1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Cash Ratio Deposits (Value Bands and Ratios) Order 2004 and comes into force on 1st June 2004.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 June 2004: see above.

2 Revocation

2Revocation

The Cash Ratio Deposits (Value Bands and Ratio) Order 1998 is revoked.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 June 2004: see art 1.

3 Value bands and ratios

3Value bands and ratios

For the purposes of paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the Bank of England Act 1998, the value bands and ratios applicable to them, expressed as a percentage, are as follows:

Value bandRatio
£0–£500 million0%
Over £500 million0.15%
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 June 2004: see art 1.

Signature

Derek Twigg

Joan Ryan

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

5th May 2004

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

Schedule 2 to the Bank of England Act 1998 makes provision concerning the maintenance by certain institutions of cash ratio deposits with the Bank of England (“the Bank”). The institutions covered by these arrangements are those defined as “deposit-takers” by sub-paragraphs (1A) to (1C) of paragraph 1 in Schedule 2 to that Act, referring back to section 17. (Sub-paragraphs (1A) to (1C) were inserted into paragraph 1 by article 163 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments and Repeals) Order 2001, SI 2001/3649). The Bank is empowered by paragraph 3 of that Schedule to give such an institution a written call notice specifying the amount of cash ratio deposit it is expected to have on deposit with the Bank during a specified period. Under paragraph 4 of that Schedule, this depositable amount is to be calculated by multiplying so much of an institution's average liability base as falls into each of the different value bands by the ratio applicable to that band, and adding up these amounts.

This Order specifies new value bands and the ratios applicable to them, taking effect on 1st June 2004, and revokes the Order which specified previous value bands and ratios.

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