FI Analysis 15: Do banks still benefit from an expectation of an implicit state guarantee?

A new report from Finansinspektionen and the Swedish National Debt Office shows that the value of an implicit state guarantee for the major Swedish banks has decreased since the financial crisis in 2008–2009. This decrease is due to higher capital and liquidity requirements on the banks, a new regulation for managing banks in crisis and improved market conditions.


Swedish banking requirements for financial stability should be safeguarded

The design of the Swedish regulations for capital adequacy and crisis management is appropriate for reducing the risk of financial crises and ensuring effective management if a crisis were still to occur. This is the conclusion reached by Finansinspektionen (FI) and the Swedish National Debt Office in a joint report. The report emphasises that Sweden should safeguard national discretions in the framework of banking requirements in ongoing EU negotiations.


Capital Requirements for Banks with Basel 2

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and CEBS have conducted a study on how the new capital adequacy regulations that enter into force next year can be expected to affect the capital requirement for banks. The study is entitled Quantitative Impact Study 5 (QIS 5) and is conducted on data gathered during the autumn of 2005. It encompasses the member countries of the Basel Committee (G10), several EU and EES countries and a handful of other countries.

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