Result

2021

FI notifies the EU regarding extension of the existing risk weight floor for Swedish Mortgages

Finansinspektionen has notified the Commission and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) that it intends to adopt a decision to extend the current risk weight floor for Swedish Mortgages for a period of two years, in accordance with Article 458 of the CRR.

Updated Pillar 2 method for assessing flowback risk associated with securitisation

FI has updated its method for assessing flowback risks associated with securitisation for individual banks. The aim is to decide, where applicable, on an additional own funds requirement under Pillar 2 for flowback risks associated with securitisation. This enables us to safeguard that a bank is sufficiently covering the flowback risks to which it is exposed.

FI’s approach to assess suitable level of own funds in Swedish banks (Pillar 2 guidance)

FI has decided on a general approach to assess the size of a bank’s so-called Pillar 2 guidance. The approach is based on a two-step assessment that starts with a sensitivity-based stress test.

FI’s approach to setting the countercyclical capital buffer

In a new memorandum, Finansinspektionen describes the general principles for the application of the countercyclical capital buffer.

FI extends the risk weight floor for Swedish mortgage exposures

FI has decided to extend the risk weight floor by one year, from 30 December 2020 to 30 December 2021.

FI proposes approach to assess Pillar 2 guidance for Swedish banks

FI is presenting a proposal for a general approach to assess the size of the Pillar 2 guidance for Swedish banks. The proposal is based on a two-step approach that starts with a sensitivity-based stress test. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to FI no later than 12 March.

Finansinspektionen’s prioritised areas for 2021

Consumer protection, money laundering and risks that the coronavirus pandemic may pose in the future are three areas that FI will look more closely at in 2021.

Update of FI’s Company Register

Due to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, financial actors’ right to conduct cross-border operations in or from the United Kingdom that are based on European Union law was repealed on 1 January 2021.

2020

Macro-based stress test of Swedish banks: results and methodology, autumn 2020

Finansinspektionen (FI) presents in this memorandum a stress test of the Swedish banks that we conducted in the autumn of 2020. The results indicate that the major banks have significant resilience to the credit losses that could arise and also a capacity to maintain the supply of credit.

FI has decided on a change in the application of banks’ capital requirements

FI has decided to change the application of capital requirements for Swedish banks in order to adapt to the EU’s so-called banking package.

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