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Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR)
Article 473a

Article 473a — Introduction of IFRS 9

  1. By way of derogation from Article 50 and until the end of the transitional period set out in paragraph 6 of this Article, the following may include in their Common Equity Tier 1 capital the amount calculated in accordance with this paragraph:
    1. institutions that prepare their accounts in conformity with the international accounting standards adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002;
    2. institutions that, pursuant to Article 24(2) of this Regulation, effect the valuation of assets and off-balance sheet items and the determination of own funds in conformity with the international accounting standards adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002;
    3. institutions that effect the valuation of assets and off-balance sheet items in conformity with accounting standards under Directive 86/635/EEC and that use an expected credit loss model that is the same as the one used in international accounting standards adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002.

    The amount referred to in the first subparagraph shall be calculated as the sum of the following:

    1. for exposures which are subject to risk weighting in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title II of Part Three, the amount (ABSA) calculated in accordance with the following formula:

      $${\mathrm{AB} _{\mathrm{SA}}} = {(A _{2,SA} + A _{4,SA} - t) \cdot f}$$

      where:

        A2,SA = the amount calculated in accordance with paragraph 2;A4,SA = the amount calculated in accordance with paragraph 4 based on the amounts calculated in accordance with paragraph 3;f = the applicable factor laid down in paragraph 6;t = increase of Common Equity Tier 1 capital that is due to tax deductibility of the amounts A2,SA and A4,SA;
    2. for exposures which are subject to risk weighting in accordance with Chapter 3 of Title II of Part Three, the amount (ABIRB) calculated in accordance with the following formula:

      $${\mathrm{AB} _{\mathrm{IRB}}} = {(A _{2,IRB} + A _{4,IRB} - t) \cdot f}$$

      where:

        A2,IRB = the amount calculated in accordance with paragraph 2 adjusted in accordance with point (a) of paragraph 5;A4,IRB = the amount calculated in accordance with paragraph 4 based on the amounts calculated in accordance with paragraph 3 which are adjusted in accordance with points (b) and (c) of paragraph 5;f = the applicable factor laid down in paragraph 6;t = increase of Common Equity Tier 1 capital that is due to tax deductibility of the amounts A2,IRB and A4,IRB.
  2. Institutions shall calculate the amounts A2,SA and A2,IRB referred to, respectively, in points (a) and (b) of the second subparagraph of paragraph 1 as the greater of the amounts referred to in points (a) and (b) of this paragraph separately for their exposures which are subject to risk weighting in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title II of Part Three and for their exposures which are subject to risk weighting in accordance with Chapter 3 of Title II of Part Three:
    1. zero;
    2. the amount calculated in accordance with point (i) reduced by the amount calculated in accordance with point (ii):
      1. the sum of the 12-month expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.5 of IFRS 9 as set out in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 (Annex relating to IFRS 9) and the amount of the loss allowance for lifetime expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.3 of the Annex relating to IFRS 9 as of 1 January 2018 or on the date of initial application of IFRS 9;
      2. the total amount of impairment losses on financial assets classified as loans and receivables, held-to-maturity investments and available-for-sale financial assets, as defined in paragraph 9 of IAS 39, other than equity instruments and units or shares in collective investment undertakings, determined in accordance with paragraphs 63, 64, 65, 67, 68 and 70 of IAS 39 as set out in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 as of 31 December 2017 or the day before the date of initial application of IFRS 9.
  3. Institutions shall calculate the amount by which the amount referred to in point (a) exceeds the amount referred to in point (b) separately for their exposures which are subject to risk weighting in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title II of Part Three and for their exposures which are subject to risk weighting in accordance with Chapter 3 of Title II of Part Three:
    1. the sum of the 12-month expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.5 of the Annex relating to IFRS 9 and the amount of the loss allowance for lifetime expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.3 of the Annex relating to IFRS 9 excluding the loss allowance for lifetime expected credit losses for financial assets that are credit-impaired as defined in Appendix A to the Annex relating to IFRS 9 as of the reporting date;
    2. the sum of the 12-month expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.5 of the Annex relating to IFRS 9 and the amount of the loss allowance for lifetime expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.3 of the Annex relating to IFRS 9 excluding the loss allowance for lifetime expected credit losses for financial assets that are credit-impaired as defined in Appendix A to the Annex relating to IFRS 9 as of 1 January 2018 or on the date of initial application of IFRS 9.
  4. For exposures which are subject to risk weighting in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title II of Part Three, where the amount specified in accordance with point (a) of paragraph 3 exceeds the amount specified in point (b) of paragraph 3, institutions shall set A4,SA as equal to the difference between those amounts, otherwise they shall set A4,SA as equal to zero.

    For exposures which are subject to risk weighting in accordance with Chapter 3 of Title II of Part Three, where the amount specified in accordance with point (a) of paragraph 3, after applying point (b) of paragraph 5, exceeds the amount for these exposures as specified in point (b) of paragraph 3, after applying point (c) of paragraph 5, institutions shall set A4,IRB as equal to the difference between those amounts, otherwise they shall set A4,IRB as equal to zero.

