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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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Status: In this content, we have included all amendments made by EU exit-related instruments up to end September 2020. There will be more amendments to be made later this year, further to the September QCP.

Article 4 Qualitative conditions

Competent authorities may only grant the data waiver permission to an institution that provides well-documented evidence that all the following conditions are met in respect of every type of exposure:

  1. (a)

    longer time series data are unavailable or unsuitable due to lack of accuracy, completeness or appropriateness;

  2. (b)

    an appropriate margin of conservatism is applied, in accordance with point (a) of Article 179(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 to adequately compensate for the expected range of estimation errors arising from the use of shorter historic data series;

  3. (c)

    the data input vetting process referred to in point (b) of Article 174 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 is enhanced for the shorter time series.