Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 153, Number 21: Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Co-owned and Trust Deposit Disclosure By-law

May 25, 2019

Statutory authority

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act

Sponsoring agency

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT

(This statement is not part of the By-law.)

Background

The schedule to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act (the Act) provides that deposits held jointly and deposits held in trust for another person receive insurance coverage separate from another deposit a person may have in his or her own name if the requirements established in the schedule to the CDIC Act and associated by-law are met. To assess insurance coverage, the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC or the Corporation) relies on the information about the deposits and depositors available at the member institution at the time of failure. Therefore, to reimburse insured deposits at the time of failure, information on the identity of the depositor, the deposit insurance category of the deposit, and the amount owed to the depositor must be disclosed on the records of the member institution. When a deposit is held in trust, disclosing the identity of the beneficiaries and their beneficial interest in the deposit is also necessary.

The current Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Joint and Trust Account Disclosure By-law (CDIC Joint and Trust Account Disclosure By-law) prescribes the information to be disclosed on the records of a member institution for a deposit to receive separate insurance coverage, either as a jointly held deposit or as a deposit held in trust for another person for the purposes of subsections 3(1) to (3) of the schedule to the Act. The information prescribed in the CDIC Joint and Trust Account Disclosure By-law ensures that the Corporation has the information it needs to determine coverage.

The Canadian financial marketplace for trust deposits has changed significantly since the disclosure requirements for trust deposits were established in 1995. The CDIC Joint and Trust Account Disclosure By-law has only been modified in 2006, 2009 and 2011 with minor amendments where the disclosure requirements were not changed. Since then, brokers acting as a nominee for their clients now play a significant role in placing deposits at CDIC’s member institutions. Similarly, professional firms hold large sums of money on behalf of clients.

In response to those changes in the trust marketplace, the schedule to the Act was amended through the Budget Implementation Act 2018, No. 1, Part 6, Division 2. These amendments will come into force on April 30, 2021. While the general requirements under the schedule to the Act for a deposit to be considered in trust for a beneficiary have not changed, the requirements for nominee broker deposits and deposits held in professional trustee accounts have been adapted to contribute to the protection of depositors and to promote financial stability. The proposed Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Co-owned and Trust Deposit Disclosure By-law (the By-law) would repeal the CDIC Joint and Trust Account Disclosure By-law and provides the supporting details to the new requirements of the legislation. The proposed By-law would come into force on April 30, 2021, to align with the new legislative requirements.

Objectives

The proposed By-law prescribes the information to be disclosed on the records of a member institution to determine insurance coverage and to facilitate the reimbursement of insured deposits as quickly as possible following the failure of a member institution as a way to promote financial stability at a time of financial uncertainty.

Description

The following table provides more details about the amendments proposed in the By-law.

By-law section

Explanation

1

Provides definitions for terms used throughout the By-law.

2

Prescribes the information to be disclosed on the records of a member institution for a co-owned deposit.

3

Prescribes the information to be disclosed on the records of a member institution for a deposit held in trust for another person, when the trustee is not a nominee broker and the deposit is not made in a professional trustee account. The first subsection prescribes the trusteeship requirements; the second prescribes additional trusteeship requirements to extend coverage to the beneficiary and how the interest of each beneficiary is to be disclosed when a trust deposit has more than one beneficiary.

4

Prescribes the information to be disclosed on the records of a member institution for a trust deposit received under a special income arrangement when the depositor is not a nominee broker, or the deposit is not made in a professional trustee account.

5

Prescribes the information the Corporation may require member institutions to provide to a depositor and the timing and manner for providing such information.

6

Prescribes the rules a nominee broker must follow when assigning an alphanumeric code and specifies the additional information a nominee broker has to provide to the member institution at the time the deposit is made and each time a change is made to the deposit.

7

Prescribes the trusteeship information to be disclosed on the records of member institutions for a nominee broker deposit and timing for disclosure.

8

Prescribes the information to be disclosed on the records of a member institution for a nominee broker deposit received under a special income arrangement and timing for disclosure.

9

Prescribes the additional information nominee brokers must send to the Corporation when requested.

10

Prescribes the form and manner of the information a nominee broker would be required to provide to the Corporation upon request as per paragraph 7(1)(b) of the schedule to the Act.

11

Prescribes the information the initial and updated attestation referred to in paragraph 8(1)(b) of the schedule to the Act must include and the timing and manner for sending the attestation to the Corporation.

12

Prescribes the contact information a nominee broker must provide to the member institution and the timing for updating it.

13

Prescribes the information a member institution must include in the notification to the Corporation when entering or terminating an agreement with a nominee broker, and the manner and timing for sending the notification.

