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IMAS Portal

The Information Management System Portal (“IMAS Portal”) is an SSM wide uniform electronic platform for communication between supervised entities, national competent authorities and the European Central Bank (ECB). Submissions made via the IMAS Portal are automatically and simultaneously available to the ECB and the national competent authorities. The IMAS Portal can also be accessed via the ECB Banking Supervision website.

Significant Institutions (SI):

Fit and Proper Procedures

Since 27 January 2021 notifications regarding new appointments (“change of person”) of directors, members of the supervisory board, chairpersons of the supervisory board, as well as heads and persons responsible for the internal audit function, heads of the risk management function, and the BWG compliance function of significant institutions (as defined in the SSM Regulation are to be made exclusively via the IMAS Portal. The IMAS Portal can also be accessed via the ECB Banking Supervision website. Notifications regarding “Changes of requirements” must continue to be submitted through the FMA’s Incoming Platform.

Freedom to provide servcies and freedom of establishment – Passport Procedure

Since 27 September 2021 significant banks (SIs within the meaning of the SSM Regulation) are required to notify their intention pursuant to Article 9 para. 5, Article 10 paras. 2, 5 and 6 BWG within the scope of the freedom to provide services or the right of establishment of being active on a cross-border basis, to notify this over the IMAS Portal pursuant to Article 1 para. 1a no. 2 FMA-IPV. This obligation also covers branches of SIs. The obligation to submit notifications in relation to the freedom of establishment and to provide services over the Incoming Platform pursuant to Article 1 para. 1 FMA-IPV, therefore does not exist for SIs.

Notifications about non-material changes regarding internal models:

Since 31 January 2022 significant institutions have been able to submit notifications about non-material changed regarding internal models via the IMAS Portal.

Significant Institutions (SI) and Less Significant Institutions (LSI)

Qualifying holding procedure – Acquiring of qualifying holdings in a credit institution

Since 27 September 2021 notifications pursuant to Article 20 para. 1 BWG for the acquisition of a direct or indirect participation or increasing a direct or indirect participation in a credit institution (either SI or LSI as defined in the SSM Regulation) are submitted via the IMAS Portal. Currently notifications pursuant to Article 20 para. 2 BWG on the relinquishing of direct or indirect participations in a credit institutions (SIs or LSIs) cannot be submitted via the IMAS Portal.

Licensing procedures – licensing applications pursuant to Articles 4 and 5 BWG regarding the authorisation of a CRR Credit Institution

Since 31 January 2022 licensing applications pursuant to Articles 4 and 5 BWG regarding the authorisation of a CRR credit institution may also be submitted over the IMAS Portal.


Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013 ("SSM Regulation") conferring specific tasks on the European Central Bank concerning policies relating to the prudential supervision of credit institutions Regulation of the Financial Market Authority (FMA) on Electronic Submission (FMA Regulation on the Incoming Platform - FMA-IPV; FMA-Incoming-Plattformverordnung) (Format: pdf, Size: 115,8 KB, Language: English)


Fit and Proper Questionnaire (Format: pdf, Size: 451,9 KB, Language: English) National Specificities (zweisprachig | bilingual) (Format: pdf, Size: 248,7 KB, Language: German)