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GENPRU 2.2.6GRP

This table belongs to GENPRU 2.2.5 G

Topic

Location of text

Application and purpose of the rules in this section

GENPRU 2.2.1 R to GENPRU 2.2.4 G

BIPRU firms that only have simple types of capital resources (simple capital issuers)

GENPRU 2.2.7 G

Principles underlying the definition of capital resources

GENPRU 2.2.8 G

Which method of calculating capital resources applies to which type of firm

GENPRU 2.2.17 R to GENPRU 2.2.19 R

Purpose of the limits on the use of different forms of capital

GENPRU 2.2.24 G

Use of higher tier capital in lower tiers

GENPRU 2.2.25 R to GENPRU 2.2.28 R

Calculation of capital resources for BIPRU firms16

16

GENPRU 2.2.20 G to GENPRU 2.2.21 G; GENPRU 2 Annex 4 to GENPRU 2 Annex 6

Limits on the use of different forms of capital for BIPRU firms16 (certain types of capital resources cannot be used for certain purposes)

16

GENPRU 2.2.44 R8 to GENPRU 2.2.45 R; GENPRU 2.2.47 R to GENPRU 2.2.48 R

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Limits on the use of different forms of capital for BIPRU firms16 (capital resources gearing rules)

16

GENPRU 2.2.29 R to GENPRU 2.2.31 G; GENPRU 2.2.46 R; GENPRU 2.2.50 R

Example of how the capital resources calculation for BIPRU firms works

GENPRU 2.2.51 G to GENPRU 2.2.59 G

Capital used to meet the base capital resources requirement for BIPRU firms

GENPRU 2.2.60 R to GENPRU 2.2.61 G12

12Notification of issuance of capital instruments.

GENPRU 2.2.61A R to GENPRU 2.2.61H G

Tier one capital instruments: general

GENPRU 2.2.9 G to GENPRU 2.2.10 G; GENPRU 2.2.62 R to GENPRU 2.2.69 G; GENPRU 2.2.80 R to GENPRU 2.2.82 G

8Tier one capital: payment of coupons (BIPRU firm only)

GENPRU 2.2.69A R to GENPRU 2.2.69F G

Core tier one capital: permanent share capital

GENPRU 2.2.83 R to 10GENPRU 2.2.84A G10

10General conditions for eligibility of capital instruments as core tier one capital (BIPRU firm only)

GENPRU 2.2.83A R to GENPRU 2.2.83D G; GENPRU 2.2.84A G

10Core tier one capital: exception to eligibility criteria (building societies only)

GENPRU 2.2.83E R to GENPRU 2.2.83H G

Core tier one capital: profit and loss account and other reserves: material applicable to all firms

GENPRU 2.2.85 R; GENPRU 2.2.87 R to GENPRU 2.2.89 G; GENPRU 2.2.91 G

Core tier one capital: profit and loss account and other reserves: material specific to BIPRU firms

GENPRU 2.2.86 R; GENPRU 2.2.90 R; GENPRU 2.2.92 G

Core tier one capital: provisions relating to partnerships and limited liability partnerships

GENPRU 2.2.93 R to GENPRU 2.2.100 R

Core tier one capital: share premium account

GENPRU 2.2.101 R

Core tier one capital: externally verified interim net profits

GENPRU 2.2.102 R to GENPRU 2.2.103 G

8Hybrid capital (excluding issues through SPVs) (BIPRU firm only)

GENPRU 2.2.115A R to GENPRU 2.2.119 G

Hybrid capital8 (issues through SPVs) (BIPRU firm only)8

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GENPRU 2.2.123 R to GENPRU 2.2.137 R

