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.