FI has decided to raise the buffer rate from 2.0 to 2.5 per cent. The reason for this change is that the systemic risks have increased. A larger buffer increases the resilience in the banks and is needed to enable the banks to maintain their lending activities even if a crisis were to emerge in the future.
The change affects credit institutions, Svenska Skeppshypotekskassan, and some securities companies.
The amendments will enter into force on 19 September 2019. Amendment 2018:17