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The official Financial Regulation Journal of SAIFM

CRD VI: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape for Non-EU Banks

In a significant development for non-EU banks operating in Europe, the Capital Requirements Directive VI (CRD VI) has reached its final stages. This legislation, part of the EU’s comprehensive Banking Package, brings about substantial changes that will impact how these institutions conduct their business within the EU.

One of the key provisions of CRD VI is the prohibition on non-EU banks providing cross-border “core banking services” into the EU. This includes activities such as deposit-taking, guarantees, and lending. While exemptions exist for certain transactions like intergroup dealings and reverse solicitation, these come with stringent conditions that must be met.

Non-EU banks must recognise the urgency of the situation and start preparing now to ensure compliance with CRD VI. With the legislation nearing its finalisation, there’s no time to waste. Early assessment and strategic planning are essential to navigate the complexities of the new regulatory landscape effectively.

Failure to prepare adequately could have significant consequences for non-EU banks, including disruptions to their European operations and potential regulatory penalties. By taking proactive steps to understand and address the requirements of CRD VI, these institutions can position themselves for success in the evolving European financial market.

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