Capital Requirements Directive

The Capital Requirements Directive covers prudential rules for banks, building societies and investment firms.

This page explains our implementation of these rules and also provides updates on our prudential policies for banks, building societies and designated investment firms.


In May 2019, the European Union (EU) published legislation to implement, within the EU, some of the remaining Basel III prudential reforms agreed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). This legislation, known as CRD V (Directive (EU) 2019/878) and Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) II (Regulation (EU) 2019/876), amended CRD IV (Directive (EU) 2013/36) and CRR (Regulation (EU) 575/2013) respectively.

We implemented elements of CRD V and the final policy was published in PS29/20 ‘Capital Requirements Directive V (CRD V)'.

Latest CRD updates

7 February 2022: We published CP2/22 ‘Definition of capital: updates to PRA Rules and supervisory expectations’. This CP is relevant to banks, building societies, PRA-designated investment firms and PRA-approved, or PRA-designated, financial or mixed financial holding companies. This consultation closes on Monday 2 May 2022. 

12 January 2022: We published a letter from Nathanael Benjamin and Rebecca Jackson on the PRA’s 2022 priorities for international banks, and a letter from David Bailey and Melanie Beaman on the PRA’s 2022 priorities for UK deposit takers.

CRD news and publications

Please see The National Archives for historical CRD information.

This page was last updated 07 February 2022

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