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2021

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q3 2021

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 2021.

IMF to assess financial stability in Sweden

2021-11-19 | News Stability Markets

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will conduct a review of the financial sector and the work of the authorities on financial stability, a so-called FSAP (Financial Sector Assessment Program) in 2022. FSAPs are conducted regularly for countries with systemically important financial markets. In its report, the IMF will highlight any flaws and risks in the system and propose measures to deal with them.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance 18 November

2021-11-16 | News Reporting Markets

TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance the 18 November.

The TRS2 test environment closed on Monday for maintenance

2021-10-27 | News Reporting Markets

On Monday, 1 November, the TRS2 test environment will be closed for maintenance.

Incident in the TRS 2 test environment resolved

2021-10-22 | News Reporting Markets

The incident entailing missing or incomplete feedback in the TRS2 test environment has been resolved today the 22 October. FF- and FD-files are now generated normally.

FI increases sustainability efforts with new manager

Finansinspektionen (FI) is creating a new position to strengthen its work within sustainability. Johanna Fager Wettergren will be the new Head of Sustainable Finance.

Ongoing incident in the test environment for TRS 2

2021-10-21 | News Reporting

There has been an ongoing incident since 18 October in the test environment for TRS 2. Submitting entities are either not receiving all expected feedback or receiving no feedback at all (neither FF nor FD files). Troubleshooting is in progress.

Children can understand money’s value even without cash

Cash is not necessary for children to understand the value of money. This is the outcome of a study by KTH Royal Institute of Technology that was commissioned by Finansinspektionen (FI). Parents therefore should not let the decreasing use of cash stand in the way of teaching children about money, a knowledge that children need to have for a good understanding of their personal finances as adults.

FI opens investigation into EQT AB

Finansinspektionen has decided to open an investigation into EQT AB for suspected breach of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in conjunction with a delayed disclosure of inside information. FI’s handling of this matter is thus entering a new phase.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2021-09-17 | News Reporting Markets

On Friday, 24 September, until Sunday, 26 September, TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance.

FI reviews EQT’s handling of delayed disclosure

On 7 September, FI received a notification from EQT AB regarding a delayed disclosure of inside information. On 14 September, FI requested that the company submit an account of the circumstances that served as a basis for the delayed disclosure. FI will analyse the response from EQT AB in order to decide if there are grounds for further action.

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.

New procedures for submission of Key Investor Information Document for foreign UCITS

2021-09-01 | Funds News Markets

Pursuant to Article 93 (7) and (8) of Directive 2009/65/EC, a foreign UCITS established in another Member State authorised for marketing in Sweden must submit to Finansinspektionen annual updates of KIID(s) or updated KIID(s) of share class(es) authorised for distribution in Sweden.

LEI validation in the TRS 2 system is functional again

2021-09-01 | News Reporting Markets

FI has received and input all GLEIF LEI data files that were missing in the TRS 2 system due to an incident that occurred at ESMA during the period 2021-08-10–2021-08-27.

The TRS 2 system has an ongoing IT incident

2021-08-25 | ESMA News Reporting

ESMA has had an ongoing IT incident since 10 August 2021 that has prevented it from delivering to national supervisory authorities LEI reference data files for transaction validation.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q2 2021

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 2021.

Proposal to repeal regulations regarding MREL reporting

FI proposes that the regulations (FFFS 2019:1) regarding periodic reporting of data on the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) be repealed.

Large Swedish banks show resilience in EU stress test

2021-08-02 | EBA News Bank

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

FI investigates IT incident at Klarna

2021-07-05 | News Bank

FI will investigate whether Klarna violated its duty of confidentiality in conjunction with an IT incident in May when the bank’s customers were able for a limited time to access information about one another. This matter will be added to the investigation that FI has already opened into Klarna’s work with information and cyber security.

Macroprudential measures subdue household loans

2021-06-30 | Mortgage News Stability

The mortgage cap and amortisation requirements have had intended effect and subdued household debt. They are slowing a scenario where new mortgagors borrow more, taking larger loans in relation to the value of the home or their income. These are the conclusions of Finansinspektionen’s (FI) evaluation of the macroprudential measures implemented in Sweden.

FI reciprocates Norwegian risk weight floor

2021-06-21 | ESRB News Stability

Finansinspektionen has passed a decision to reciprocate the Norwegian Ministry of Finance’s decision to implement an average risk weight floor of 20 per cent for retail exposures collateralised by real estate in Norway and of 35 per cent for corporate exposures collateralised by real estate in Norway.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2021-06-08 | News Reporting Markets

On Wednesday, 16 June, TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance.

FI leaves the countercyclical buffer rate unchanged

Finansinspektionen (FI) leaves the countercyclical buffer rate unchanged. The buffer rate of 0 per cent, which was applied starting on 16 March 2020, shall thus continue to apply. The countercyclical buffer guide is set at 1.6 per cent.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q1 2021

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 2021.

Low income the greatest risk factor for loans leading to debt with the Swedish Enforcement Authority

2021-05-12 | News Consumer

One fifth of all debts with the Swedish Enforcement Authority come from loans. And people with low incomes run the greatest risk of suffering repayment problems. Repayment problems often start with life events such as unemployment or illness. This is shown by a new analysis from Finansinspektionen (FI), the Swedish Consumer Agency and the Swedish Enforcement Authority.

TRS2 Test environment will be closed 19 May

2021-05-11 | News Reporting Markets

On Wednesday, 19 May, the test environment of the TRS 2 system will be closed for maintenance.

Appointment of FI’s Director General has been extended

2021-04-29 | News About FI

The Government has decided to extend Erik Thedéen’s employment as director general and head of Finansinspektionen by three years.

FI introduces new reporting system

2021-04-26 | News Reporting Markets

FI has decided to replace several of our existing reporting systems with a new system with the aim of better meeting current and future legal requirements and enhancing user-friendliness for the companies that report via the systems. The new reporting system, FIDAC, will be used for both periodic and event-driven reporting.

New memorandum and level of the countercyclical buffer rate

Today Finansinspektionen (FI) publishes a new memorandum, describing its approach for setting the countercyclical buffer rate. FI also leave the countercyclical buffer rate unchanged. The buffer rate of 0 per cent, which was applied starting on 16 March 2020, shall thus continue to apply. The countercyclical buffer guide is set at 2.1 per cent.

Temporary lowering of notification threshold expires

2021-03-15 | ESMA News Reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has decided not to renew its decision to temporarily lower the notification threshold for when net short positions are to be notified to the relevant national competent authority.

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