SECTION 3 Deductions from Common Equity Tier 1 items

Article 13 Deduction of losses for the current financial year for the purposes of Article 36(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013

  1. (1)

    For the purpose of calculating its Common Equity Tier 1 capital during the year, and irrespective of whether the institution closes its financial accounts at the end of each interim period, the institution shall determine its profit and loss accounts and deduct any resulting losses from Common Equity Tier 1 items as they arise.

  2. (2)

    For the purpose of determining an institution's profit and loss accounts in accordance with paragraph 1, income and expenses shall be determined under the same process and on the basis of the same accounting standards as the one followed for the year-end financial report. Income and expenses shall be prudently estimated and shall be assigned to the interim period in which they incurred so that each interim period bears a reasonable amount of the anticipated annual income and expenses. Material or non-recurrent events shall be considered in full and without delay in the interim period during which they arise.

  3. (3)

    Where losses for the current financial year have already reduced Common Equity Tier 1 items as a result of an interim or a year-end financial report, a deduction is not needed. For the purpose of this Article, the financial report means that the profit and losses have been determined after a closing of the interim or the annual accounts in accordance with the applicable accounting framework (as that term is defined in Regulation 575/2013).

  4. (4)

    Paragraphs 1 to 3 shall apply in the same manner to gains and losses included in accumulated other comprehensive income.