Official Journal of the European Union C 293/1
INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICESAND AGENCIES
List of credit institutions provided for in Article 14 of Directive 2006/48/EC
(2010/C 293/01)Article 14 of Directive 2006/48/EC of the European Parliamentand of the Council of 14 June 2006 relating to the taking up andpursuit of the business of credit institutions
) OJ L 177, 30.6.2006, p. 1.
requires the Commission to draw up and publish a list of all credit institutionsauthorised to do business in Member States.This is the twenty-third occasion on which the Commission hascomplied with the above requirement. The list published in theAnnex to this communication is based on the latest informationavailable (status as at 1 January 2010).As a general rule, the list comprises all the credit institutions falling within the scope of Directive 2006/48/EC. It does not includeinstitutions excluded from the scope of the Directive pursuant toArticle 2 thereof, nor institutions which, although subject to theDirective, are exempt from some of its provisions pursuant toArticle 3 thereof, which introduces special arrangements for institutions which belong to a network controlled by a central body to which the Directive applies in its entirety. It does not includecredit institutions in the process of liquidation.The present list was drawn up by the Commission on the basis of information supplied by the Member States. Unlike the registersof banks kept in some Member States, the list has no legal significance and confers no rights in law. If an unauthorised institutionis inadvertently included in the list, its legal status is in no way altered; similarly, if an institution has inadvertently been omittedfrom the list, the validity of its authorisation will not be affected.The Commission is responsible only for the accurate reproduction of information received on individual credit institutions,while responsibility for the respective sections of the list, andespecially the spelling of the style and location of the institutionsand their classification in a given group, lies with the MemberStates in question.With regard to entries in the column headed ‘Legal form’, whichare, by their very nature, in most cases untranslatable, it shouldbe pointed out that terminological similarities are not to be takento indicate that the legal status is the same.