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Meaning of "initial" recovery plan

What does the reference to the ‘initial’ recovery plan’ in Article 27(1)(a) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) mean? Is it the first recovery plan or does it relate to subsequent recovery plans?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Use of the resolution fund

Are the purposes for which a resolution fund can be used exhaustive according to Article 101 of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Intra-group financial support with regard to third countries

Why does Article 19 (1) of Directive No 2014/59/EU (BRRD) include third countries and how is the procedure of granting intra-group financial support supposed to work regarding third countries?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Non transferred assets, rights and liabilities of shareholders or creditors

Articles 38(13), 40(11) and 42(12) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) state that shareholders or creditors whose assets, rights and liabilities are not transferred, shall have no rights over the assets, rights and liabilities that are transferred. What is meant by that and how would this affect a creditors right in rem against an institution?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Use of an existing legal person as a bridge Institution

In cases where a legal person already exists can this be used for the purposes of Article 40 of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)? Does, in particular, Article 40(2)(b) of the BRRD exclude using a) a legal person that already exists but is now bought for this purpose; b) using a legal person that is being held available for this purpose by the institution concerned?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Timing of Valuation

Should the valuation according to Article 36(1) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) be carried out 1) only at the very beginning of the whole process, i.e. before the first application of the resolution tool or the power to write down or convert capital instruments or 2) in the cases where two or more tools or powers are applied should the valuation be carried out before each of them?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Bridge Insitution Tool

Can you please clarify whether Article 41 (4) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) is about the sale by the resolution authority of the bridge institution; or the sale by the bridge institution of the institution in resolution or an entity referred to in Article 1(1)(b)(c)(d)?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Appointment of Temporary Administrator

Does Article 29 of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) mean that a competent authority can appoint a temporary administrator to replace the senior management as well as the management body?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Bail-in tool

Can the list of exemption from bail-in of Article 44(2)(g)(i) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) be interpreted such as to include a) continued payment of wages in case of illness; b) holiday pay; c) compensation for a worker who was unable to exercise his right to paid annual leave on account of incapacity for work?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Actions of a Special Manager

Is the scope of actions of a special manager mentioned in Article 35(3) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) an exhaustive list

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Treatment of Cash collateral

How does cash collateral be treated as this creates a financial asset when cash collateral has been given for initial margin or adverse margin. Does this form part of the other assets section of the return, or is it excluded? If it is to be included, should it be unencumbered?

  • 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 (repealed)

Issues with Template row headers

On Template C_16.00.b header row 'Subject to ASA' has been numbered on XBRL template as row 125 and inserted above row 130. Header row 'Subject to ASA' should appear on XBRL template C_16.00a above row 110

  • 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 (repealed)

Start of Probation Period

For exiting the non-performing category Art. 17 no. 157 requires that one year has passed since the forbearance measures were extended. Does that mean that, a) the probation period starts already at the date of the forbearance measure. b) The probation period starts only when the exposure is no longer considered impaired or defaulted.

  • 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 (repealed)

Tracking of Past-due amounts

In our view, the criterion “there is not, following the forbearance measures any past-due amount” must be met at the date when the exit criteria is examined (regardless whether there have been any past-due amounts before that date but after the extension of the forbearance measure). Do you agree?

  • 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 (repealed)

International organisations regarding z-axis "Country of residence of the counterparty"

Regarding the z-axis "Country of residence of the counterparty" within F20.04, F20.05, F20.06 and F20.07, please we would need to confirm whether international organisations should be considered individually (each and every of them with its own code, from The ISO code 3166-1-alpha-2), as it seems to be stated in question ID 2013_108 or, on the contrary, all of these exposures should be brought together and assigned to the geographical area "Other countries". This latter option is told in question ID 2013_143 referring COREP but also extending it to FINREP. In this case, which code should be assigned to "Other countries"? On the other hand, irrespective of the options, can multilateral banks be considered as "country" for this purpose, or it is just for the rest of international organisations? Thanks.

  • 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 (repealed)

Templates 17.1, 17.2 and 17.3 - Reconciliation between Accounting and CRR scope of consolidation

It is unclear from template 17 and the Annex V guidance whether template 17 should show either: (a) The difference between the accounting scope of consolidation and the CRR scope of consolidation, or (b) The balances as per the accounting scope of consolidation.

  • 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 (repealed)

FINREP Table 31 - Related parties - derecognition of non-financial assets

In Annex V in paragraph 2.122 it is stated that "this item should include the gains and losses on derecognition of non-financial assets, which have been generated by transactions with related parties". Further on it is stated in 2.122 a) that "gains or losses on derecognition of investements in subsidiaries, joint ventures and assiciates" should be included in this line item. (r070 in table 31.2). My question is therefore: If a financial institution sells a part of its shares (equity investemet) in a associate to a third party, is this considered as a non-financial asset, and hence a non-financial derecognition in the balance sheet?

  • 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 (repealed)

FINREP Templates 8.1 and 8.2

Is FINREP template 8.2 a subset of FINREP template 8.1, or is it separate, and therefore the data should not be included within template 8.1?

  • 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 (repealed)

Treatment of Exposures to ‘Civil-law associations’

In case of exposures to 2 different partners belonging to a group of connected clients (A). and belonging at the same time to a civil low association (B), as required by the ITS, the exposure to the civil low shall be added to the exposure of each partner. In our example, do we have to add the total civil law exposure (B) (in case we cannot define the pro-quota) to both partners? In this case, when considering the exposure to the group (A) - in the template LE2 - we take two times the same exposure to the civil law.

  • 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 (repealed)

Transitional adjustments in regards to Goodwill in CA5.1

Please specify where to report the transitional adjustments in regards to Goodwill in CA.5.1 (Transitional provisions).

  • 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 (repealed)