Question ID:
Legal Act:
Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
Resolution tools and powers
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Type of submitter:
Competent authority
Subject Matter:
Expenses in the context of Article 37 (7)

What kind of costs does the term "expenses" in Article 37 (7) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) refer to?

Background on the question:

It is not further defined in Article 37 (7) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) what kind of costs the term "expenses" refers to. It is not clear, if ancillary expenses only are comprised (e.g., personnel costs, costs of valuation; costs of counsels etc.) or whether the actual costs of the measures of the financing arrangement referred to in Article 101 (1) are also included (e.g., the compensation paid to shareholders or creditors in accordance with Article 75; the contribution paid to the institution under resolution in accordance with Article 44).

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Final Answer:

Only the ancillary expenses are the costs comprised in the term "expenses" in this context.


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Note to Q&A:

Update 26.03.2021: This Q&A has been reviewed in the light of the changes introduced to Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) and continues to be relevant.