December 18, 2018

BoE and PRA are consulting on the resolvability assessment framework (RAF) package. The two consultation papers that make up the package are an important step in BoE's commitment to Parliament that major UK banks will be fully resolvable by 2022. The consultations close on April 05, 2019. Also published was an "Introduction to the Resolvability Assessment Framework," which contains an overview of the RAF, along with a foreword from Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, and Sam Woods, Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation, and CEO of PRA.

The package comprises three main components:

  • A BoE consultation paper, which proposes how the BoE, as the resolution authority, intends to assess individual banks' resolvability and the three outcomes it deems necessary to support a successful resolution. These three outcomes are having adequate financial resources; being able to continue to do business through resolution and restructuring; and being able to coordinate and communicate within BoE, with authorities and markets so that resolution and restructuring are orderly.  The BoE consultation paper would apply to UK firms whose resolution strategy is a Bank-led bail-in or partial transfer and to material UK subsidiaries of international firms for the purposes of setting internal minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) in the UK.
  • A PRA consultation paper (CP31/18), which contains proposed requirements for banks to assess their preparations for resolution, identifying any risks to implementation and their plans to address these risks. Banks will be required to submit their assessments of their preparation for resolution to PRA by September 2020 and to publicly disclose a summary of that assessment by June 2021. This would apply to the largest UK banks with at least GBP 50 billion in retail deposits on an individual or consolidated basis. 
  • Announcement that BoE will publish a statement about its assessment of resolvability of each firm, highlighting any shortcomings where it believes there is more work to do. Firms’ summaries and Bank statements are planned to be published at the same time.


Related Links

Comment Due Date: April 05, 2019

Keywords: Europe, UK, Banking, Resolution Framework, Resolution Planning, Internal MREL, PRA, BoE

Related Articles
News

CFTC Proposes to Amend Derivatives Clearing Organization Regulations

CFTC proposed amendments to certain regulations applicable to registered derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) under Part 30 of the CFTC regulations.

May 16, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

APRA Licenses Societe Generale As Foreign Deposit-Taking Institution

APRA granted Societe Generale a license to operate as a foreign authorized deposit-taking institution under the Banking Act of 1959.

May 16, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EBA Provides Updates on Its Work on Basel III Impact Assessment in EU

EBA is working to finalize the impact assessment on implementation of Basel III standards, in response to the EC call for advice, which was received on May 04, 2018.

May 16, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

FED Publishes Report Summarizing Regulatory and Supervisory Activities

FED published a report that summarizes banking conditions and the supervisory and regulatory activities of FED, in conjunction with semiannual testimony before Congress by the Vice Chairman for Supervision.

May 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

US Agencies Propose to Amend Regulatory Framework for Foreign Banks

US Agencies (OCC, FED, and FDIC) proposed a regulatory framework for foreign banks operating in the U.S. that would more closely match the rules for foreign banks with the risks they pose to the U.S. financial system.

May 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

ECB Consults on EONIA to €STR Legal Action Plan

ECB published a consultation, which was launched by the working group on euro risk-free rates, on recommendations to address the legal implications for new and legacy contracts referencing the euro overnight index average (EONIA), as a result of the proposed transition from EONIA to the euro short-term rate (€STR).

May 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

FASB Offers Targeted Transition Relief Under Credit Losses Standard

FASB issued an Accounting Standards Update 2019-05 (on Topic 326) that eases transition to the credit losses standard by providing the option to measure certain types of assets at fair value.

May 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

European Council Adopts Updated Rules on Clearing of OTC Derivatives

European Council adopted a regulation improving the existing regulatory framework applicable to the market for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

May 14, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

European Council Adopts Package on CRD 5, CRR 2, BRRD 2, and SRMR 2

European Council adopted a comprehensive legislative package that will reduce risks in the banking sector and further reinforce banks' ability to withstand potential shocks.

May 14, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EBA Single Rulebook Q&A: Second Update for May 2019

EBA published answers to two questions under the Single Rulebook question and answer (Q&A) updates for this week.

May 10, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 3080