Tier one capital: conversion ratio

GENPRU 2.2.138 R to GENPRU 2.2.144 G

Tier one capital: requirement to have sufficient unissued stock

GENPRU 2.2.145 R

Deductions from tier one capital resources

GENPRU 2.2.155 R to GENPRU 2.2.156 G

Tier two capital

GENPRU 2.2.11 G; GENPRU 2.2.157 G to GENPRU 2.2.197 G

Deductions from tier one capital resources and tier two capital resources

16GENPRU 2.2.208 R to GENPRU 2.1.216G; GENPRU 2.2.217 R to GENPRU 2.2.220 R; GENPRU 2.2.236 R16 to GENPRU 2.2.240 G

Tier three capital

GENPRU 2.2.12 G; GENPRU 2.2.241 R to GENPRU 2.2.249 R

Deductions from total capital resources

GENPRU 2.2.14 G to GENPRU 2.2.16 G; GENPRU 2.2.259 R to GENPRU 2.2.62 R16

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The effect of swaps

GENPRU 2.2.198 R to GENPRU 2.2.201 R

Step-ups (tier one capital21 and tier two capital)

21GENPRU 2.2.146 R to GENPRU 2.2.154 G

Redemption of tier one instruments

GENPRU 2.2.64R (3); GENPRU 2.2.70 R to GENPRU 2.2.79 G

8Purchases of tier one instruments: BIPRU firm only

GENPRU 2.2.79A R to GENPRU 2.2.79H G; GENPRU 2.2.79L G10

Redemption of tier two instruments

GENPRU 2.2.172 R to GENPRU 2.2.174 R; GENPRU 2.2.177 R to GENPRU 2.2.178 R (upper tier two instruments); GENPRU 2.2.194 R to GENPRU 2.2.197 G (lower tier two instruments)

