Topic: Prudential regulation

Existing risk categories can capture climate risk drivers, Basel says

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision says it has “not found any evidence” to support the creation of a separate risk category to address the drivers of climate risk – but indicates there will need to be more “granular” measurement of the changing climate’s impact on banks’ actual exposures.

16 April 2021

EBA calls for greater detail in “non-logical” investment policy disclosures

The EU’s banking watchdog has announced broader disclosure requirements for large investment banks.

08 April 2021

ECB guidelines “facilitating” Spanish bank M&A as Unicaja and Liberbank merge

Portugal’s Novo Banco has divested its Spain-based businesses, while Spanish lenders Unicaja and Liberbank have won shareholder approval for their merger.

06 April 2021

US & Canada signal end of covid-era capital indulgence

US and Canadian regulators are rolling back pandemic-era capital measures, with a Canadian regulator resuming its Basel III implementation plans and the US Federal Reserve calling time on its go-easy approach to the supplementary leverage ratio.

23 March 2021

Australian regulator tightens bank licence requirements as neobanks exit

Australia’s prudential regulator has proposed tightening its banking licence regime to ensure “long term sustainability” from new entrants, as two challenger banks announce their exit from the country’s banking sector less than two years after gaining their permits.

23 March 2021

US Fed in a bind over “inexcusable” capital requirement relief

The United States’ congressional committees covering financial services have urged the Federal Reserve to defy calls to extend temporary capital requirements relief it extended at the outset of the covid-19 pandemic.

11 March 2021

“The new normal”: Singapore addresses work-from-home risks

Last year’s shift to remote working in the covid-19 pandemic did not trigger “any significant increase in operational, fraud and cyber risks”, according to a new paper published by Singapore’s banking association and regulator, which outlines a range of new policies banks should adopt if the practice becomes “the new normal” post-pandemic.

03 March 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

ECB “nervous” over banks using capital buffers, conference told

The Single Supervisory Mechanism is not ready for EU banks to use their capital buffers, and needs to provide clarity on when they can dip into them, a key figure at a major European bank has told the European Banking Institute’s annual banking regulation conference.

16 February 2021

Too Big To Fail has wedged banks by profitability, Basel report finds

The most profitable G-SIBs have expanded their systemic footprint in line with their non-systemically important counterparts, leaving less profitable G-SIBs to bear the brunt of ‘Too Big to Fail’ reforms, according to a new report by a trio of current and former economists of the Bank for International Settlements.

28 January 2021

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