Acquisition or disposal of assets exceeding 5% of a FI’s assets, to/from a widely held bank or insurance holding company or a subsdiary of the holding company that is related to FI

Type of document
Transaction instructions
Deemed approval
Index DA No

Legislative authorities

Information Requirements

  • ownership diagram showing FI seeking approval, its parent bank holding company or insurance holding company and, if applicable, any subsidiaries of the holding company or entitities in which the holding company has a substantial investment, that are involved in the proposed transaction

  • nature and value of assets being acquired or transferred by FI

  • total value of all assets, excluding exempted assets in subsection (2) of the legislative authorities referred to above, that FI directly or indirectly acquired from, or directly or indirectly transferred to the related party in the 12 months ending immediately before the proposed acquisition or transfer

  • total value of assets of FI as shown in its last annual statement prepared before the proposed acquisition or transfer

  • purpose, rationale and details of payment of purchase or sale

  • for material acquisitions, copies of due diligence reports, if any, that confirm asset quality

  • copy of resolution of Conduct Review Committee of the FI approving the transaction, including confirmation that the transaction will be at least as favourable as market terms and conditions

  • pro-forma calculation of capital adequacy tests reflecting asset transaction for FI seeking approval, and for its parent bank holding company or insurance holding company if the holding company is involved in the transaction.

  • analysis of transaction in respect of asset/liability management

Administrative Guidance

An application under any of the legislative authorities:

  • should conform to prudent balance sheet asset management principles

  • may also require an approval of the Superintendent under section 482 of Bank Act or section 470 of Trust and Loan Companies Act or section 512 of the Insurance Companies Act as appropriate, if the value of the assets being acquired from or transferred to the related party plus the total value of any other assets acquired from or transferred to the related party within the twelve months ending immediately before the proposed transfer, exceeds 10% of the FI’s total assets.

The information requirements and administrative guidance are intended to satisfy typical applications. They have been derived from OSFI’s experience in assessing applications. Applicants who provide all information and material requested can generally expect a more timely assessment of their applications. As appropriate to the circumstances, OSFI may request additional information, take into account other matters, impose terms and conditions, or require undertakings.