14

Prescribes the information a member institution must provide to a nominee broker who is not complying with the requirements set under paragraph 7(1)(a) of the schedule to the Act.

15

Prescribes the trusteeship information to be disclosed on the records of a member institution for a trust deposit made in a professional trustee account.

16

Prescribes the manner for a professional trustee to attest of its status of being a professional trustee.

17

Prescribes the contact information of a professional trustee and manner for providing the contact information to the member institution.

18

Prescribes the information a professional trustee must send to the Corporation upon request and the form and manner of providing the information.

19

Prescribes the manner a professional trustee must provide the attestation referred to in subparagraph 11(c)(i) of the schedule to the Act.

20

Prescribes the information the Corporation may require member institutions to provide to professional trustees when a professional trustee account designation is removed and the manner and timing of providing such information.

21

Repeals the current CDIC Joint and Trust Account Disclosure By-law.

22

Prescribes the coming-into-force date of the By-law.

“One-for-One” Rule

The “One-for-One” Rule does not apply, as the change in administrative costs to business is negligible.

Small business lens

The small business lens does not apply, as there are no costs to small businesses.

Alternatives

There are no available alternatives. The amendments must be done by way of by-law.

Consultation

In July 2018, the Corporation undertook a public consultation, including targeted consultations with several member institutions, professional trustees and nominee brokers on the elements of the By-law. The Corporation also had several informal consultations with key member institutions and trustees. Feedback from industry has been considered throughout the development of the By-law.

Rationale

The By-law prescribes the information to be disclosed on the records of a member institution for a depositor to receive separate insurance coverage for deposits co-owned and for deposits held in trust for another person under the new legislative framework brought forward through section 212 of the Budget Implementation Act 2018, No. 1, Part 6, Division 2, which will come into force on April 30, 2021. This information is necessary for the Corporation to determine the insurance coverage in an accurate and timely manner at the time of failure.

Compliance and enforcement

The By-law comes into force on the day on which section 212 of the Budget Implementation Act 2018, No. 1, Part 6, Division 2, comes into force, which is April 30, 2021. There are no compliance or enforcement issues.

Contact

Annie Hardy
Director
Policy
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
50 O’Connor Street, 17th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6L2
Telephone: 613‑943‑2751
Email: ahardy@cdic.ca

PROPOSED REGULATORY TEXT

Notice is given that the Board of Directors of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, pursuant to paragraph 11(2)(g) footnote a of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act footnote b and section 14 footnote c of the schedule to that Act, proposes to make the annexed Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Co-owned and Trust Deposit Disclosure By-law.

Interested persons may make representations concerning the proposed By-Law within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice, and be addressed to Annie Hardy, Director, Policy, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, 50 O’Connor Street, 17th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2 (email: ahardy@cdic.ca).

Ottawa, May 16, 2019

Peter Routledge
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Co-owned and Trust Deposit Disclosure By-law

Interpretation

Definitions

1 (1) The following definitions apply in this By-law.

Types of special income arrangement

(2) For the purposes of this By-law, each paragraph in the definition special income arrangement describes a type of special income arrangement.

Co-owned Deposits

Information

2 For the purpose of subsection 4(1) of the schedule to the Act, a co-ownership must be disclosed on the records of a member institution before the determination date by

Trust Deposits

General

Records of member institution

3 (1) For the purposes of subsection 6(1) of the schedule to the Act, if the deposit is neither a nominee broker deposit nor a deposit held in an account identified as a professional trustee account, the trusteeship must be disclosed on the records of the member institution before the determination date by

Interest or right of beneficiary

(2) For the purposes of subsections 6(2) and (3) of the schedule to the Act, if the deposit is neither a nominee broker deposit nor a deposit held in an account identified as a professional trustee account, the trusteeship and, if there is more than one beneficiary, their interest or right in the deposit must be disclosed on the records of the member institution before the determination date by

Special income arrangement

4 If a deposit is received under a special income arrangement from a depositor who is acting as a trustee for another person and it is neither a nominee broker deposit nor a deposit held in an account identified as a professional trustee account, the type of special income arrangement and the name and address of the individual for whose benefit the arrangement is established are to be disclosed on the records of the member institution before the determination date.

Information to depositor

5 (1) For the purpose of subsection 6(5) of the schedule to the Act, the information that the Corporation may require a member institution to provide to a depositor who indicates that they are acting as a trustee for another person includes

Time and manner

(2) The information referred to in subsection (1) is to be provided in writing at the time of opening an account for the depositor and during the month of March in each year.

