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2019

ESRB recommendation to Sweden for vulnerabilities in the residential real estate sector

2019-09-23 | ESRB Mortgage News

The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has issued warnings to five EEA countries and recommendations to six EU countries for medium-term vulnerabilities in their respective residential real estate sectors. Sweden is one of the countries that receives a recommendation. The recommendation suggests appropriate actions to address the identified vulnerabilities. In 2016, the ESRB issued a warning to Sweden regarding risks in the residential real estate sector.

Martin Noréus resigns from FI

2019-09-18 | News About FI Bank

FI’s Deputy Director General and Executive Director of Banking, Martin Noréus, has resigned from his position at FI to become Chief Compliance Officer at Handelsbanken.

New rules on contingency mechanisms for a dedicated interface

2019-09-13 | PSD 2 News Bank

New rules enter into force in the EU on 14 September 2019 on contingency mechanisms for a dedicated interface. Finansinspektionen would therefore like to provide the following information for firms under supervision.

New rules on strong customer authentication

2019-09-13 | PSD 2 EBA News

FI is publishing a Q&A on new rules that will go into effect on 14 September.

Comments to questions about conflict of interest in the supervision of Swedbank

2019-08-29 | News About FI Bank

Due to the announcement that Folksam’s CEO Jens Henriksson has been named President and CEO of Swedbank, FI has received questions about whether this gives rise to a conflict of interest since FI’s Director General Erik Thedéen was previously Managing Director of KPA, which Folksam owns together with SKL.

Timeframe for investigations into Swedish banks’ management of money laundering risks in the Baltics

During the month of July, FI sent notification letters to SEB and Swedbank as part of the investigations into the banks’ management and control of money laundering risks in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q2 2019

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the largest Swedish banks and credit institutions that belong to supervisory categories 1 and 2 as of the end of Q2 2019.

New Chief Legal Counsel

2019-08-19 | News About FI

Eric Leijonram named Chief Legal Counsel at Finansinspektionen.

FI’s Director General Erik Thedéen reappointed to ESMA’s Management Board

2019-07-11 | ESMA News About FI

FI’s Director General Erik Thedéen was reappointed to the Management Board of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) for a further 2½ year term.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) decided on 5 July 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 0.04 per cent.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q1 2019

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the largest Swedish banks and credit institutions that belong to supervisory categories 1 and 2 as of the end of Q1 2019.

Nordic and Baltic financial supervisors enhance cooperation to fight money laundering

Heads of the Nordic and Baltic financial supervisors met today in Stockholm. They agreed on measures to enhance the cooperation between the authorities with the aim of fighting money laundering and terrorist financing.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) decided on 6 May 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 0.15 per cent.

FI’s comments following publication in the media of extracts from verification letters

FI sends verification letters at an early stage of its investigation process, and the aim of this letter is to verify the facts of the case. Verification letters may at times also include preliminary assessments, but these assessments assume that the information FI received is correct and has been understood correctly.

TRS2 Test environment will be closed for an upgrade

2019-04-24 | News Reporting Markets

On Wednesday, 29 April 2019, the test environment of TRS2 will be closed and not available due to an upgrade to a new version of the system. Finansinspektionen will announce when the system is available again.

FI comments on the recent events involving Swedbank

Over the past few weeks, the media has reported on potentially major problems related to money laundering primarily in Swedbank’s Estonian operations. These reports have caused the bank’s share price to fall and had a negative impact on the bank’s reputation.

Report from Forensic Risk Alliance is part of FI’s investigation

FI has received a copy of Swedbank’s external review that was initiated by reports in the media of suspected money laundering in the Baltics.

FI has received report on suspected money laundering

FI confirms that it received a report from Swedbank on 1 March regarding suspected money laundering.

FI’s liquidity coverage ratio requirements in individual currencies and diversification of covered bonds in the liquidity buffer

2019-03-05 | Regulations News Bank

In this memorandum, Finansinspektionen (FI) develops its view on several specific areas of the EU regulatory framework for liquidity regulation.

FI’s comments regarding customer relationships and confidentiality

SVT’s investigative journalism program Uppdrag Granskning has reported on certain transactions that occurred through Swedbank’s operations in the Baltics.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of the fourth 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 fourth quarter 2018.

