List of Q&As

Scope of conversion factor estimation and application

Are positions with drawn amount without an underlying credit line (i.e. overdraft without credit line) within the scope of credit conversion factor estimation as per Article 166(8) CRR?

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

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

ID: 2017_3650| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 29/12/2017

Use of Maturity Mismatch for Exposures arising under Master Netting Agreements

Do the requirements to adjust the value of collateral for maturity mismatch (Article 239) apply when using the supervisory volatility adjustments approach for Master Netting Agreements under Article 220?

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

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

ID: 2017_3375| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 03/07/2017

Effective LGD

Could effective LGD (LGD*) be used both in AIRB and FIRB if the operation has an eligible financial collateral under Financial Collateral Comprehensive method?

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

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

ID: 2017_3304| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 25/05/2017

Recognition of “unfunded credit risk protection” as CRM, in case of “items associated with particular high risk”

Can “unfunded credit risk protection” reduce the credit risk exposures in case of “items associated with particular high risk”?

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

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

ID: 2019_4765| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 05/06/2019

Immovable property collateral under the Standardised approach & Credit risk mitigation principles

Do the Article 193 ‘Principles for recognising the effect of credit risk mitigation techniques’ and Article 194 ‘Principles governing the eligibility of credit risk mitigation techniques’ apply to immovable property collateral under the Standardised approach?

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

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

ID: 2018_4300| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 27/09/2018

Treatment of failed SRT under Traditional Securitisation

In case the significant credit risk cannot be considered to have been transferred according to Article 243, but the exposures had been already derecognised from the bank's balance sheet, shall the bank continue to calculate the RWA for the securitised exposures as if they were never securitised? Does it mean that no RWA will be calculated for the securitisation position?   Additionally, if the exposures have been securitised against cash, and the cash invested in new loan, would RWA be calculated for these new loans

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

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

ID: 2018_4207| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 20/08/2018

Timely payment requirement for unfunded credit protection provided under credit risk insurance policies

Does unfunded credit protection - which a bank has purchased in order to hedge a loan exposure and which provides the protection-seller with the contractual right to compensate credit losses according to the original scheduled payment dates of the hedged loan - fulfil the timely payment requirement for unfunded credit protection in a situation where the loan becomes due and payable prior to the original scheduled payment dates?

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

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

ID: 2017_3576| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 27/10/2017

Proposals for mortgage credit extension described in Article 14 of the Directive 2014/17/EU as off-balance sheet exposures

Are the binding proposals for mortgage credit extension described in Article 14 of the Directive 2014/17/EU off-balance sheet exposures according to Annex I CRR? Should FINREP,COREP reporting include such binding proposals for mortgage credit extension?

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

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

ID: 2017_3376| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 03/07/2017

Asset denominated in one currency and funded in a different currency subject to a FX Swap exchanging those two currencies

For the purpose of the credit risk standard risk-weight attribution, can we consider that 1) an asset denominated in one currency and funded in a different currency subject to a FX Swap exchanging those two currencies is equivalent to 2) an asset denominated and funded in the same currency?

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

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

ID: 2018_3832| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 04/05/2018

Exposures in the form of covered bonds

Would the preferential treatment set out in Articles 129(4) and (5) and in Article 161(1)(d) be applicable to derivative instruments entered into in relation to covered bonds exposures, provided that the counterparty’s claims are secured by the same pool of assets as the covered bonds’ and rank pari passu with the claims of the covered bonds holders?

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

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

ID: 2018_4328| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 17/10/2018

Exposures to unrated institutions

How should exposures to unrated institutions be treated under Article 121 CRR in the cases where these institutions are located in a Member State or in a third country that does apply supervisory and regulatory arrangements at least equivalent to those applied in the Union and the exposures to the central government and central bank denominated and funded in domestic currency are assigned a risk weight according to Articles 114(4) to (7)?

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

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

ID: 2018_3765| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 13/03/2018

Risk weighted assets calculation under Article 119(2) of the CRR

What would be the applicable risk weight according to Article 119 (2) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR), to an exposure in the scope of Article 114(6)(a) CRR? 

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

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

ID: 2018_3753| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 08/03/2018

Exposures to regional governments, local authorities or public sector entities which are treated as exposures to central governments under Articles 115 and 116 CRR

Please clarify how Article 115(2) CRR shall be applied in case regional governments and local authorities are treated under the SA by application of Article 150 CRR and central governments are treated under the IRB Approach. 

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

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

ID: 2017_3517| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 07/09/2017

Offset of Additional Value Adjustments (AVA) against Expected Loss (EL) under Article 159

Are AVAs arising from market risk for exposures to institutions (credit risk exposures) eligible for offset under Article 159 CRR?

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

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

ID: 2017_3426| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 27/07/2017

Material exposure in connection with term "days past-due" in the definition of non-performing exposure

What is the reading of the term "material" exposure in connection with "days past-due" for the purpose of definition of non-performing exposure? Can the "materiality threshold" be applied in a way that the counting of days past due starts when the past-due amount of the whole exposure of the obligor exceeds pre-defined materiality threshold?

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

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

ID: 2014_1297| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 13/06/2014

Credit Risk on Gold Bullion

Under Article 134(4) CRR, what would the risk weight be if gold bullion is held on our behalf by other institutions and where such investment is not backed by gold bullion liabilities?

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

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

ID: 2017_3649| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 27/12/2017

Treatment of a loan signed well in advance of a contractually agreed utilisation date (forward starting loan)

Is a forward starting loan to be considered an off-balance item? If so, how should a conversion factor (CF) be assigned in accordance with Article 166 CRR?

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

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

ID: 2017_3279| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 01/05/2017

Application of the definition of ‘speculative immovable property financing’ under the Standardised Approach

In case the borrower is the developer of a real estate project for which future contract agreements with future owners have been signed about the properties under development, would this exposure fall within the scope of the speculative immovable property financing?

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

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

ID: 2017_3173| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 20/02/2017

Appropriate Risk Weight for purchased defaulted assets

Where an entity subject to the CRR purchased Non-Performing Loans booked at the purchase price (net book value, “NBV”), which is significantly below the loans’ gross book value (“GBV”), can the difference between GBV and NBV be treated as specific credit risk adjustment when deciding whether a risk weight of 100% (rather than 150%) applies according to Article 127 CRR?

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

COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) No 183/2014 - RTS for the calculation of specific and general credit risk adjustments

ID: 2017_3270| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 12/04/2017

Investment firms’ exposures to credit institutions

Should MIFID investment firms which are subject to the CRR calculate the credit risk requirement for the clients’ funds (i.e. cash) deposited in a credit institution?

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

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

ID: 2017_3422| Topic: Credit risk| Date of submission: 25/07/2017