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BIPRU 8 Annex 4 Text of Articles 125 and 126 of the Banking Consolidation Directive

Article 125

1.

Where a parent undertaking is a parent credit institution in a Member State or an EU parent credit institution, supervision on a consolidated basis shall be exercised by the competent authorities that authorised it under Article 6.

2.

Where the parent of a credit institution is a parent financial holding company in a Member State or an EU parent financial holding company, supervision on a consolidated basis shall be exercised by the competent authorities that authorised that credit institution under Article 6.

Article 126

1.

Where credit institutions authorised in two or more Member States have as their parent the same parent financial holding company in a Member State or the same EU parent financial holding company supervision on a consolidated basis shall be exercised by the competent authorities of the credit institution authorised in the Member State in which the financial holding company was set up.

Where the parents of credit institutions authorised in two or more Member States comprise more than one financial holding company withhead offices in different Member States and there is a credit institution in each of these States, supervision on a consolidated basis shall be exercised by the competent authority of the credit institution with the largest balance sheet total.

2.

Where more than one credit institution authorised in the Community has as its parent the same financial holding company and none of these credit institutions has been authorised in the Member State in which the financial holding company was set up, supervision on a consolidated basis shall be exercised by the competent authority that authorised the credit institution with the largest balance sheet total, which shall be considered, for the purposes of this Directive, as the credit institution controlled by an EU parent financial holding company.

3.

In particular cases, the competent authorities may by common agreement waive the criteria referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 if their application would be inappropriate, taking into account the credit institutions and the relative importance of their activities in different countries, and appoint a different competent authority to exercise supervision on a consolidated basis. In these cases, before taking their decision, the competent authorities shall give the EU parent credit institution, or EU parent financial holding company, or credit institution with the largest balance sheet total, as appropriate, an opportunity to state its opinion on that decision.

4.

[Omitted]

Note

The Capital Adequacy Directive says that generally references in Articles 125 and 126 of the Banking Consolidation Directive to credit institution should be read as including ones to CAD investment firms. Also, the Banking Consolidation Directive and the Capital Adequacy Directive apply to the EEA. Therefore for the purposes of BIPRU 8 Articles 125 and 126 of the Banking Consolidation Directive should be read with the following adjustments:

(1)

a reference to a credit institution should be read as being one to a credit institution or CAD investment firm;

(2)

a reference to a parent credit institution in a Member State should be read as being one to a parent institution in a Member State;

(3)

a reference to a EU parent credit institution should be read as being one to an EEA parent institution;

(4)

a reference to a EU parent financial holding company should be read as being one to an EEA parent financial holding company;

(5)

a reference to a Member State should be read as being one to an EEA State;

(6)

a reference to a credit institution authorised in the Community should be read as being to a credit institution or CAD investment firm authorised in an EEA State.

Parent financial holding company in a Member State and financial holding company have the same meaning as they do in the Glossary.