  5. For exposures which are subject to risk weighting in accordance with Chapter 3 of Title II of Part Three, institutions shall apply paragraphs 2 to 4 as follows:
    1. for the calculation of A2,IRBinstitutions shall reduce each of the amounts calculated in accordance with points (b)(i) and (ii) of paragraph 2 of this Article by the sum of expected loss amounts calculated in accordance with Article 158(5), (6) and (10) as of 31 December 2017 or the day before the date of initial application of IFRS 9. Where for the amount referred to in point (b)(i) of paragraph 2 of this Article the calculation results in a negative number, the institution shall set the value of that amount as equal to zero. Where for the amount referred to in point (b)(ii) of paragraph 2 of this Article the calculation results in a negative number, the institution shall set the value of that amount as equal to zero;
    2. institutions shall replace the amount calculated in accordance with point (a) of paragraph 3 of this Article by the sum of the 12-month expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.5 of the Annex relating to IFRS 9 and the amount of the loss allowance for lifetime expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.3 of the Annex relating to IFRS 9 excluding the loss allowance for lifetime expected credit losses for financial assets that are credit-impaired, as defined in Appendix A to the Annex relating to IFRS 9, reduced by the sum of related expected loss amounts for the same exposures calculated in accordance with Article 158(5), (6) and (10) as of the reporting date. Where the calculation results in a negative number, the institution shall set the value of the amount referred to in point (a) of paragraph 3 of this Article as equal to zero;
    3. institutions shall replace the amount calculated in accordance with point (b) of paragraph 3 of this Article by the sum of the 12-month expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.5 of the Annex relating to IFRS 9 and the amount of the loss allowance for lifetime expected credit losses determined in accordance with paragraph 5.5.3 of the Annex relating to IFRS 9 excluding the loss allowance for lifetime expected credit losses for financial assets that are credit-impaired, as defined in Appendix A to the Annex relating to IFRS 9, as of 1 January 2018 or on the date of initial application of IFRS 9, reduced by the sum of related expected loss amounts for the same exposures calculated in accordance with Article 158(5), (6) and (10). Where the calculation results in a negative number, the institution shall set the value of the amount referred to in point (b) of paragraph 3 of this Article as equal to zero.
  6. Institutions shall apply the following factors to calculate the amounts ABSA and ABIRB referred to in points (a) and (b) of the second subparagraph of paragraph 1 respectively:
    1. 0,95 during the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018;
    2. 0,85 during the period from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019;
    3. 0,7 during the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020;
    4. 0,5 during the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021;
    5. 0,25 during the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.

    Institutions whose financial year commences after 1 January 2018 but before 1 January 2019 shall adjust the dates in points (a) to (e) of the first subparagraph so that they correspond to their financial year, shall report the adjusted dates to their competent authority and shall publicly disclose them.

    Institutions which start to apply accounting standards as referred to in paragraph 1 on or after 1 January 2019 shall apply the relevant factors in accordance with points (b) to (e) of the first subparagraph starting with the factor corresponding to the year of the first application of those accounting standards.

  7. Where an institution includes in its Common Equity Tier 1 capital an amount in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, it shall recalculate all requirements laid down in this Regulation and in Directive 2013/36/EU that use any of the following items by not taking into account the effects that the expected credit loss provisions that it included in its Common Equity Tier 1 capital have on those items:
    1. the amount of deferred tax assets that is deducted from Common Equity Tier 1 capital in accordance with point (c) of Article 36(1) or risk weighted in accordance with Article 48(4);
    2. the exposure value as determined in accordance with Article 111(1) whereby the specific credit risk adjustments by which the exposure value shall be reduced shall be multiplied by the following scaling factor (sf):

      $${sf} = {1 - (\mathrm{AB} _{\mathrm{SA}} / \mathrm{RA} _{\mathrm{SA}})}$$

      where:

        ABSA = the amount calculated in accordance with point (a) of the second subparagraph of paragraph 1;RASA = the total amount of specific credit risk adjustments;
    3. the amount of Tier 2 items calculated in accordance with point (d) of Article 62.
  8. During the period set out in paragraph 6 of this Article, in addition to disclosing the information required in Part Eight, institutions that have decided to apply the transitional arrangements set out in this Article shall disclose the amounts of own funds, Common Equity Tier 1 capital and Tier 1 capital, the Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio, the Tier 1 capital ratio, the total capital ratio and the leverage ratio they would have in case they were not to apply this Article.
  9. An institution shall decide whether to apply the arrangements set out in this Article during the transitional period and shall inform the competent authority of its decision by 1 February 2018. Where an institution has received the prior permission of the competent authority, it may reverse once, during the transitional period, its initial decision. Institutions shall publicly disclose any decision taken in accordance with this subparagraph.

    An institution that has decided to apply the transitional arrangements set out in this Article may decide not to apply paragraph 4 in which case it shall inform the competent authority of its decision by 1 February 2018. In such a case, the institution shall set the amount A4 referred to in paragraph 1 as equal to zero. Where an institution has received the prior permission of the competent authority, it may reverse once, during the transitional period, its initial decision. Institutions shall publicly disclose any decision taken in accordance with this subparagraph.

  10. In accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010, the EBA shall issue guidelines by 30 June 2018 on the disclosure requirements laid down in this Article.