply IFRS for the reporting of own funds on a consolidated basis are required to report financial information following Annex III of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 (FINREP templates).


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