PET - Plain English Taxonomy

Attribute: CS02174
Label: Direct Credit Substitutes - Standby Letters of Credit
Concept Guidance:
This is the value, as at the relevant date, of standby letters of credit on issue that are serving as financial guarantees for loans, securities and any other financial liabilities. Report only standby letters of credit that constitute direct credit substitutes.     A direct credit substitute is any irrevocable off-balance sheet obligation that carries the same credit risk as a direct extension of credit, such as an undertaking to make a payment to a third party in the event that a counterparty fails to meet a financial obligation, or an undertaking to a counterparty to acquire a potential claim on another party in the event of default by that party (i.e. the risk of loss depends on the creditworthiness of the counterparty or the party on that a potential claim is acquired). 
Dimension Member Description
This dimension categorises the reported data according to the measurement scenario under which the reported value was calculated.
The value reported is the notional principal amount. The notional principal amount represents the face value, or gross amount, of an off-balance sheet transaction.This does not represent the fair value.
This dimension categorises information reported in relation to the capital adequacy approach adopted, as determined in accordance with relevant prudential standards.
The information reported is for capital adequacy purposes and has been determined under the standardised approach to calculating capital adequacy, in accordance with relevant prudential standards.