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    APRA Updates Loan Serviceability Expectations for Home Lending

    In a letter to the authorized deposit taking institutions, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced an increase in the minimum interest rate buffer it expects banks to use when assessing the serviceability of home loan applications.

    October 06, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    MAS to Introduce Digital Platform to Prevent Frauds in Banking Sector

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced plans to launch, in the first half of 2023, the COSMIC platform to facilitate prevention of money laundering, terrorism financing (ML/TF), and proliferation financing.

    October 01, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    HKMA Report Assesses Financial Stability of Banking Sector

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published the semi-annual monetary and financial stability report for September 2021.

    September 29, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    PRA Consults on Rules for Domestic Liquidity Sub-Groups

    The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) proposed rules on the application of prudential liquidity requirements to domestic liquidity sub-groups.

    September 28, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BIS Report Highlights Potential of Multi-CBDC Platform Prototype

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published a report on a multiple central bank digital currencies (mCBDCs) platform for cross-border payments.

    September 28, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    JFSA Consults on Rules in Final Basel Package and on LIBOR Cessation

    The Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) proposed amendments to the regulatory notices on credit risk, credit valuation adjustment (CVA) risk, and market risk capital requirements under the Basel framework.

    September 28, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    HKMA Issues Regtech Adoption Guide on Governance, Risk, and Compliance

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued the third issue of the Regtech Adoption Practice guide, which focuses on regtech solutions in the space of Governance, Risk and Compliance or GRC.

    September 27, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    APRA Issues Interim Update to Policy Priorities for 2021 and Beyond

    In a letter addressed to the industry, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) set out an updated schedule of policy priorities for the banking, insurance, and superannuation industries.

    September 24, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BNM Launches MYOR and Consults on MYOR-i Reference Rates in Malaysia

    The Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM) announced the launch of Malaysian Overnight Rate (MYOR) as the new alternative reference rate for Malaysia.

    September 24, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    SBV Updates Measures to Support Customers Affected by COVID-19 Crisis

    The Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has issued Circular No. 14/2021/TT-NHNN, which amends and supplements a number of articles of the Circular No. 01/2020/TT-NHNN on regulations on rescheduling the repayment term, interest rate exemption and reduction, and debt classification.

    September 22, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    HKMA Issues Updates on Policy Measures Intended to Ease COVID Impact

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published updates on the policy measures that were announced in context of the ongoing pandemic.

    September 21, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    APRA Issues Further Guidance on Application of Securitization Standard

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published a new set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to provide guidance to authorized deposit-taking institutions on the interpretation of APS 120, the prudential standard on securitization.

    September 16, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    APRA Publishes FAQs on Capital Treatment of Overseas Subsidiaries

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published a new set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify the regulatory capital treatment of investments in the overseas deposit-taking and insurance subsidiaries.

    September 15, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    HKMA Endorses Industry Guidance to Support LIBOR Transition

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued a circular, for all authorized institutions, to confirm its support of an information note that sets out various options available in the loan market for replacing USD LIBOR with the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).

    September 14, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    MAS Consults on Capital and Reporting Requirements for Market Risk

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched a consultation on the standards for market risk capital and the associated reporting requirements for banks incorporated in Singapore.

    September 13, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    APRA Connect to Go Live; APRA to Reduce Reliance on CLF

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) confirmed that its new data collection solution APRA Connect will go live on September 13, 2021.

    September 10, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    MAS Forms Sustainability Group, Appoints Chief Sustainability Officer

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the formation of a new Sustainability Group, along with the appointment of Dr. Darian McBain as the Chief Sustainability Officer, with effect from October 01, 2021.

    September 07, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    APRA Licenses Avenue Bank as Restricted Deposit-Taking Institution

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) recently granted Avenue Bank Limited a limited-time license to operate as a restricted authorized deposit-taking institution and Avenue Hold Limited a license to operate as a non-operating holding company, under the Banking Act 1959.

    September 07, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    APRA Survey Reveals Some Entities Find Regulatory Burden Too High

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) published results of the 2021 stakeholder biennial survey of regulated entities as well as knowledgeable observers, such as auditors, actuaries, and industry associations.

    September 07, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    ACPR Issues Update on Reporting with Legal Entity Identifier

    The French Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (ACPR) announced that the testing environment for the ACPR information system and the OneGate portal will be available to receive test reports with the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) from September 08, 2021.

    September 07, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BIS and Central Banks to Test CBDC Use for International Settlements

    The Innovation Hub of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will jointly test the use of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) for international settlements.

    September 02, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BSP Issues Multiple Regulatory Updates for Banking Sector

    The Central Bank of the Philippines (BSP) issued updates on several financial sector initiatives, including those in the areas of sustainable finance, and digital banking, and the deposit insurance system in the Philippines.

    September 02, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    APRA to Delay Revisions to Prudential Standard on Public Disclosures

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released its response to the consultations on the confidentiality of data submitted to APRA by authorized deposit-taking institutions.

    September 02, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    JFSA Updates Guidance and Financial Intermediation KPIs for Banks

    The Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) partially revised the "comprehensive supervision guidelines" for major banks and for financial instrument business operators.

    September 01, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    HKMA Could Intensify Focus on Sustainable Finance in Greater Bay Area

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) hosted a panel discussion on “Greener Bay Area" at the sixth Belt and Road Summit.

    September 01, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BNM Publishes Exposure Draft on Bancassurance Arrangements

    The Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM), via an Exposure Draft, proposed requirements with respect to the bancassurance/bancatakaful arrangements, while facilitating the sustainable development of bancassurance/bancatakaful as an effective channel for needs-based sales of insurance and takaful products in Malaysia.

    August 30, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    MAS Announces Finalists for Global CBDC Challenge

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced 15 finalists for the global competition to develop the retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) solutions.

    August 30, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    APRA to Implement Interim Reporting Standard on Credit Quality by 2022

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) finalized certain revisions to the credit risk management framework for authorized deposit-taking institutions.

    August 30, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BOT Offers Additional Support to Debtors Amid Pandemic

    The Bank of Thailand (BOT) published additional measures to promote support for debtors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    August 30, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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    APRA Finalizes Prudential Standard on Remuneration Practices

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) finalized the prudential standard (CPS 511) to strengthen remuneration practices across the banking, insurance, and superannuation industries.

    August 27, 2021 WebPage Regulatory News
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