FI’s comments on the supervision of anti-money laundering activities in the Baltics

Due to the reports in the media regarding suspected money laundering in Swedbank’s Estonian operations, FI is issuing the following comments.

Joint statement by the Estonian and Swedish Financial Supervisory Authorities

Eesti Finantsinspektioon (the Estonian FSA) and Finansinspektionen (the Swedish FSA) consider the reports regarding suspected money laundering that yesterday were made public yesterday on Swedish television (SVT) to be very serious. It is extremely important that the banks’ senior management and boards of directors view these matters seriously and take all necessary actions to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

FI’s comments on Uppdrag Granskning’s disclosures regarding suspected money laundering

FI considers the disclosures regarding suspected money laundering presented by SVT’s program Uppdrag Granskning to be very serious. FI’s Director General Erik Thedéen has made the assessment in several interviews in conjunction with the events in Danske Bank that the possibility of Swedish banks being involved in money laundering cannot be ruled out entirely, but that the scope is most likely more narrow than what has been identified in Danske Bank.

FI's comments regarding the supervision of money laundering

We consider the recent disclosures regarding money laundering and other regulatory infringements in Swedish banks to be very serious. It is extremely important for the banks' management teams and boards of directors to take these matters seriously and ensure that the banks are following the laws and regulations.

TRS 2 will be closed for servicing

2019-02-13 | News Reporting Markets

On Wednesday, 20 February, the TRS 2 system will not be available at the beginning of the day due to a service window. The system is planned to reopen after 4 p.m.

ESMA postpones changes to transaction reporting

2019-02-07 | ESMA News Reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced that the transition to the new XML Schema and updated validation rules will not occur on Monday, 18 February 2019, as earlier planned. It will now be postponed until Q3 2019.

Request for the release of documents, FI’s decision and the rulings of the Administrative Court of Appeal

FI would like to clarify which decisions FI has made, which decisions were appealed and which rulings the courts announced with regard to a number of investigations into money laundering at Swedish banks.

Statement regarding Nordic-Baltic financial crisis simulation, January 2019

2019-01-31 | News Markets Insurance

The Nordic and Baltic financial stability authorities have conducted a joint financial crisis management exercise. The exercise was held from 22 to 23 January 2019 and involved 31 authorities from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden as well as relevant European Union authorities. A staff member of the International Monetary Fund observed the simulation.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) decided on 30 January 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 0.29 per cent.

The Administrative Court of Appeal rejects Svenska Dagbladet’s appeal

The newspaper Svenska Dagbladet previously appealed FI’s decisions regarding drafts of assessments in investigation matters. The Administrative Court of Appeal of Stockholm announced its ruling in the case today. The Administrative Court of Appeal upholds FI’s decision and thus rejects Svenska Dagbladet’s appeal.

Banks need to prepare for new requirements on the IRB approach

2019-01-16 | News Bank

Finansinspektionen (FI) is encouraging institutions that apply the IRB approach to analyse their rating systems to ensure that these systems meet forthcoming new requirements. Under the new requirements, Swedish institutions will need to change their rating methods. Such changes require FI’s approval.

How FI will continue to handle the event where a member was declared in default on the commodity market

2019-01-09 | IOSCO ESMA News

FI is continuing to analyse the event that occurred in September 2018 when a member on the commodity market was declared in default. We describe here several of the issues that FI is currently analysing. We are also publishing a discussion paper that FI wrote to contribute to an ongoing international discussion on auctions as a method to manage a default in a central counterparty.

2018

The TRS 2 system is unable to create FD files at the moment

2018-12-07 | News Reporting Markets

At the moment, Friday, 7 December, the TRS 2 system is unable to create FD files (daily feedback).

TRS 2 upgraded to a new system version

2018-11-26 | News Reporting Markets

On Monday, 26 November, TRS 2 was upgraded to a new system version.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q3 2018

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the largest Swedish banks and credit institutions that belong to supervisory categories 1 and 2 as of the end of Q3 2018.

Extended system maintenance in TRS 2 system

2018-11-21 | News Reporting Markets

FI is extending the ongoing maintenance and upgrade of the production environment in the TRS2 system until further notice.

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.

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