Featured Product

    SRB Updates MREL Policy to Reflect Changes in CRR 2

    June 25, 2019

    SRB updated its policy on minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) as a result of the revisions in the recent Banking Package. The package includes the revised Capital Requirements Directive (CRD V or EU Directive 2019/878), the revised Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR 2 or Regulation 2019/876), the revised Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD 2 or Directive (EU) 2019/879), and the revised Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation (SRMR II or Regulation (EU) 2019/877). This policy update is an addendum to the 2018 SRB MREL policy for the second wave of resolution plans, which was published on January 16, 2019. The policy update covers the CRR 2 provisions , which will become applicable on June 27, 2019.

    The policy update applies to all institutions for which MREL decisions have or will be taken for the 2018 and 2019 resolution planning cycles. The addendum is intended to inform institutions in the SRB remit about regulatory changes in CRR 2 in the area of resolution and their interaction with the MREL decisions of SRB. With this addendum, SRB is also informing institutions about the implementation of CRR provisions related to the total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) requirements for global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs) as well as the permission regime under Article 78a of CRR, which is applicable to all institutions. 

    The major elements of the new MREL framework, other than the TLAC requirement, will become applicable on December 28, 2020. National transposition and application of BRRD 2 by member states will also be due by December 28, 2020. Until then, MREL decisions issued by SRB, including any applicable transition periods, will be based on the current legal framework of SRMR (Regulation No 806/2014) and BRRD (Directive 2014/59/EU), implemented via the 2018 MREL policy of SRB for the second wave of resolution plans. SRB intends to publish, by the beginning of 2020, the "MREL Policy 2020,” which will form the basis for MREL setting under the new framework of BRRD 2/SRMR 2 for all institutions in the resolution planning cycle starting in 2020. SRB expects to communicate these future MREL decisions to banks in early 2021.

     

    Related Links

    Effective Date: June 27, 2019

     

    Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, MREL, TLAC, G-SII, Basel III, Systemic Risk, Resolution Framework, CRR2, SRMR2, BRRD2, SRB

    Featured Experts
    Related Articles
    News

    BCBS Proposes to Amend Rules on Minimum Haircut Floors for SFTs

    BCBS is consulting on two technical amendments to the rules on minimum haircut floors for securities financing transactions, or SFTs.

    January 26, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EC Consults on Crisis Management and Deposit Insurance Framework

    EC launched a targeted consultation on the review of crisis management and deposit insurance framework in EU.

    January 26, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EIOPA Sets Out Principles for Liquidity Stress Test for Insurers

    EIOPA published a paper that sets out the methodological principles of insurance stress testing with a focus on the liquidity component.

    January 26, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BIS Launches Euro Green Bond Fund for Central Banks

    BIS launched a EUR-denominated, open-ended fund for green bond investments by central banks and official institutions, following the launch of the first BIS green bond fund denominated in USD in September 2019.

    January 25, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Announces Stress Test Timeline; ECB Sets Up Climate Change Center

    EBA announced that it will launch the 2021 EU-wide stress test exercise, with the publication of the macroeconomic scenarios on January 29, 2021.

    January 25, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BoE Discontinues Form CX on Capital Expenditure and Finance Leasing

    BoE announced that the reporting entities are no longer required to report Form CX after the fourth quarter of 2020 reference period, with the last collection on January 29, 2021.

    January 25, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    PRA Updates Q&A on Branch Return, Announces End Date of COVID Facility

    PRA published Version 3 of the questions and answers (Q&A) on the Branch Return form, with this version superseding the version published in October 2020.

    January 25, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    IAIS Consults on Application Paper on Supervision of Control Functions

    IAIS is consulting on a draft application paper on the supervision of control functions.

    January 25, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    CFTC Finalizes Amendments to Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps

    CFTC published a final rule to amend the margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers and major swap participants for which there is not a prudential regulator (CFTC Margin Rule).

    January 25, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ECB President Answers Queries on Application of EU Taxonomy

    ECB published a letter in which the President Christine Lagarde answered questions, from a Member of the European Parliament, on the application of the EU taxonomy on sustainable finance.

    January 22, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 6500