New guidelines regarding consumer credit assessments

Many consumer credit assessments need to improve to fulfil the requirements of the Consumer Credit Act. Finansinspektionen (FI) is therefore now clarifying what information lenders should gather for a credit assessment and how this information should be used. The new general guidelines will go into effect on 1 November 2021.

FI wants the EU to comply with Basel III

During the autumn, the European Commission will publish a proposal for updated capital adequacy rules for banks within the EU. Finansinspektionen (FI) now urges the EU Commission to stick to the Basel III agreement.


FI proposes amended rules and a change in the application of banks’ capital requirements

FI is proposing regulatory amendments and a change in the application of capital requirements for Swedish banks in order to adapt to the EU’s so-called banking package.

Banks may now grant amortisation exemption

FI’s Board of Directors has decided that the proposal communicated on 2 April will go into effect as of today. This means that banks will now be able to grant both new and existing mortgagors exemption from the requirement on amortisation. The exemption gives mortgagors greater financial manoeuvrability in these uncertain times during the spread of COVID-19.

Banks may grant all mortgagors amortisation exemption

Banks will have the possibility of offering all new and existing mortgagors an exemption from the amortisation requirements due to the spread of the coronavirus and its effects on the Swedish economy. The exemption will be in force until the end of June 2021. This enables Finansinspektionen to provide all mortgagors with greater manoeuvrability in these uncertain times.


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 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.



Market risk

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Operational risk

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Credit risk

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Statistical data on Basel 3 Implementation

2016-10-19 | Regulations Bank

This section contains statistical data on key aspects of the implementation of the prudential framework in Sweden. For an overview regarding statistical data of each EU Member State see the corresponding section on the EBA's website.

Supervisory review

2016-10-19 | Regulations Bank

This section contains information concerning the general criteria and methodologies used in the supervisory review and evaluation process by the Swedish Financial Supervision Authority.

Options and national discretions

2016-10-19 | Regulations Bank

This section contains information concerning how options and national discretions embedded in Directive 2013/36/EU and Regulation (EU) N° 575/2013 are exercised in the Swedish legislation.

Rules and guidance

2016-10-19 | Regulations Bank

This section contains information concerning national laws, regulations and administrative rules adopted in Sweden in the field of prudential supervision.

Supervisory disclosure

2016-10-19 | Regulations Bank

The purpose of the supervisory disclosure framework is to enhance the transparency of supervisory practices and to provide a comprehensive overview of regulatory rules adopted, especially with regard to the implementation of Basel 3.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) shall, in accordance with the Capital Buffers Act (2014:966), set a countercyclical buffer guide and a countercyclical buffer rate for each quarter.

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