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2018

Biennial Review of the Systemic Risk Buffer

As outlined in the capital requirements directive, FI must review the systemicrisk buffer on an biennial basis. FI has reviewed the arguments originally setout to support a SRB buffer level of 3 % at consolidated level for the major banking groups and finds the arguments to still hold today for the three remaining major banking groups, following Nordea’s re-domicile.

Work with sustainability is progressing – but there is still much to be done

FI is publishing today three reports on sustainability. The reports show that the work with sustainability is progressing on several fronts and that the industry’s own initiatives, where relevant, are working. But there is still a lot of work left to be done. FI is also publishing a follow-up report for the Government on FI's work with sustainability-related matters in 2018.

Major Swedish banks show resilience in EU stress test

The major Swedish banks are resilient and have the ability to withstand a sharp deterioration in the market, according to the stress test conducted by the European Banking Authority (EBA).

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) decided on 31 October not to change the countercyclical buffer rate. The buffer rate of 2.5 per cent, which will be applied as of 19 September 2019, shall thus continue to apply. The countercyclical buffer guide is set at 0.41 per cent.

The Network for Greening the Financial System has published its first report

The members of the international Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) acknowledge in their first report that climate-related risks are a source of financial risk. The Network therefore clarifies that it is within the mandates of central banks and supervisors to ensure the financial system is resilient to climate-related risks.

IOSCO creates a sustainable finance network chaired by Erik Thedéen

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) decided today to create a Sustainable Finance Network (SFN).

FI raises the countercyclical buffer rate

FI has decided to raise the buffer rate from 2.0 to 2.5 per cent. The reason for this change is that the systemic risks have increased.

Finansinspektionen follows closely the developments at Nasdaq Clearing

2018-09-14 | News Markets

Finansinspektionen has an ongoing dialogue with Nasdaq Clearing given that the company decided to declare a member in the firm’s commodity market in default. Finansinspektionen is also in contact with other affected authorities and organisations.

FI's comments on Nasdaq Clearing's decision today

2018-09-12 | News Markets

Nasdaq Clearing AB has decided to declare a clearing member in the firm’s commodity market in default. The member is active in the electricity derivatives markets through trading on the Norwegian Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Oslo ASA. These financial instruments are centrally cleared in Nasdaq Clearing AB, a firm under Finansinspektionen’s (FI’s) supervision.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of the second quarter 2018

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the largest Swedish banks and credit institutions that belong to the supervisory categories 1 and 2 as of the end of the second quarter 2018.

Proposal to change Finansinspektionenʼs Regulations (FFFS 2014:33) regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen proposes to raise the countercyclical buffer rate to 2,5 percent. The rate is currently at 2 percent. The change will be effective from the 19 September 2019.

FI open to raising the countercyclical buffer rate in September

The next occasion on which FI will decide on the countercyclical buffer rate is in September. FI's Director General has decided that the preparatory work for the decision shall focus on enabling an increase in the rate to 2.5 per cent if such is deemed necessary. The countercyclical buffer is currently 2.0 per cent.

ESMA on the exemption for pension scheme arrangements from the clearing obligation

2018-07-05 | ESMA News EMIR

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) published on 3 July 2018 a statement on the exemption for pension scheme arrangements (PSAs) from the clearing obligation. The objective of the statement is to avoid, to the extent possible, disruption after 17 August 2018 when the current exemption for PSAs from the clearing obligation expires.

Opinions from the ESRB and the EBA regarding changed method for application of the risk weight floor for Swedish mortgages

2018-07-04 | ESRB Mortgage EBA

The ESRB and the EBA have submitted their Opinions to the European Council, the European Commission and Finansinspektionen regarding Finansinspektionen's intention to change its method for the application of the current risk weight floor for Swedish mortgages.

Esma publishes new information regarding the LEI requirements under MiFIR

2018-06-26 | News Reporting MiFID

ESMA published new information on 20 June 2018 regarding the LEI requirements under MiFIR. The publication confirms that the last day for the temporary period that was brought-in in December 2017 to allow for a smooth introduction of the LEI requirements will be 2 July 2018.

Operational disruptions in TRS 2 Production

2018-06-26 | News Reporting Markets

On Wednesday, 27 June, there will be operational disturbances in the TRS2 production environment due to an upgrade to a new system version.

Changes in reporting of holdings

2018-06-21 | Funds News Reporting

Finansinspektionen is making changes to the reporting of holdings for funds. The changes will go into effect in January 2019.The changes to the reporting aim to achieve more effective supervision of both individual funds and the fund market as a whole.

Förlängt underhåll och driftstörningar i TRS 2 Produktion

2018-06-08 | News Reporting Markets

On Friday, 8 June, the TRS 2 production environment will still be closed for maintenance.

Operational disruption in TRS 2 Production

2018-06-07 | News Reporting Markets

On Thursday, 7 June, the TRS 2 production environment will be closed for maintenance.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of the first quarter 2018

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the largest Swedish banks and credit institutions that belong to the supervisory categories 1 and 2 as of the end of the first quarter 2018.

Major upcoming changes to banks’ credit risk modelling

The regulatory and supervisory frameworks for banks’ internal rating based (IRB) approaches will be significantly adjusted over the coming years. The overall objective is to increase the robustness of capital requirements and ensure consistency across banks. Well-functioning IRB models are key to the capital assessment of the larger Swedish banks and hence a supervisory priority for FI.

Operational disruption in TRS 2 Production

2018-05-02 | News Reporting Markets

On Thursday, 3 May, the TRS 2 production environment will experience operational disruptions due to an upgrade to a new system version.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) decided on 26 April 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. The countercyclical buffer guide is set at 0 per cent.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2018-04-12 | News Reporting MiFID

On Friday,13 April, TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance.

Erik Thedéen re-elected Vice-Chair of IOSCO's European Regional Committee

2018-04-03 | IOSCO News About FI

Finansinspektionen's Director General Erik Thedéen has been re-elected as Vice-Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions' (IOSCO) European Regional Committee (ERC) for the period 2018-2020.

Proposal to change method for the application of the risk weight floor for Swedish mortgages

Finansinspektionen (FI) is proposing to change the method it currently uses to apply the current risk weight floor for Swedish mortgages through Pillar 2 by replacing it with a requirement within the framework of Article 458 of CRR. The change is proposed to enter into force on 31 December 2018.

FI updates information about periodic reporting required by the Anti-Money Laundering Act

FI has updated the instructions and FAQs about the periodic reporting firms under Finansinspektionen’s supervision are required to file according to the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

FI’s 2017 Annual report: A word from the Director General

2018-03-07 | News About FI

The following is a summary of the year by Director General Erik Thedéen that is included as the introduction to the annual report.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of the fourth quarter 2017

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

Videos about anti-money laundering now in English

FI has translated into English its educational videos about efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

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