On June 8, 2015, the PRA published a Policy Statement setting out the final rules on its approach to regulating liquidity under the CRR. The Policy Statement provides feedback on the responses received by the PRA to the consultation on liquidity published in November 2014, and refers to a new Supervisory Statement on supervisory liquidity and funding risks which was published on the same day. The Policy Statement is aimed at UK banks, EEA banks with a branch in the UK, PRA-designated investment firms, as well as third country banks or PRA-designated investment firms. The Policy Statement includes new rules and feedback on issues related to: (i) the phasing-in of the Liquidity Coverage Requirement and additional liquidity requirements on top of the LCR; (ii) liquidity reporting and disclosure, including changes made to address concerns about the increased and burdensome volume of liquidity data that is to be reported; and (iii) interim LCR reporting. The Supervisory Statement deals with issues including (i) the Internal Liquidity Adequacy Assessment Process; (ii) the liquidity supervisory review and evaluation process; (iii) the drawing down of liquid asset buffers; (iv) collateral placed at the Bank of England; and (v) reporting of liquidity positions. The rules and Supervisory Statement come into effect on October 1, 2015, with the exception of Annex E, which will delete the requirement to submit certain liquidity returns and which will enter into force following a further review.
The policy statement and supervisory statement are available at: