DNB issued the banking and insurance newsletters for April 2019. The newsletters highlight that Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and DNB want to make banks, insurers, and pension funds aware of the risks and the importance of the transition to alternative, risk-free benchmarks (expected in 2022). The supervisors request market parties to analyze the risks of the transition and to take appropriate action, so that they are prepared in time.
The banking newsletter also highlights that DNB has decided to adopt a Belgian macro-prudential measure for the mortgage market. Dutch banks, using internal ratings-based (IRB) approach, that have more than EUR 2 billion in Belgian residential mortgages through branches or directly across borders must apply a higher risk-weight. The additional key highlights of the newsletters include: an update on the study conducted by DNB on management of counterparty credit risk on healthcare providers at four healthcare insurers; recent relevant publications by ECB, EBA, EC, and other international forums; and an updated calendar for banks
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HKMA is consulting on revisions to the Supervisory Policy Manual module CR-G-14 on margin and other risk mitigation standards for non-centrally cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions.
PRA provided further information on the application of regulatory capital and IFRS 9 requirements to payment holidays granted or extended to address the challenges arising from COVID-19 outbreak.
HKMA announced the publication of a report on fintech adoption and innovation in the banking industry in Hong Kong.
BIS published a working paper that examines the drivers of cyber risk, especially in context of the cloud services.
ECB launched consultation on a guide specifying how the Banking Supervision expects banks to consider climate-related and environmental risks in their governance and risk management frameworks and when formulating and implementing their business strategy.
ECB published an opinion (CON/2020/16) on amendments to the prudential framework in EU in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
EBA published a report that examines the interlinkages between recovery and resolution planning under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).
SRB published the final Minimum Requirements for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) policy under the Banking Package.
US Agencies (FDIC, FED, and OCC) published a final rule that makes technical changes to the March 31, 2020 interim final rule that provides a five-year transition period for the impact of the current expected credit loss (CECL) methodology on regulatory capital.
ECB published results of the March 2020 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets.