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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 25 Minimum transfer amount

  1. (1)

    By way of derogation from Article 2(2), counterparties may provide in their risk management procedures that no collateral is collected from a counterparty where the amount due from the last collection of collateral is equal to or lower than the amount agreed by the counterparties ("minimum transfer amount").

    The minimum transfer amount shall not exceed EUR 500000 or the equivalent amount in another currency.

  2. (2)

    Where counterparties agree on a minimum transfer amount, the amount of collateral due shall be calculated as the sum of:

    1. (a)

      the variation margin due from its last collection calculated in accordance with Article 10, including any excess collateral;

    2. (b)

      the initial margin due from its last collection calculated in accordance with Article 11, including any excess collateral.

  3. (3)

    Where the amount of collateral due exceeds the minimum transfer amount agreed by the counterparties, the collecting counterparty shall collect the full amount of collateral due without deduction of the minimum transfer amount.

  4. (4)

    Counterparties may agree on separate minimum transfer amounts for initial and variation margins, provided that the sum of those minimum transfer amounts is equal to or lower than EUR 500000 or the equivalent amount in another currency.

  5. (5)

    Where counterparties agree on separate minimum transfer amounts in accordance with paragraph 4, the collecting counterparty shall collect the full amount of initial or variation margin due without any deduction of those minimum transfer amounts where the amount of initial or variation collateral due exceeds the minimum transfer amount.