EBA publishes the methodology for investment firms to be reclassified as credit institutions

Investment Firms

Date: 31 January 2022

On 20 December 2021, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a package of two final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) regarding the reclassification of investment firms as credit institutions. These final draft RTS, which are part of the EBA’s roadmap for the implementation of a new prudential regime for investment firms, will provide clarity in the calculation of the EUR 30 bn threshold for investment firms looking to understand whether they should be applying for authorisation as a credit institution, as well as assist competent authorities in the monitoring of firms’ position triggering a reclassification.