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2018

Major upcoming changes to banks’ credit risk modelling

The regulatory and supervisory frameworks for banks’ internal rating based (IRB) approaches will be significantly adjusted over the coming years. The overall objective is to increase the robustness of capital requirements and ensure consistency across banks. Well-functioning IRB models are key to the capital assessment of the larger Swedish banks and hence a supervisory priority for FI.

Operational disruption in TRS 2 Production

2018-05-02 | News Reporting Markets

On Thursday, 3 May, the TRS 2 production environment will experience operational disruptions due to an upgrade to a new system version.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) decided on 26 April not to change the countercyclical buffer rate. The buffer rate of two per cent, which has applied since 19 March 2017, shall thus continue to apply. The countercyclical buffer guide is set at 0 per cent.

Solidar Fonder AB receives a warning and an administrative fine

2018-04-18 | Press releases Markets

Finansinspektionen (FI) is issuing Solidar Fonder AB (Solidar) a warning. The company must also pay an administrative fine of SEK 10 million.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2018-04-12 | News Reporting MiFID

On Friday,13 April, TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance.

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2018-04-05

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Households continue to take on large mortgages

Household debt is continuing to rise. The number of new mortgagors with a high level of debt in relation to their income or the value of their home continues to be high. These are the conclusions drawn by Finansinspektionen (FI) from this year’s mortgage survey, which is being presented today. FI also highlights how tenant-owner associations’ debt increases the risks for households.

FI-analysis 12: The mortgage cap reduced household debt

This FI Analysis presents an assessment of the Swedish mortgage cap. The analysis indicates that the mortgage cap has changed household behaviour. Households with new mortgages borrow less than what they would have done if FI had not implemented the mortgage cap. They are also buying less expensive homes.

The Swedish Mortgage Market

Finansinspektionen (FI) follows the development of household debt on an ongoing basis. The mortgage survey serves as an important source of data for this work. High debt can mean risks for individual households, banks, financial stability and the macroeconomic devel-opment.

Erik Thedéen re-elected Vice-Chair of IOSCO's European Regional Committee

2018-04-03 | IOSCO News About FI

Finansinspektionen's Director General Erik Thedéen has been re-elected as Vice-Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions' (IOSCO) European Regional Committee (ERC) for the period 2018-2020.

Proposal to change method for the application of the risk weight floor for Swedish mortgages

Finansinspektionen (FI) is proposing to change the method it currently uses to apply the current risk weight floor for Swedish mortgages through Pillar 2 by replacing it with a requirement within the framework of Article 458 of CRR. The change is proposed to enter into force on 31 December 2018.

Summary: Priorities in FI’s supervision to strengthen consumer protection

Finansinspektionen (FI) presents in this report the risks consumers are facing on the financial market and that FI is prioritising in its supervision. One recurring prioritised risk is that consumers will be granted loans that are larger than what their personal finances can handle. Another risk that has been prioritised for a long time is the risk that consumers will be advised to invest in products that are not suitable for them.

FI updates information about periodic reporting required by the Anti-Money Laundering Act

FI has updated the instructions and FAQs about the periodic reporting firms under Finansinspektionen’s supervision are required to file according to the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

FI’s 2017 Annual report: A word from the Director General

2018-03-07 | News About FI

The following is a summary of the year by Director General Erik Thedéen that is included as the introduction to the annual report.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of the fourth quarter 2017

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the ten largest Swedish banks and credit institutions as of the end of the fourth quarter 2017.

New Senior Advisor at FI

2018-02-22 | About FI

Anders Kvist has been named a Senior Advisor to FI’s Director General.

Videos about anti-money laundering now in English

FI has translated into English its educational videos about efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Martin Noréus: Current challenges facing the banking sector

“The Swedish banking sector is profitable and has satisfactory resilience, but it is clearly undergoing a major transformation,” said Martin Noréus in a speech at SvD Bank Summit in Stockholm.

New Nordic-Baltic Memorandum of Understanding

The Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Riksbank, Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) and the Swedish National Debt Office in its role as resolution authority, have produced, together with their equivalents in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway a new Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and coordination on cross-border financial stability.

Erik Thedéen: Rules prevent crises

Finansinspektionen is responsible for macroprudential policy in Sweden, which includes both promoting financial stability and counteracting financial imbalances. We are also tasked with promoting a high level of consumer protection on the financial markets. One of the reasons that we have been given the responsibility for macroprudential policy is that financial crises have proven themselves to be very expensive.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) decided on 29 January not to change the countercyclical buffer rate. The buffer rate of two per cent, which has applied since 19 March 2017, shall thus continue to apply. The countercyclical buffer guide is set at 0 per cent.

First meeting of the Network for Greening the Financial System

2018-01-29 | News Markets Insurance

The international Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) held its inaugural meeting in Paris last week.

Financial stability and macroprudential policy

Finansinspektionens Director General Erik Thedéens speech in the Standing Committee on Finance the 23 januari 2018.

Application of transparency rules in accordance with MiFID II/MiFIR for Swedish trading venues and investment firms

2018-01-16 | ESMA News MiFID

FI establishes its adaptation to the new transparency rules that will go into effect on 3 January 2018 in conjunction with the new European regulatory framework: the Directive and the Regulation on markets in financial instruments (MiFID II/MiFIR).

FI publishes supplementary transparency calculations for MiFIR/MiFID II

2018-01-05 | ESMA News MiFID

In accordance with the announcement published on 7 December 2017, FI has carried out supplementary transparency calculations for equity instruments and bonds admitted for trading on a Swedish trading venue in November and December 2017.

2017

FI recognises the risk weight floor for Finnish mortgage exposures

Finansinspektionen has passed a decision to recognise the Finnish supervisory authority’s decision to implement an average, firm-specific risk weight floor of 15 per cent for Finnish mortgage exposures.

More efficient handling of applications to use the IRB approach for credit risk

Finansinspektionen (FI) is changing its procedure for handling of applications for permission to use the IRB approach for credit risk.

AIFM reporting to Finansinspektionen

2017-12-22 | ESMA News Reporting

Finansinspektionen (FI) has identified common errors in the AIFM reporting. FI includes below a list of the most common errors as well as a description of how AIF-managers should fill in the rows in ESMA’s reporting forms.

Conclusions from FI’s analysis of personal injury claims handling

The outcome of personal injury claims can have a considerable effect on the injured party. Some injured parties do not have confidence for the claims handling process at insurance undertakings. Given the total number of personal injury claims, there are relatively few complaints regarding claims handling.

Basel agreement on banks’ capital adequacy

2017-12-07 | Basel Bank

The oversight body of the Basel Committee, GHOS (Governors and Heads of Supervision), has agreed today after several years of work on key supplements to complete the global standards for banks’ capital adequacy. Finansinspektionen (FI) is a member of the Basel Committee and has participated in this project.

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