FI introduces regulations regarding notification of certain acquisitions. The regulations introduced a notification duty for acquisitions that equal a minimum of 10 per cent and a maximum of 25 per cent of the own funds of the acquiring undertaking. Acquisitions that total less than SEK 10 million are exempted from the notification duty. The aim is to increase FI's knowledge of acquisitions and better harmonise FI's regulation with the Basel Committee's fundamental principles for effective bank supervision. The regulations apply to banks, credit market companies, credit market associations, stock exchanges and some clearing organisations.
The regulations regarding the notification of certain acquisitions is introduced through FFFS 2016:1 as well as through changes to Finansinspektionen's regulations (FFFS 2007:17) governing operations on trading venues.
The regulations apply as of 1 February 2016.