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Application provision

1.1 Unless otherwise stated, this Part applies to every firm except:

  1. (1) an incoming EEA firm;
  2. (2) an incoming Treaty firm; and
  3. (3) an insurer that is not a UK Solvency II firm.

12/10/2016

1 Table: PART 1: Method of Annex I of the Financial Groups Directive (Accounting Consolidation Method) 

Capital resources    1.1 The conglomerate capital resources of a financial conglomerate calculated in accordance with this Part are the capital of that financial conglomerate, calculated on an accounting consolidation basis, that qualifies under paragraph 1.2.
1.2 The elements of capital that qualify for the purposes of paragraph 1.1 are those that qualify in accordance with the applicable sectoral rules, in accordance with the following:
(1) the conglomerate capital resources requirement is divided up in accordance with the contribution of each financial sector to it; and
(2) the portion of the conglomerate capital resources requirement attributable to a particular financial sector must be met by capital resources that are eligible in accordance with the applicable sectoral rules for that financial sector.
Capital resources requirement 1.3 The conglomerate capital resources requirement of a financial conglomerate calculated in accordance with this Part is equal to the sum of the capital adequacy and solvency requirements for each financial sector calculated in accordance with the applicable sectoral rules for that financial sector.
Consolidation  1.4 The information required for the purpose of establishing whether or not a firm is complying with 3.3 (insofar as the definitions in this Part are applied for the purpose of that rule) must be based on the consolidated accounts of the financial conglomerate, together with such other sources of information as appropriate.
1.5 The applicable sectoral rules that are applied under this Part are the applicable sectoral consolidation rules. Other applicable sectoral rules must be applied if required.

 

2 Table: PART 2: Method 2 of Annex I of the Financial Groups Directive (Deduction and Aggregation Method) 

Capital resources 2.1 The conglomerate capital resources of a financial conglomerate calculated in accordance with this Part are equal to the sum of the following amounts (insofar as they qualify under paragraph 2.3) for each member of the overall financial sector:
(1) (for the person at the head of the financial conglomerate) its solo capital resources;
(2) (for any other member):
(a) its solo capital resources; less 
(b) the book value of the financial conglomerate’s investment in that member, to the extent not already deducted in the calculation of the solo capital resources for:
(i) the person at the head of the financial conglomerate; or
(ii) any other member.
2.2 The deduction in paragraph 2.1(2) must be carried out separately for each type of capital represented by the financial conglomerate’s investment in the member concerned.
2.3 The elements of capital that qualify for the purposes of paragraph 2.1 are those that qualify in accordance with the applicable sectoral rules. In particular, the portion of the conglomerate capital resources requirement attributable to a particular member of a financial sector must be met by capital resources that would be eligible under the sectoral rules that apply to the calculation of its solo capital resources.
Capital resources requirement 2.4 The conglomerate capital resources requirement of a financial conglomerate calculated in accordance with this Part is equal to the sum of the solo capital resources requirement for each member of the financial conglomerate that is in the overall financial sector.
Partial inclusion 2.5 The capital resources and capital resources requirements of a member of the financial conglomerate in the overall financial sector must be included proportionally. If however the member is a subsidiary undertaking and it has a solvency deficit, it must be included in full.
Accounts 2.6 The information required for the purpose of establishing whether or not a firm is complying with 3.3 (insofar as the definitions in this Part are applied for the purpose of that rule) must be based on the individual accounts of members of the financial conglomerate, together with such other sources of information as appropriate.

 

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Types of financial conglomerate 3.1 (1) This paragraph sets out how to determine the category of financial conglomerate.
(2) If there is an EEA regulated entity at the head of the financial conglomerate, then:
(a) if that entity is in the banking sector or the investment services sector, the financial conglomerate is a banking and investment services conglomerate; or
(b) if that entity is in the insurance sector, the financial conglomerate is an insurance conglomerate.
(3) If (2) does not apply and the most important financial sector is the banking and investment services sector, it is a  banking and investment services conglomerate.
(4) If (2) and (3) do not apply, it is an insurance conglomerate.

 

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A mixed financial holding company   4.1 mixed financial holding company must be treated in the same way as:
(a) financial holding company, if Part One, Title II, Chapter 2 of the CRR and Groups are applied; or
(b) an insurance holding company, if the rules in Solvency II Firms: Group Supervision are applied).

 

5 Table: PART 3: Principles applicable to all methods

Transfer-ability of capital 5.1 Capital may not be included in a firm’s conglomerate capital resources under 3.3 if the effectiveness of the transferability and availability of the capital across the different members of the financial conglomerate is insufficient, given the objectives of the capital adequacy rules for financial conglomerates.
Double counting 5.2 Capital must not be included in a firm’s conglomerate capital resources under 3.3 if: 
(1) it would involve double counting or multiple use of the same capital; or  
(2) it results from any inappropriate intra-group creation of capital.  
Cross sectoral capital 5.3 In accordance with the second sub-paragraph of paragraph 2(ii) of Section I of Annex I of the Financial Groups Directive (Other technical principles and insofar as not already required in Parts 1-2):  
(1) the solvency requirements for each different financial sector represented in a financial conglomerate required by 3.3 must be covered by own funds elements in accordance with the corresponding applicable sectoral rules; and  
(2) if there is a deficit of own funds at the financial conglomerate level, only cross sectoral capital (as referred to in that sub-paragraph) shall qualify for verification of compliance with the additional solvency requirement required by 3.3.  
Application of sectoral rules: general 5.4 The following adjustments apply to the applicable sectoral rules as they are applied by the rules in this Annex.  
(1) If any of those rules would otherwise not apply to a situation in which they are applied by this Annex, those rules nevertheless still apply (and in particular, any of those rules that would otherwise have the effect of disapplying consolidated supervision do not apply).  
(2) If it would not otherwise have been included, an ancillary insurance services undertaking is included in the insurance sector.  
(3) The scope of those rules is amended so as to remove restrictions relating to where members of the financial conglomerate are incorporated or have their head office, so that the scope covers every member of the financial conglomerate that would have been included in the scope of those rules if those members had their head offices in an EEA State.  
(4) For the purposes of Parts 1 to 2, those rules must be adjusted, if necessary, when calculating the capital resources, capital resources requirements or solvency requirements for a particular financial sector to exclude those for a member of another financial sector.  
(5) Any waiver granted to a member of the financial conglomerate under those rules does not apply for the purposes of this annex.  
Application of sectoral rules: banking sector and investment services sector 5.5 In relation to a BIPRU firm (as defined in the FCA Handbook) that is a member of a financial conglomerate where there are no credit institutions or investment firms, the following adjustments apply to the applicable sectoral rules for the banking sector and the investment services sector as they are applied by the rules in this Annex.  
(1) References in those rules to non-EEA sub-groups (as defined in the FCA Handbook) do not apply.  
(2) Any investment firm consolidation waivers (as defined in the FCA Handbook) granted to members of the financial conglomerate do not apply.  
(3) For the purposes of Parts 1 and 2, without prejudice to the application of requirements in BIPRU 8 of the FCA Handbook preventing the use of an advanced prudential calculation approach (as defined in the FCA Handbook) on a consolidated basis, any advanced prudential calculation approach permission (as defined in the FCA Handbook) that applies for the purpose of BIPRU 8 of the FCA Handbook does not apply.
(4) For the purposes of Parts 1 and 2, BIPRU 8.5.9R of the FCA Handbook and BIPRU 8.5.10R of the FCA Handbook do not apply.
(5) For the purposes of Parts 1 and 2, the method in GENPRU 2 Annex 4 of the FCA Handbook must be used for calculating the capital resources and BIPRU 8.6.8R of the FCA Handbook does not apply.
Other than as above, the CRD and CRR apply for the banking sector and the investment services sector.
No capital ties 5.6 (1) This rule deals with a financial conglomerate in which some of the members are not linked by capital ties at the time of the notification referred to in 3.1(2).
(2) If 3.3 applies with respect to a financial conglomerate falling into (1), then:
(a) the treatment of the links in (1) (including the treatment of any solvency deficit) is as provided for in whichever of Part 1 or Part 2 of this Annex 2 the firm has, under 3.4, indicated to the PRA it will apply or, if applicable, in the requirement referred to in 3.5; and 
(b) 3.3 applies even if the applicable sectoral rules do not deal with how undertakings not linked by capital ties are to be dealt with for the purposes of consolidated supervision. 

 

