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2018

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2018-04-12 | News Reporting MiFID

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ESMA and FI publish transparency calculations for MiFIR/MiFID II

2017-12-07 | ESMA News MiFID

ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority, has published transparency calculations for equities and bonds prior to the entry into force of MiFIR/MiFID II on 3 January 2018. FI will also publish some supplementary calculations.

Important information about transaction reporting in accordance with MiFID

2017-11-27 | News Reporting MiFID

The last trading date for transactions in financial instruments that must be reported to FI’s current transaction reporting system, TRS, is 2 January 2018. The TRS system will be open until 23:59 PM on 12 January 2018 to receive transactions and/or cancellations of transactions in accordance with MiFID with trading dates up to an including 2 January 2018.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of the third quarter 2017

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

Operational disruptions in the TRS 1 system

2017-11-20 | News Reporting Markets

There will be operational disruptions in the TRS 1 system today, 20 November 2017. The disruptions affect rapporteurs submitting encrypted files.

Proposal for a stricter amortisation requirement for households with high loan-to-income ratios

FI is proposing changes to Finansinspektionen’s regulations (FFFS 2016:16) regarding amortisation of loans collateralised by residential property. The regulations cover mortgages granted by credit institutions, i.e. banks and credit market companies.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

FI decided on 25 October 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.

Information about forthcoming periodic reporting in accordance with Finansinspektionen’s regulations FFFS 2017:11

On 1 August, the new Money Laundering Act entered into force as well as FI’s new regulations. According to these new regulations, firms under FI’s supervision must report data that enables FI to assess the risk that firms will be used for money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Delayed publication of short-selling notification

2017-10-19 | News Markets

Finansinspektionen was late with its publication of a short-selling notification from Coatue Management.

ESMA publishes reference data and instructions for downloading files

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published instructions on how to access the reference data that is covered by the MAR and MiFID II/MiFIR regulations. The EU authority has also published current reference data that is available for download.

Comments on Nordea's decision to move its head office

2017-09-06 | News Bank

Nordea passed a decision today to move its head office to Helsinki. The bank represents a large part of the Swedish financial market, but it is too early to say how the decision will impact Finansinspektionen’s supervision.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of the second quarter 2017

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

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

FI decided on 14 July 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.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of the first quarter 2017

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

New page about transaction reporting for MiFID2/MiFIR

2017-05-17 | News Reporting MiFID

A new webpage is now available with information about the transaction reporting required under MiFID 2/MiFIR.

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