Exception

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a deposit

Nominee Broker Deposits

Information to member institution

6 (1) For the purpose of subparagraph 7(1)(a)(ii) of the schedule to the Act, alphanumeric codes are to be assigned as follows:

Other information

(2) For the purpose of subparagraph 7(1)(a)(iv) of the schedule to the Act, the nominee broker must provide to the member institution

Single code as beneficiary and individual

(3) A single alphanumeric code must be assigned to a person in respect of the same type of special income arrangement at the same member institution under both subsection (1) and paragraph (2)(c).

Records of member institution

7 (1) For the purposes of subsection 6(1) of the schedule to the Act, if the deposit is a nominee broker deposit, the trusteeship must be disclosed on the records of the member institution before the determination date by

Interest or right of beneficiary

(2) For the purposes of subsections 6(2) and (3) of the schedule to the Act, if the deposit is a nominee broker deposit, the trusteeship and, if there is more than one beneficiary, their interest or right in the deposit must be disclosed on the records of the member institution before the determination date by

Special income arrangement

8 If a nominee broker deposit is held under a special income arrangement, the type of special income arrangement and each alphanumeric code assigned in relation to it in accordance with paragraph 6(2)(c) are to be disclosed on the records of the member institution before the determination date.

Information to the Corporation

9 For the purpose of subparagraph 7(1)(b)(iii) of the schedule to the Act, the nominee broker must provide to the Corporation

Form and manner of providing information

10 The information referred to in paragraph 7(1)(b) of the schedule to the Act must be provided electronically in a format that permits data extraction and manipulation.

Attestation

11 (1) An initial attestation referred to in paragraph 8(1)(b) of the schedule to the Act must

Multiple agreements or arrangements

(2) For greater certainty, if an initial attestation is required under more than one agreement or arrangement entered into by a nominee broker within a 30-day period, the nominee broker may make and send to the Corporation, no later than 30 days after the day on which the first agreement or arrangement is entered into, a single attestation containing the names of all of the member institutions with which the agreements or arrangements are entered into.

Update

(3) An updated attestation referred to in paragraph 8(1)(b) of the schedule to the Act must

Contact information

12 (1) For the purpose of paragraph 8(1)(c) of the schedule to the Act, the contact information that is to be provided to the member institution consists of the name, mailing address, email address and telephone number of the nominee broker, if they are an individual, or of two senior officers of the nominee broker.

Update

(2) The contact information is to be updated within 10 days after any change to it.

Notice to Corporation

13 (1) A notification under subsection 8(3) of the schedule to the Act must be sent electronically no later than 15 days after the member institution enters into an agreement or arrangement and must

End of agreement or arrangement

(2) A notification under subsection 8(4) of the schedule to the Act must be sent electronically no later than 15 days after the member institution ceases to be a party to an agreement or arrangement and must

Information to nominee broker

14 For the purpose of subsection 8(5) of the schedule to the Act, the information that the member institution must provide consists of, for each nominee broker deposit with respect to which the nominee broker has failed to comply with paragraph 7(1)(a) of the schedule to the Act, an indication that the nominee broker is not in compliance with that paragraph and an indication of what information they have failed to provide.

Professional Trustee Accounts

Records of member institution

15 For the purposes of subsections 6(1) and (2) of the schedule to the Act, if the deposit is held in an account identified as a professional trustee account, the trusteeship must be disclosed on the records of the member institution before the determination date by

Manner of making attestation

16 For the purposes of paragraph 9(a) of the schedule to the Act, the attestation must be made in writing and be signed by the professional trustee or a senior officer of the professional trustee.

Provision of contact information

17 For the purposes of paragraph 9(b) and subparagraph 11(c)(iii) of the schedule to the Act, the contact information must be provided to the member institution in writing and must include the name, mailing address, telephone number and email address of the professional trustee, if they are an individual, or of a senior officer of the professional trustee.

Provision of information on request

18 (1) For the purposes of paragraph 11(b) of the schedule to the Act, the information that must be provided is the following, as it exists as of the date specified in the Corporation’s request:

Form and manner of providing information

(2) The information referred to in subsection (1) must be provided electronically in a format that permits data extraction and manipulation.

Manner of providing attestation

19 The attestation referred to in subparagraph 11(c)(i) of the schedule to the Act must be provided in writing.

Information on removal of designation

20 (1) If a member institution removes, in accordance with paragraph 12(3)(b) of the schedule to the Act, the designation of an account identified as a professional trustee account, the information that the Corporation may, for the purpose of subsection 6(5) of the schedule to the Act, require the member institution to provide to the depositor includes

Time and manner

(2) The information referred to in subsection (1) is to be provided in writing within five days after the day on which the designation is removed.

Repeal

21 The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Joint and Trust Account Disclosure By-Law footnote 1 is repealed.

Coming into Force

S.C. 2018, c. 12

22 This By-law comes into force on the day on which section 212 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1, comes into force.