Featured Product

    ECB Consults on Part 2 of Guide to Assessments of License Applications

    September 14, 2018

    ECB launched a public consultation on Part 2 of the guide to assessments of license applications. Part 2 complements the Licensing Guide published in March 2018 and both documents should be read together as one guide. Consultation ends on October 25, 2018. ECB will consider the comments received when finalizing this guide and publish a feedback statement. ECB has made available the draft guide, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and public consultation template on its Banking Supervision website.

    Part 2 of the Licensing Guide focuses on the assessment criteria for capital requirements and program of operations, including business plans. While the national competent authorities act as the first point of contact for licensing applications, their assessments are conducted jointly with ECB, which is the competent authority for making the final decision to grant, extend, or withdraw a banking license in the euro area. As part of its evaluation of license applications, ECB assesses capital needs. Therefore, to ensure consistent application of practices within the Single Supervisory Mechanism, Part 2 of the Licensing Guide explains the stance of ECB on the expected capital at the time of authorization. Part 2 also indicates the main topics of interest to supervisors when they assess the program of operations. These include:

    • Business model and associated risk profile of a credit institution
    • Situation of the credit institution within the economic context,the business environment, and its financial projections
    • Clarity and effectiveness of the organizational structure of the institution and its governance arrangements
    • Internal control and risk management framework and IT infrastructure of the credit institution

    The Licensing Guide is intended as a practical tool to support those involved in the process of authorization and to ensure a smooth and effective procedure and assessment, but it is not legally binding in nature. 

     

    Related Links

    Comment Due Date: October 25, 2018

    Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, License Applications, CRR, FAQ, ECB

    Related Articles
    News

    BCBS Amends Guidelines on Sound Management of AML/CFT Risks

    BCBS amended the guidelines on sound management of risks related to money laundering and financing of terrorism (ML/FT).

    July 02, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Guidelines on Treatment of Structural Foreign Exchange Under CRR

    EBA finalized the guidelines on treatment of structural foreign-exchange (FX) positions under Article 352(2) of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR).

    July 01, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FSB Issues Statement on Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Benchmark Reform

    FSB published a statement on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on global benchmark transition.

    July 01, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    IAIS Publishes List of Internationally Active Insurance Groups

    IAIS published the list of Internationally Active Insurance Groups (IAIGs) publicly disclosed by group-wide supervisors.

    July 01, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    FED Temporarily Revises FR Y-9C With Respect to PPPLF and CARES Act

    FED has temporarily revised the reporting form on consolidated financial statements for holding companies (FR Y-9C; OMB No. 7100-0128).

    July 01, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EC Launches Consultation on Review of Solvency II Directive

    EC launched a consultation on the review of the key elements of Solvency II Directive, with the comment period ending on October 21, 2020.

    July 01, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ECB Consults on Supervisory Approach to Consolidation in Banking

    ECB launched a consultation on the guide that sets out supervisory approach to consolidation projects in the banking sector.

    July 01, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    PRA Letter Sets Expectations on Approach to Managing Climate Risks

    PRA published a letter that builds on the expectations set out in the supervisory statement (SS3/19) on enhancing banks' and insurers' approaches to managing the financial risks from climate change.

    July 01, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    US Agencies Finalize Amendments to Swap Margin Rule

    US Agencies (Farm Credit Administration, FDIC, FED, FHFA, and OCC) finalized changes to the swap margin rule to facilitate implementation of prudent risk management strategies at banks and other entities with significant swap activities.

    July 01, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    IAIS on Package for 2020 Data Collection on ICS and Aggregation Method

    IAIS published technical specifications, questionnaires, and templates for 2020 Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) and Aggregation Method data collections.

    June 30, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 5425