On January 29, 2016, the PRA published final rules amending the Pre-Issuance Notification regime. The PIN regime applies to banks, building societies, insurers and PRA-designated investment firms. Under the amended rules, banks, building societies and PRA-designated investment firms will have to give the PRA one month’s notice before issuing a Common Equity Tier 1 instrument and complete the CET1 Compliance Template, which may be used instead of providing a legal opinion on the quality of capital requirement. The advance notification requirement will not apply where certain capital instruments are issued on substantively similar terms to prior issued instruments. Insurers will be required to submit legal opinions for instruments issued, other than ordinary share capital, on the quality of capital requirement and must also provide the PRA with one month’s notice prior to amending capital instruments. Insurers will also be subject to certain conditions in the event that they make use of the advance notification exemption for drawdowns from note issuance programs. All relevant firms will be required to submit accounting opinions when issuing Additional Tier 1 Capital instruments or Restricted Tier 1 Capital instruments, as applicable. The PRA’s Policy Statement and final rules are available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/Documents/publications/ps/2016/ps216.pdf.