6 Table: PART 4: Definitions used in this Annex

Defining the financial sectors 6.1 For the purposes of Parts 1 and 2 of this Annex:
(1) an asset management company is allocated in accordance with 5.1;
(2) an alternative investment fund manager is allocated in accordance with 5.1; and
(3) mixed financial holding company must be treated as being a member of the most important financial sector.
Solo capital resources requirement: banking sector and investment services sector 6.2 (1) The solo capital resources requirement of an undertaking in the banking sector or the investment services sector must be calculated in accordance with this rule, subject to paragraphs 6.5 and 6.6.   
(2) The solo capital resources requirement of a building society is its own funds requirements.
(3) The solo capital resources requirement of an electronic money institution is the capital resources requirement that applies to it under the Electronic Money Regulations.
(4) If there is a credit institution in the financial conglomerate, the solo capital resources requirement for any undertaking in the banking sector or the investment services sector is, subject to (2) and (3), calculated in accordance with the CRR for calculating the own funds requirements of a bank.
(5) If:
(a) the financial conglomerate does not include a credit institution;
(b) there is at least one investment firm in the financial conglomerate; and
(c) all the investment firms in the financial conglomerate are firms within the meaning of Article 95(1) of the CRR or 96(1) of the CRR,
the solo capital resources requirement for any undertaking in the banking sector or the investment services sector is calculated in accordance with the CRR for calculating the own funds requirements of:
(i) if there is a firm within the scope of Article 96(1) of the CRR in the financial conglomerate, an IFPRU limited activity firm as defined in the FCA Handbook; or
(ii) in any other case, an IFPRU limited licence firm.
(6) If:
(a) the financial conglomerate does not include a credit institution; and
(b) (5) does not apply, the solo capital resources requirement for any undertaking in the banking sector or the investment services sector is calculated in accordance with the CRR for calculating the own funds requirements of a full-scope IFPRU investment firm as defined in the FCA Handbook.
 (7) In relation to a BIPRU firm as defined in the FCA Handbook that is a member of a financial conglomerate in which there are no credit institutions or investment firms, any capital resources requirements calculated under a BIPRU TP in the FCA Handbook may be used for the purposes of the solo capital resources requirement in this rule in the same way that the capital resources requirements can be used under BIPRU 8 of the FCA Handbook.
Solo capital resources requirement: application of rules 6.3 Any exemption that would otherwise apply under any rules applied by paragraph 6.2 does not apply for the purposes of this Annex.
Solo capital resources requirement: insurance sector 6.4 (1) The solo capital resources requirement of an undertaking in the insurance sector is:
(a) in respect of a UK Solvency II firm, the SCR;
(b) in respect of a Solvency II undertaking other than a UK Solvency II firm, the equivalent of the SCR as calculated in accordance with the Solvency II EEA implementing measures in the EEA State in which it has received authorisation in accordance with article 14 of the Solvency II Directive.;
(c) in respect of a third country insurance undertaking or third country reinsurance undertaking to which Group Supervision, 10.4(2) applies, the equivalent of the SCR as calculated in accordance with the applicable requirements in that third country;
(d) in respect of any undertaking which is not within (a) to (c), the capital resources requirement calculated according to the rules for the calculation of the solo capital resources requirement applicable to that undertaking for the purposes of the calculation referred to in Group Supervision and Chapter I of Title II of the delegated acts or, if no rules are applicable for that calculation under Group Supervision and Chapter I of Title II of the delegated acts, in accordance with the SCR Rules.
Solo capital resources requirement: EEA firms in the banking sector or investment services sector 6.5 The solo capital resources requirement for an EEA regulated entity (other than a bankbuilding societydesignated investment firm, IFPRU investment firm as defined in the FCA Handbook, BIPRU firm as defined in the FCA Handbook, an insurer or an EEA insurer) that is subject to the solo capital adequacy sectoral rules for its financial sector of the competent authority that authorised it is equal to the amount of capital it is obliged to hold under those sectoral rules provided that the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) for the purposes of the banking sector and the investment services sector, those sectoral rules must correspond to the PRA sectoral rules identified in paragraph 6.2 as applying to that financial sector;
(2) the entity must be subject to those sectoral rules in (1); and
(3) paragraph 6.3 applies to the entity and those sectoral rules.
Solo capital resources requirement: non-EEA firms subject to equivalent regimes in the banking sector or investment services sector 6.6 The solo capital resources requirement for a recognised third country credit institution or a recognised third country investment firm is the amount of capital resources that it is obliged to hold under the sectoral rules for its financial sector that apply to it in the state or territory in which it has its head office provided that:
(1) there is no reason for the firm applying the rules in this Annex to believe that the use of those sectoral rules would produce a lower figure than would be produced under paragraph 6.2; and
(2) paragraph 6.3 applies to the entity and those sectoral rules.
Solo capital resources requirement: mixed financial holding company 6.7 The solo capital resources requirement of a mixed financial holding company is a notional capital requirement. It is the capital adequacy requirement that applies to regulated entities in the most important financial sector under the table in paragraph 8.

  

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Solo capital resources requirement: the insurance sector 7.1 References to capital requirements in the provisions of this Annex defining solo capital resources requirement must be interpreted in accordance with paragraph 5.4.

 

8 Table: Application of sectoral consolidation rules

Banking sector 8 Part One, Title II, Chapter 2 of the CRR and the Groups Part.
Insurance sector   Group Supervision
Investment services sector   in relation to a designated investment firm or an IFPRU investment firm which is a member of a financial conglomerate for which the PRA is the coordinator, Part One, Title II, Chapter 2 of the CRR and the PRA Rulebook.

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Part 4 9 This Part 4 is subject to Part 3 of this Annex.