The EBA published its draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on prudential requirements for Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) which define a prudential framework for CSDs and harmonise calculations for their capital requirements.

The EBA specifies the framework for determining capital requirements for all CSDs along with additional requirements that will only apply to those CSDs offering banking-type ancillary services. Those CSDs providing banking-type of ancillary services will need to comply with the additional capital requirements laid down in the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). As a consequence, the EBA considered the possible differences between the CRR and Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) regimes so as to ensure that stricter rules on prudential supervision apply, as required by the CSDR, without duplicating the existing applicable prescriptions in the CRR.

For CSDs offering banking-type ancillary services and licensed as a credit institution, the EBA also includes in its RTS the methodology for determining how an additional risk-based capital surcharge should be calculated.