Non-standard capital instruments

GENPRU 2.2.13 G

Standard form documentation for subordinated debt

GENPRU 2.2.164 G

Public sector guarantees

GENPRU 2.2.276 R16

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GENPRU 2.2.7GRP
Parts of this section are irrelevant to a BIPRU firm whose capital resources consist of straightforward capital instruments. 232
GENPRU 2.2.8GRP
The FCA18 has divided its definition of capital into categories, or tiers, reflecting differences in the extent to which the capital instruments concerned meet the purpose and conform to the characteristics of capital listed in GENPRU 2.2.9 G. The FCA18 generally prefers a firm to hold higher quality capital that meets the characteristics of permanency and loss absorbency that are features of tier one capital. Capital instruments falling into core tier one capital can be included
GENPRU 2.2.11GRP
Tier two capital includes forms of capital that do not meet the requirements for permanency and absence of fixed servicing costs that apply to tier one capital. Tier two capital includes, for example:(1) capital which is perpetual (that is, has no fixed term) but cumulative (that is, servicing costs cannot be waived at the issuer's option, although they may be deferred – for example, cumulative preference shares); only perpetual capital instruments may be included in upper tier
GENPRU 2.2.61ARRP
12This section applies to a firm intending to issue a capital instrument on or after 1 March 2012 for inclusion in its capital resources.
GENPRU 2.2.61BRRP
12A firm must notify the FCA18 in writing of its intention to issue a capital instrument which it intends to include within its capital resources at least one month before the intended date of issue, unless there are exceptional circumstances which make it impracticable to give such a period of notice, in which event the firm must give as much notice as is practicable in those circumstances. When giving notice, a firm must:(1) provide details of the amount of capital the firm
GENPRU 2.2.61DRRP
12If a firm proposes to establish a debt securities program for the issue of capital instruments for inclusion within its capital resources, it must: (1) notify the FCA18 of the establishment of the program; and(2) provide the information required by GENPRU 2.2.61BR (1) to (4)at least one month before the first proposed drawdown. Any changes must be notified to the FCA18 in accordance with GENPRU 2.2.61C R.
GENPRU 2.2.62RRP
A firm may not include a capital instrument in its tier one capital resources unless it complies with the following conditions:(1) it is included in one of the categories in GENPRU 2.2.63 R;(2) it complies with the conditions set out in GENPRU 2.2.64 R;(3) i t is not excluded under GENPRU 2.2.65 R (Connected transactions); and(4) it is not excluded by any of the rules in GENPRU 2.2.
GENPRU 2.2.68ARRP
8A BIPRU firm must not include a capital instrument in its tier one capital resources if:(1) the capital instrument is affected by a dividend stopper; and (2) the dividend stopper operates in a way that hinders recapitalisation.
GENPRU 2.2.81RRP
A firm may not include a capital instrument other than a share in its tier one capital resources unless it complies with GENPRU 2.2.80R (3).
GENPRU 2.2.83RRP
Permanent share capital means an item of capital which (in addition to satisfying GENPRU 2.2.64 R) meets the following conditions:(1) it is:(a) an ordinary share; or(b) a members' contribution; or(c) part of the initial fund of a mutual; or8(d) [deleted]15815(2) any coupon on it is not cumulative, the firm is under no obligation to pay a coupon in any circumstances and the firm has the right to choose the amount of any coupon that it pays;10(3) the terms upon which it is issued
GENPRU 2.2.83ARRP
10The conditions that a BIPRU firm's permanent share capital must comply with under GENPRU 2.2.83AR (4) or that a BIPRU firm'seligible partnership capital or eligible LLP members' capital must comply with under GENPRU 2.2.95 R are as follows:(1) it is undated;(2) the terms upon which it is issued do not give the holder a preferential right to the payment of a coupon;(3) the terms upon which it is issued do not indicate the amount of any coupon that may be payable nor impose an
GENPRU 2.2.95RRP
A BIPRU firm that is a partnership or a limited liability partnership may not include eligible partnership capital or eligible LLP members' capital in its tier one capital resources unless (in addition to GENPRU 2.2.62 R (General conditions relating to tier one capital)) it complies with GENPRU 2.2.83R (2) (10Coupons should not be cumulative or mandatory) and GENPRU 2.2.83A R to GENPRU 2.2.83C R (General conditions for eligibility of capital instruments as core tier one capital
4GENPRU 2.2.129R (2) and GENPRU 2.2.131 R allow a firm to replace the capital issued by the SPV with capital instrument which are core tier one capital.888
GENPRU 2.2.147RRP
(1) A firm may not include in its tier one capital resources a tier one instrument that is or may be subject to a step-up that does not meet the definition of moderate in the press release of the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision of 27th October 1998 called "Instruments eligible for inclusion in Tier 1 capital".(2) For the purpose of (1) the words in that press release "than, at national supervisory discretion, either" are replaced by "than the higher of the following two
GENPRU 2.2.159RRP
A capital instrument must not form part of the tier two capital resources of a firm unless it meets the following conditions:(1) the claims of the creditors must rank behind those of all unsubordinated creditors;(2) the only events of default must be non-payment of any amount falling due under the terms of the capital instrument or the winding-up of the firm and any such event of default must not prejudice the subordination in (1);(3) to the fullest extent permitted under the
GENPRU 2.2.161RRP
A capital instrument may be included in a firm'stier two capital resources even though the remedies available to the subordinated creditor go beyond those referred to in GENPRU 2.2.159R (3), if the following conditions are satisfied:(1) those remedies are not available for failure to pay any amount of principal, interest or expenses or in respect of any other payment obligation; and(2) those remedies do not in substance amount to remedies to recover payment of the amounts in
GENPRU 2.2.164GRP
The FCA18 is more concerned that the subordination provisions listed in GENPRU 2.2.159 R should be effective than that they should follow a particular form. The FCA18 does not, therefore, prescribe that the loan agreement or capital instrument should be drawn up in a standard form.
GENPRU 2.2.166GRP
GENPRU 2.2.159R (3) allows a capital instrument to form part of the tier two capital resources even though the laws of the relevant jurisdiction do not allow remedies to be limited in the way described there. For example it is not possible to limit certain remedies in the case of an issue in the United States that is SEC-registered and subject to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act.
GENPRU 2.2.176GRP
Examples of capital instruments which may be eligible to count in upper tier two capital resources include the following:(1) perpetual cumulative preference shares;(2) perpetual subordinated debt; and(3) other instruments that have the same economic characteristics as (1) or (2).
GENPRU 2.2.177RRP
A capital instrument must (in addition to meeting the requirements of the rules about eligibility for inclusion in tier two capital) meet the following conditions before it can be included in a firm'supper tier two capital resources:(1) it must have no fixed maturity date;(2) the terms of the instrument must provide for the firm to have the option to defer any coupon on the debt, except that the firm need not have that right in the case of a coupon payable in the form of an item
GENPRU 2.2.179GRP
(1) The purpose of GENPRU 2.2.177R (2) is to ensure that a firm which issues an item of capital with a coupon retains flexibility over the payments of such coupon and can preserve cash in times of financial stress. However, a firm may include, as part of the capital instrument terms, a right to make payments of a coupon mandatory if an item of capital becomes ineligible to form part of its capital resources (for example, through a change in the relevant rules) and the firm has
GENPRU 2.2.180RRP
A capital instrument may only be included in upper tier two capital resources if a firm's obligations under the instrument either:(1) do not constitute a liability (actual, contingent or prospective) under section 123(2) of the Insolvency Act 1986; or(2) do constitute such a liability but the terms of the instrument are such that:(a) any such liability is not relevant for the purposes of deciding whether:(i) the firm is, or is likely to become, unable to pay its debts; or(ii)
GENPRU 2.2.194RRP
A firm may include a capital instrument in its lower tier two capital resources if (in addition to meeting the requirements of the rules about eligibility for inclusion in tier two capital) either the holder has no right to repayment or it satisfies either of the following conditions:(1) it has an original maturity of at least five years; or(2) it is redeemable on notice from the holder, but the period of notice of repayment required to be given by the holder is five years or
GENPRU 2.2.200RRP
A firm must recognise, in accordance with GENPRU 2.2.201 R, the effect of a foreign currency hedge on a debt instrument (as defined in GENPRU 2.2.198 R) denominated in a foreign currency or of an interest rate hedge on a fixed rate coupon debt instrument if:(1) the accounting framework to which the firm is subject as referred to in GENPRU 1.3.4 R (General requirements: accounting principles to be applied) provides for a fair value hedge accounting relationship between a liability
GENPRU 2.2.245RRP

