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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.

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Article 3 Overview

  1. (1)

    When carrying out the annual assessment of the quality of internal approaches paying particular attention to:

    1. (i)

      those exposures that exhibit significant differences in own fund requirements for the same exposure;

    2. (ii)

      approaches where there is particularly high or low diversity, and also where there is a significant and systematic under-estimation of own funds requirements;

    competent authorities shall identify the internal approaches that need specific assessment in a manner which is proportionate to the nature, scale and complexity of the risks inherent in the business model as well as the relevance of the portfolios included in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2070 for the institution in relation to the risk profile of the institution.

    1. (a)

      they shall treat values resulting from modelling which are considered as extreme in the EBA report as an indication of significant differences in own funds requirements in accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 78(3) of Directive 2013/36/EU;

    2. (b)

      they shall treat values resulting from modelling and the standard deviation of those values for exposures in the same benchmark portfolio or similar benchmarking portfolios identified in the EBA report as a preliminary indication of significant differences and low or high diversity, as applicable, in own funds requirements in accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 78(3) of Directive 2013/36/EU;

    3. (c)

      they shall treat potential differences computed in accordance with Article 4 of this Regulation as a preliminary indication of significant and systematic underestimation of own funds requirements in accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 78(3) of Directive 2013/36/EU;

    4. (d)

      they shall treat potential differences between estimated risk parameters reported by the institutions under Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2070 and the historically observed risk parameters ("outturns") reported by the institutions in accordance with that Implementing Regulation as a preliminary indication of significant differences in own funds requirements in accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 78(3) of Directive 2013/36/EU;

    5. (e)

      they shall treat potential differences between the own funds requirements for credit risk as reported by the institutions under Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2070 and the own funds requirements for credit risk that result from the use of outturns by the institutions in accordance with that Implementing Regulation or computed by EBA in its report referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 78(3) of Directive 2013/36/EU as a preliminary indication of significant and systematic underestimation of own funds requirements in accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 78(3) of that Directive. When using the report provided by EBA, competent authorities may take into account possible data limitations and reflect this in their assessment as deemed appropriate.

  2. (2)

    When carrying out the assessment referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, competent authorities shall apply the assessment standards referred to in Articles 6 to 11.