Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

Status: This chapter was amended on 31 December 2020 as a result of Brexit. However, it is subject to the FCA Prudential Transitional Direction, which means that firms should not comply with these provisions yet. Instead, firms must follow this link and continue to comply with pre-IP completion day requirements (unless specified otherwise in the Direction). To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Section B of the Annex to the Direction.

BIPRU 14.3 Unsettled transactions



BIPRU 14.3 applies in respect of items in the trading book and the non-trading book.


The capital requirement for unsettled transactions is an element of the counterparty risk capital component set out in BIPRU 14.2.1 R.



In the case of transactions in which debt instruments, equities, foreign currencies and commodities (excluding repurchase agreements and reverse repurchase agreements and securities or commodities lending and securities or commodities borrowing) are unsettled after their due delivery dates, a firm must calculate the price difference to which it is exposed, being the difference between the agreed settlement price for the debt instrument, equity, foreign currency or commodity in question and its current market value, where the difference could involve a loss for the firm.

[Note: CAD Annex II point 1 (part)]


A firm must multiply the price difference calculated under BIPRU 14.3.3 R1 by the appropriate factor in column A of the Table in BIPRU 14.3.4 R in order to calculate its capital requirement for the purposes of BIPRU 14.3.

[Note: CAD Annex II point 1 (part)]

Table: Factors for the multiplication of price differences


This table belongs to BIPRU 14.3.4 R

Number of working days after due settlement date

Column A (%)

5 - 15


16 - 30


31 - 45


46 or more


[Note: CAD Annex II Table 1]


In cases of a system wide failure of a settlement or clearing system, a firm should refer to the emergency provisions in GEN 1.3. Where the requirements of GEN 1.3.2 R are met, until the situation is rectified failure of a counterparty to settle a trade will not be deemed a default for purposes of credit risk.

[Note: CAD Annex II point 4]