Table: Application of tier two capital rules to tier three debt

This table belongs to GENPRU 2.2.244 R

Tier two capital rule

Adjustment

GENPRU 2.2.159 R (General conditions for eligibility as tier two capital)

The references in GENPRU 2.2.159R (5) (Capital must not become repayable prior to stated maturity date except in specified circumstances) to repayment at the option of the holder are replaced by a reference to GENPRU 2.2.242R (1) (Upper tier three capital should have maturity or notice period of at least two years)

The reference in GENPRU 2.2.159R (10) (Description of tier two capital in marketing documents) to GENPRU 2.2.265R18

GENPRU 2.2.161 R (Additional remedies)

GENPRU 2.2.163 R (Legal opinion where debt subject to a law of a country outside the United Kingdom)

GENPRU 2.2.169 R (Ineligibility as tier two capital owing to connected transactions)

The reference to GENPRU 2.2.177 R (General eligibility conditions for upper tier two capital) does not apply

GENPRU 2.2.171 R (Amendments to terms of the capital instrument)

GENPRU 2.2.172 R to GENPRU 2.2.173 R (Redeemability at the option of the issuer)

GENPRU 2.2.174 R (Notification of redemption)

References in the rules in the first column to the fifth anniversary are amended so as to refer to the second anniversary.

