Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the largest Swedish banks and credit institutions that belong to supervisory categories 1 and 2 as of the end of Q3 2018.
The capital requirements are published in order to illustrate the effect of Finansinspektionen's total capital requirement, including Pillar 2. Pillar 2 is a collective term for the rules that govern the firms' internal capital assessments and Finansinspektionen's supervisory review and evaluation process, of which Finansinspektionen's capital assessment forms an integral part. Finansinspektionen decided to strengthen the capital requirements in September 2014.
The capital requirements are published for Sweden's three major banks, Handelsbanken, SEB and Swedbank, as well as Landshypotek, Länsförsäkringar, Kommuninvest, Svensk Exportkredit (SEK), SBAB, Skandiabanken, Avanza and Nordnet. Nordea moved its legal residence to Finland on 1 October and is now under the supervision of the ECB. Therefore, FI has chosen not to publish Nordea's capital requirement and capital ratios in this memorandum, even though Nordea was technically a Swedish bank and under FI's supervision at the end of Q3 2018.