Topic: Bank regulation

BaFin “rocked asleep” by Wirecard hype

German regulator BaFin is facing questions over its supervision of fintech company Wirecard, which announced on Monday that €1.9 billion had vanished from its balance sheet.

24 June 2020

Hong Kong regulator raps CICC for disclosure failings

Hong Kong’s securities watchdog has criticised Chinese investment bank CICC for failing to disclose information related to two transactions, with the bank introducing new compliance and reporting measures in response.

19 June 2020

Australia’s ASIC outlines product intervention powers

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will be able to penalise financial products “likely to result in significant consumer detriment” with outright bans, promotional restrictions, and with restrictions to certain classes of consumer, under newly-released guidelines.

17 June 2020

Swedish regulator ups interest risk sensitivity in new Pillar 2 proposal

Sweden’s banking regulator is proposing a new method for assessing capital contributions within Pillar 2 for interest rate risks outside the trading book.

17 June 2020

ASIC cracks whip on SocGen securities unit after client money failures

Australia’s financial regulator has imposed new conditions on the licence of Société Générale’s local securities unit to ensure the it complies with client money regulations, a year after restarting its operations in the country.

15 June 2020

EU defends decision to grant BlackRock banking reg advisory role

The European Commission has told lawmakers it found no conflicts of interest in selecting asset manager BlackRock to advise on incorporating environmental and social factors into European banking regulations.

12 June 2020

EBA urges two-year amortisation period for software assets

The European Banking Authority has proposed a prudential amortisation period of two years for financial institutions’ software assets.

10 June 2020

Swedish regulator tells banks to step up disaster planning

Sweden’s regulator FI has told banks to improve their continuity management strategy, suggesting they include it as an integral part of their risk strategy.

09 June 2020

No dividend payments until next year, ESRB says

The European Systemic Risk Board is advising regulators to hold off until 2021 before allowing dividend payments, share buy-backs or bonuses.

09 June 2020

Chinese regulator overhauls financial crime rules

China’s banking regulator has announced new guidelines for financial institutions to deal with financial crime, in a move that could see banks held accountable for lax reporting and employee misconduct.

05 June 2020

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