BIPRU 8.6.1ARRP
3This section applies to a firm if another member of its group intends to issue a capital instrument on or after 1 March 2012 for inclusion in the firm'scapital resources or consolidated capital resources of its UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group.
BIPRU 8.6.1BRRP
3A firm must notify the appropriate regulator in writing of the intention of another member of its group which is not a firm to issue a capital instrument which the firm intends to include within its capital resources or the consolidated capital resources of its UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group as soon as it becomes aware of the intention of the groupundertaking to issue the capital instrument. When giving notice, a firm must:(1) provide details of the amount of capital
BIPRU 8.6.1DRRP
3If a groupundertaking proposes to establish a debt securities program for the issue of capital instruments which the firm intends to include within its capital resources or the consolidated capital resources of its UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group, it must:(1) notify the appropriate regulator of the establishment of the program; and(2) provide the information required by BIPRU 8.6.1BR (1) to (4); as soon as it becomes aware of the proposed establishment. The appropriate
BIPRU 8.6.1ERRP
3The capital instruments to which BIPRU 8.6.1B R does not apply are:(1) ordinary shares issued by a groupundertaking which:(a) are the most deeply subordinated capital instrument issued by that groupundertaking;(b) meet the criteria set out in GENPRU 2.2.83R (2) and GENPRU 2.2.83R (3) and GENPRU 2.2.83A R; and(c) are the same as ordinary shares previously issued by that groupundertaking;(2) debt instruments issued from a debt securities program established by a groupundertaking,
BIPRU 8.6.1FRRP
3A firm must notify the appropriate regulator in writing, no later than the date of issue, of the intention of a groupundertaking to issue a capital instrument listed in BIPRU 8.6.1E R which the firm intends to include within its capital resources or the consolidated capital resources of its UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group. When giving notice a firm must:(1) provide the information set out at BIPRU 8.6.1BR (1) to (3); and(2) confirm that the terms of the capital instrument
BIPRU 8.6.12RRP
Consolidated indirectly issued capital means any capital instrument issued by a member of the UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group where:(1) some or all of the following conditions are satisfied:(a) that capital is issued to an SPV; or(b) that capital is issued by an SPV; or(c) the subscription for the capital issued by the member of the group in question is funded directly or indirectly by an SPV; and(2) any of the SPVs referred to in (1) is a member of the UK consolidation
BIPRU 8.6.14RRP
Consolidated indirectly issued capital that is eligible for inclusion in the consolidated capital resources of a UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group may only be included as a minority interest created by the capital instrument issued by the SPV referred to in BIPRU 8.6.13 R. If it is eligible, it is innovative tier one capital.
IFPRU 3.2.10RRP
A firm must notify the FCA of the following:(1) its intention; or(2) the intention of another member of its group that is not a firm, but is included in the supervision on a consolidated basis of the firm;to issue a capital instrument that it believes will qualify under the EUCRR as own funds other than a common equity tier 1 capital at least one month before the intended date of issue.
IFPRU 3.2.11RRP
A firm does not have to give notice under IFPRU 3.2.10 R if the capital instrument is: (1) an ordinary share; or(2) a debt instrument issued under a debt securities programme under which the firm or group member has previously issued and the firm has notified the FCA, in accordance with IFPRU 3.2.10 R, prior to a previous issuance under the programme.
GENPRU 2.1.7GRP
This section sets capital resources requirements for a firm. GENPRU 2.2 (Capital resources) sets out how, for the purpose of meeting capital resources requirements, the amounts or values of capital, assets and liabilities are to be determined. More detailed rules relating to capital, assets and liabilities are set out in GENPRU 1.3 (Valuation)14 and, for a BIPRU firm, BIPRU.
BIPRU 11.5.3RRP
A firm must disclose the following information regarding its capital resources:(1) summary information on the terms and conditions of the main features of all capital resources items and components thereof, including:2(a) 2hybrid capital;(b) 2capital instruments which provide an incentive for the firm to redeem them; and(c) 2capital instruments which the firm treats as tier one capital under GENPRU TP8A;(2) tier one capital resources, with separate disclosure of:22(a) 2all positive
SYSC 19C.3.47RRP
(1) A firm must ensure that a substantial portion, at least 50%, of any variable remuneration consists of an appropriate balance of: (a) shares or equivalent ownership interests, subject to the legal structure of the firm concerned, or share-linked instruments or equivalent non-cash instruments for a non-listed firm; and(b) where appropriate, capital instruments which are eligible for inclusion at stage B1 of the calculation in the capital resources table, where applicable, adequately