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
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) published an update on the discussion paper that intended to engage federally regulated financial institutions and other interested stakeholders in a dialog with OSFI, to proactively enhance and align assurance expectations over key regulatory returns.
The European Commission (EC) published a report summarizing responses to the targeted consultation on the supervisory convergence and the single rulebook in the European Union (EU).
The European Central Bank (ECB) published its opinion on a proposal for a regulation on European green bonds, following a request from the European Parliament.
The Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) published a report that explores the expected impact of digitalization on provision of financial and banking services, and proposes policy measures to address the risks stemming from digitalization.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is consulting on the draft Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap. 628), or FIRO, Code of Practice chapter on liquidity and funding in resolution, until March 14, 2022.
The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FI) announced that the capital adequacy reporting as at December 31, 2021 must be done by February 11, 2022.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced that the guidelines on the reporting and disclosure of exposures subject to measures COVID-relief measures shall continue to apply until further notice.
The Central Bank of the Philippines (BSP) issued communications covering developments related to online lending platforms, open finance framework and roadmap, and on the expected regulations in the area sustainable finance.
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FED) published the final rule that amends Regulation I to reduce the quarterly reporting burden for member banks by automating the application process for adjusting their subscriptions to the Federal Reserve Bank capital stock, except in the context of mergers.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its assessment of risks through the quarterly Risk Dashboard and the results of the Autumn edition of the Risk Assessment Questionnaire (RAQ).