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    ESRB Publishes Member State Notifications on O-SII Buffers

    August 27, 2020

    EBA, ECB, and ESRB have been notified by certain European national authorities about their decision on the identification of other systemically important institutions (O-SIIs) and the activation of the O-SII buffers. The national authorities that have notified EBA, ECB, and ESRB about their decisions on the identification of O-SIIs and the activation of O-SII buffers are Bank of Lithuania, Bank of Portugal, Central Bank of Iceland, Central Bank of Cyprus, Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, DNB, FIN-FSA, and National Bank of Slovakia. MNB also notified ESRB about its decision on the identification of O-SIIs and the activation of O-SII buffers.

    DNB and FIN-FSA announced the list of identified O-SII institutions, their respective overall scores, and the respective buffer rates. The O-SII institutions identified by DNB include ING Bank N.V., Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., ABN AMRO Bank N.V., BNG Bank N.V., and De Volksbank N.V. DNB notified that the buffers are fully phased-in as of 2019. The O-SII institutions identified by FIN-FSA include Nordea Group, OP-Group, and Municipality Finance Plc.

    In addition, MNB announced a list of identified O-SII institutions, their respective level of the buffer applied, and the the timeline of the phase-in of the buffer requirements. The O-SII institutions include OTP Bank Nyrt., UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt., Kereskedelmi és Hitelbank Zrt., ERSTE BANK HUNGARY Zrt., Raiffeisen Bank Zrt, MTB Magyar Takarékszövetkezeti Bank Zrt., CIB Bank Zrt., and MKB Bank Zrt. The phase-in period for the O-SII buffer requirements runs from January 01, 2022 until January 01, 2024. MNB shall annually review the group of institutions identified as O-SIIs and their respective O-SII buffer requirements.

     

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    Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, O-SII, Macro-Prudential Policy, Systemic Risk, Basel, Regulatory Capital, ECB, ESRB

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