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We list here recent news from the banking sector.

2017

FI recognises the risk weight floor for Finnish mortgage exposures

Finansinspektionen has passed a decision to recognise the Finnish supervisory authority’s decision to implement an average, firm-specific risk weight floor of 15 per cent for Finnish mortgage exposures.

More efficient handling of applications to use the IRB approach for credit risk

Finansinspektionen (FI) is changing its procedure for handling of applications for permission to use the IRB approach for credit risk.

Basel agreement on banks’ capital adequacy

2017-12-07 | Basel Bank

The oversight body of the Basel Committee, GHOS (Governors and Heads of Supervision), has agreed today after several years of work on key supplements to complete the global standards for banks’ capital adequacy. Finansinspektionen (FI) is a member of the Basel Committee and has participated in this project.

FI establishes an innovation centre

2017-12-01 | Fintech Reports Markets

FI is establishing a fintech innovation centre that will provide information to and maintain a dialogue with companies conducting innovation-based business. This centre and additional initiatives are presented in FI's report to the Government regarding an assignment.

Stability in the Financial System (2017:2)

2017-11-29 | Reports Consumer Markets

The Swedish economy continues to be strong and interest rates are extremely low, which contributes to high asset prices and low risk premiums. As global interest rates rise in the future, there is a risk for an abrupt increase in risk premiums and a fall in asset prices, which could be stressful for the financial system.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of the third quarter 2017

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the ten largest Swedish banks and credit institutions as of the end of the third quarter 2017.

Proposal for a stricter amortisation requirement for households with high loan-to-income ratios

FI is proposing changes to Finansinspektionen’s regulations (FFFS 2016:16) regarding amortisation of loans collateralised by residential property. The regulations cover mortgages granted by credit institutions, i.e. banks and credit market companies.

FI proposes stricter amortisation requirement

Finansinspektionen (FI) is presenting today its proposal for a stricter amortisation requirement. Following a decision by FI’s Board of Directors, the proposal is now being submitted to the Government for approval.

Erik Thedéen: Incentives vs. risk

“The fundamental problem is the potential conflict that inherently arises from the interplay between economic incentives and excessive risk-taking”, said Erik Thedéen in a speech on Thursday at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Erik Thedéen analysed the causes underlying this problem and presented some of the measures introduced to mitigate it.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

FI decided on 25 October not to change the countercyclical buffer rate. The buffer rate of two per cent, which has applied since 19 March 2017, shall thus continue to apply.

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