Result

2020

Increased transparency on carbon pricing can strengthen the financial system

FI will explore the possibility of advocating both nationally and internationally increased disclosure of firms’ internal carbon pricing.

New log-in for reporting stock exchange information and major shareholding notifications

2020-01-10 | News Reporting Markets

On 17 February 2020, FI is introducing a new portal for reporting stock exchange information (previously called “financial reports”) and major shareholding notifications. The new log-in requires BankID and will completely replace the old method of logging in. However, the reporting procedure itself has not been altered and reports are submitted exactly the same way as before.

Mutual benefit societies

2020-01-03 | Insurance

A mutual benefit society is a society for mutual assistance which, without conducting commercial insurance operations, offers endowment, illness or pension insurance.

Securities

2020-01-03 | Markets

Operating a securities business in Sweden requires authorisation in accordance with the Securities Market Act (2007:528).

Savings and loans associations

2020-01-03 | Bank

A savings and loans association must apply for registration with FI.

Stock exchanges

2020-01-03 | Markets

Rules regarding authorisation for stock exchanges are set out in the Securities Market Act (2007:528). The Act specifies the fundamental requirements that are placed on the business. There are also a number of EU regulations that contain additional requirements.

Pension foundations

2020-01-03 | Insurance

A pension foundation is a foundation founded by an employer with the exclusive purpose of safeguarding the payment of pension to employees or employees’ survivors. The foundation’s assets must therefore be invested prudently.

Payment services

2020-01-03 | Bank

Providing payment services requires authorisation from FI. An entity with a turnover for payment services exceeding an equivalent of EUR 3 million per month must have authorisation to conduct payment services operations and is referred to in the Act as a “payment institution”. An entity with a turnover less than this amount may apply to be exempt from the authorisation obligation and is referred to as a “registered payment service provider”.

Mortgage institutions

2020-01-03 | Bank

To issue or broker mortgages to consumers, firms must have authorisation from FI pursuant to the Mortgage Business Act (2016:1024).

Insurance undertakings

2020-01-03 | Insurance

A firm that wants to conduct insurance business must first receive authorisation from FI in accordance with the Insurance Business Act (SFS 2010:2043). Authorisation can be granted to an insurance company, mutual insurance company or an insurance association.

Insurance distribution

2020-01-03 | Insurance

Insurance intermediaries are covered by the Insurance Distribution Act (2018:1219).

Electronic money

2020-01-02 | Bank

Issuing electronic money requires authorisation in accordance with the Electronic Money Act (2011:755).

Deposit institutions

2020-01-02 | Bank

“Deposit operations” refers to the receipt of funds from the general public, for example via deposits in accounts or the issuance of bonds.

Data reporting services

2020-01-02 | Markets

Providing data reporting services as APA providers, ARM providers or CTP providers requires authorisation in accordance with the Securities Market Act (2007:528). The Act specifies the fundamental rules that apply to the operations.

Currency traders or other financial operations

2020-01-02 | Bank

Natural and legal persons who would like to carry out currency trading on a large scale or other financial operations are considered to be financial institutions.

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