On November 18, 2015, the European Banking Authority launched a consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards to specify additional criteria for preferential treatment in calculating the Liquidity Coverage Requirement for cross-border intragroup liquidity flows, as required under the Capital Requirements Regulation. The CRR observes that there can at times be a need for intra-group financial support in a case where an institution experiences liquidity difficulties and finds itself under conditions of stress. The draft RTS, amongst other things, specify how liquidity providers and receivers can display a low liquidity risk profile, by for example, a liquidity provider monitoring the liquidity position of the receiver on a daily basis. The draft RTS also detail the binding agreements and commitments that are required for credit and liquidity between group entities. Comments on the consultation are due by January 13, 2016.
The consultation and draft RTS are available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/1275118/EBA-CP-2015- 22+CP+on+cross-border-flows+within+a+group+or+an+IPS.pdf.