The Commission has agreed guarantee and assistance packages for specific institutions from several Member States. It also agreed some changes to the UK's scheme, which mean that from 1 January:
- the UK will guarantee debt instruments issued in yen, Australian and Canadian dollars and Swiss francs as well as those in sterling, USD or euro;
- a new fee on guaranteed liabilities will apply (retrospectively); and
- institutions may roll over the guarantee on some instruments until 2014.