Topic: Basel III

EU banking associations call for Basel III flexibility to address pandemic fallout

Banking associations in Germany and Italy have called for EU regulators to tweak the insolvency framework and delay Basel III implementation, to allow banks to address the fallout from the covid-19 pandemic.

17 February 2021

PRA breaks from EBA approach to software assets

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority has proposed requiring all intangible assets to be fully deducted from CET1 capital under newly-proposed capital requirements – its first significant divergence from its EU counterparts since Brexit.

16 February 2021

US regulators approve new-look liquidity rule despite opposition

US financial regulators have approved measures requiring major banks to prove their funding can endure one year of stress, amid objections from minority members of the Federal Reserve and FDIC boards that the revamped rule “defeats the purpose” of the original proposal.

22 October 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

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

Covid-19: Dividends halted till October, Basel IV implementation delayed by a year

The Basel Committee has pushed back its deadline for implementation of the so-called ‘Basel IV’ standards by a year to allow banks to concentrate on mitigating the Covid-19 crisis, as EU and UK regulators request banks to hold off paying out shareholder dividends until October.

01 April 2020

EBA draft standards for FRTB implementation draw scepticism

Banks may not be incentivised to adopt the internal model approach offered under the EU’s Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) under new draft standards offered by the European Banking Authority, practitioners say.

01 April 2020

Profitability after the crisis - should Europe loosen the screws?

With the ‘post-crisis’ phase of banking regulation now in the rear-view mirror, banks in Europe are seeing tighter profit margins than their US counterparts – but is that a reason to go slow on the EU’s implementation of Basel III? EU regulators and bank in-housers met in Brussels at an International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA) event to discuss.

06 March 2020

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