DNB published the banking and insurance newsletters. The newsletters cover the Supervision Outlooks for banks and insurers, with focus in the banking sector being on business model and profitability, operational risks, digitization, the fight against financial and economic crime, and sustainability. The banking newsletter contains the updated QIS calendar for banks.
The newsletters highlight post-Brexit it remains unclear how the future relationship between the EU and the UK will be shaped after 2020. It is, therefore, important that banks and insurers to prepare for this because, from 2021, bottlenecks can arise in cross-border services between the EU and the UK. The insurance newsletter, in specific, highlights that, in 2020, DNB will conduct research into risk management by insurers in the context of Pillar 2 (governance and risk management). DNB will use the thematic review to assess whether the manner in which insurers implement the entire set of requirements from Pillar 2 of Solvency II is appropriate for their risk profile. DNB also aims to look at risks in the areas of climate change, cyber risks, and low interest rates in the 2020 study. Additionally, in 2020, DNB will strive to achieve convergence within Europe with regard to the supervision of internal models, operational and cyber risks, supervision of cross-border activities, and the use of data and technology by national supervisors.
Keywords: Europe, Netherlands, Banking, Insurance, Solvency II, Supervision Outlook 2020, Pillar 2, Brexit, DNB
EBA published an erratum for the technical package on phase 2 of the reporting framework 3.0.
MAS amended Notice 643A that addresses requirements for banks to prepare statements of exposures and credit facilities to related concerns or parties.
ECB has published, in the Official Journal of the European Union, the Guideline 2021/565 on the euro short-term rate (€STR) and this guideline amends the previous ECB Guideline 2019/1265.
EBA launched a consultation on the draft regulatory technical standards on the list of countries with an advanced economy for calculating the equity risk under the alternative standardized approach (FRTB-SA).
PRA is proposing, via CP7/21, the approach to implementing new requirements related to the specification of the nature, severity, and duration of an economic downturn in the internal ratings-based (IRB) approach to credit risk.
The UK government launched the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) as part of its continued COVID-19 support for UK businesses, as announced by HM Treasury on March 03, 2021.
FSB published a letter, from its Chair Randal K. Quarles, to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, ahead of their virtual meeting on April 07, 2021.
OSFI issued a letter to the deposit-taking institutions issuing covered bonds and announced the unwinding of the temporary increase to the covered bond limit for deposit-taking institutions, effective immediately.
To support recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, EU has published two regulations to amend the securitization framework, as set out in the Securitization Regulation (2017/2402) and the Capital Requirements Regulation or CRR (575/2013).
HM Treasury announced that G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met ahead of COP 26, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, and agreed on green agenda.