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FMA Minimum Standards

The FMA uses minimum standards to set out the requirements derived from market standards and to publish wider recommendations on supervisory issues. Minimum standards are used to inform the public of requirements, adherence to which, in the FMA’s view, corresponds to current or new market standards.

The following list contains only those FMA Minimum Standards for which an English translation exists. For an exhaustive list of all currently applicable FMA Minimum Standards, please consult the German version of this page.

All English translation of the authentic German text is unofficial and serves merely information purposes. The official wording in German can be found at the web pages of the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA). All translations have been prepared with great care, but linguistic compromises had to be made. The reader should also bear in mind that some content of soft law like Minimum Standards, Circulars, Rules of Conduct and Compliance und Supervisory Disclosure will remain unclear without certain background knowledge of the Austrian legal and political system. Please note that both the authentic German and the translated text may be amended in future and check occasionally for updates.

Table: FMA Minimum Standards
TitleRelease DateCategory
01/2017 FMA Minimum Standards for the Risk Management and Granting of Foreign Currency Loans and Loans with Repayment Vehicles

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28.04.2017Banks
FMA Minimum Standards
02/2016 FMA Minimum Standards for Pension Funds (Pensionskassen) for conducting Due Diligence24.05.2016Pension Companies
FMA Minimum Standards
01/2015 FMA Minimum Standards for Information Requirements in Occupational Pension Group Insurance of July 2015

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01.07.2015Insurance Undertakings
FMA Minimum Standards
01/2014 FMA Minimum Standards on the Formal Requirements of a Business Plan Submission and on Business Plan Structure in accordance with Article 20 para. 4 PKG

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01.08.2014Pension Companies
FMA Minimum Standards
02/2013 FMA Minimum Standards for the requirements of an HTM Valuation and for the preparation of a liquidity plan pursuant to article 23 para. 1 no. 3a PKG

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02.12.2013Pension Companies
FMA Minimum Standards
02/2008 FMA Minimum Standards for Internal Auditing of Pensionskassen

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28.04.2008Pension Companies
FMA Minimum Standards
01/2008 FMA Minimum Standards for Qualified Beneficiaries of Corporate Provision Funds29.02.2008Corporate Provision Funds
FMA Minimum Standards
02/2005 FMA Minimum Standards for the Credit Business and other Transactions entailing Counterparty Risks

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13.04.2005Banks
FMA Minimum Standards
01/2005 FMA Minimum Standards for Internal Auditing18.02.2005Banks
FMA Minimum Standards