Region: International

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

Basel finalises resilience principles as FDIC chair points to legacy systems

FDIC chair Jelena McWilliams has highlighted banks’ outdated legacy systems as her “number one” concern about banking operations, shortly after the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision finalised its seven principles for operational resilience.

15 April 2021

Shariah standard-setter warns of Ibor transition risks

The International Islamic Financial Market has detailed how the global transition away from interbank offered rates (Ibors) to risk-free rates could lead to some contracts falling out of shariah compliance.

01 April 2021

Basel III monitoring to be mandatory in Europe

The European Banking Authority will force EU banks to participate in its Basel III monitoring exercises from December.

17 March 2021

FCA pulls the Libor trigger

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has made its widely-anticipated announcement of Libor’s cessation dates, while keeping open the prospect of a temporary “synthetic” Libor for so-called “tough legacy” contracts.

05 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

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

Libor administrator proposes extending US dollar transition to 2023

The administrator of the London Interbank Offered Rate has proposed extending the transition date for its most widely-used US dollar tenors for another 18 months to June 2023, offering a “longer runway” for banks as they make the transition.

03 December 2020

Basel finalises NPL securitisation rules

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued specific capital requirements rules for non-performing loan securitisations, addressing what it calls a “gap” in its regulatory framework.

30 November 2020

FCA plans “synthetic Libor” for post-2021

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has outlined the scenarios in which it will publish a newly-calculated “synthetic” Libor after its end-2021 discontinuation, under fresh powers handed to it by the newly introduced Financial Services Bill.

23 November 2020

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