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Article 501 - Adjustment of risk-weighted non-defaulted SME exposures

Article 501

Adjustment of risk-weighted non-defaulted SME exposures

1.  

Institutions shall adjust the risk-weighted exposure amounts for non-defaulted exposures to an SME (RWEA), which are calculated in accordance with Chapter 2 or 3 of Title II of Part Three, as applicable, in accordance with the following formula:

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where:

RWEA*

=

the RWEA adjusted by an SME supporting factor; and

E* is either of the following:

=

(a) 

the total amount owed to the institution, its subsidiaries, its parent undertakings and other subsidiaries of those parent undertakings, including any exposure in default, but excluding claims or contingent claims secured on residential property collateral, by the SME or the group of connected clients of the SME;

(b) 

where the total amount referred to in point (a) is equal to 0, the amount of claims or contingent claims against the SME or the group of connected clients of the SME that are secured on residential property collateral and that are excluded from the calculation of the total amount referred to in that point.

2.  

For the purposes of this Article:

(a) 

the exposure to an SME shall be included either in the retail or in the corporates or secured by mortgages on immovable property classes;

(b) 

an SME is defined in accordance with Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC ( 31 ); among the criteria listed in Article 2 of the Annex to that Recommendation only the annual turnover shall be taken into account;

(c) 

institutions shall take reasonable steps to correctly determine E* and obtain the information required under point (b).


( 31 ) Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (OJ L 124, 20.5.2003, p. 36).

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Version from: 08/07/2022

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