Topic: Prudential regulation

“Diluting the framework”: EU divided over Basel implementation

Over two dozen of Europe’s national regulators and central banks have warned the European Commission against introducing any EU-specific deviations from the Basel III framework.

09 September 2021

APRA outlines climate stress tests as experts cast doubt over process

Australia’s prudential regulator has released details of the climate assessments the country’s largest banks are currently conducting, as environmental campaigners liken the regulator’s existing climate-related stress testing guidance to similar models that preceded the 2008 financial crisis.

06 September 2021

EBA set to classify MMFs as shadow banks

The European Banking Authority has called on financial market participants to consider money market funds as shadow banks, as division emerges over fellow EU regulator the European Securities and Markets Authority’s proposal to revamp their liquidity buffers.

28 July 2021

UK-based foreign banks face new information rules

The Prudential Regulation Authority has made changes to proposed regulations for international banks operating in the UK after consultation feedback urged against burdensome information requirements.

28 July 2021

From cliff-edge to glide path: BoE MREL proposals smooth way for challenger banks

The Bank of England has proposed to ease growing lenders into the process of raising “bail-in” capital by introducing a “stepped glide path” for their MREL obligations.

26 July 2021

If it walks like a bank…

In the last year, the banking sector has weathered the covid-19 crisis, but the demises of non-banks Archegos, Greensill and Wirecard have raised questions about the distinctions between bank and non-bank regulation. As fintechs continue to innovate, and alternative lenders offer an increasingly wide range of services, do regulators need to widen their perimeter?

14 July 2021

PRA removes dividend limits

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority has removed the “extraordinary guardrails” it imposed on dividend distribution during the pandemic, but has warned banks to exercise an “appropriate degree of caution”.

14 July 2021

“Exceptional circumstances” continue: ECB extends leverage ratio relief

As US banks await a promised comment-gathering exercise on possible changes to the supplementary leverage ratio, the European Central Bank has extended a pandemic-era relief to banks’ leverage ratio requirements for another year.

21 June 2021

Basel urges strict “cliff edge” two-tier cryptoasset regulation

Banks with cryptoasset exposure will be heavily regulated – and have to maintain the full value of crypto held – under new proposals from the Basel Committee, which predict increasing risk to banks from the volatile assets.

14 June 2021

Bank of England launches “fiendishly complicated” climate stress tests

The Bank of England has launched its biennial climate stress test for the UK’s largest banks - but insists it will not link the results to future capital requirements.

10 June 2021

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