In addition to the new rules on stress testing, FSA has made:

  • the Handbook Administration (No 16) Instrument 2009: this takes effect on various dates and corrects minor errors;  
  • the Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No 2) Instrument 2009: this also corrects an omission to rules on application fees and took effect on 11 December;  
  • the Fees (Building Societies) Instrument 2009: this corrects an anomaly in the rules for calculating Modified Eligible Liabilities in fees and took effect on 11 December;  
  • the BIPRU (Short-Term Trade Finance Transactions) Instrument 2009: this lowers the capital requirement for some short-term trade finance transactions carried out by large UK banks. The changes take effect on 31 December 2009; and  
  • the COLL (Amendment No 5) Instrument 2009: this strengthens controls over investment activities of retail authorised funds, including aligning handbook definitions better with EU laws, and takes effect from 6 January 2010.  

FSA has also made minor changes to PERG and UNFCOG.