RBNZ published a summary of why it proposes to alter requirements for bank capital and the impact of its proposals, along with the presentation slides used for a media briefing and a bank forum. In addition, the RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand presented a speech about the proposals to increase bank capital.
RBNZ had published, on December 14, 2018, a proposal to raise the amount of capital that banks must hold. It also published an updated version (Capital Review Paper 4) that proposes changes to regulatory capital requirements for locally incorporated banks. RBNZ also extended the submission period for the Capital Review Paper 4 proposals to May 03, 2019. The amendments to the Capital Review Paper 4 reflect:
- The change to the deadline for submissions, which has been extended from March 29, 2019 to May 03, 2019
- Clarification on the current capital framework’s treatment of tier 2 capital
- Clarification to note that proposed restrictions on distributions apply, depending on the level of the prudential capital buffer
- Minor word changes to enhance clarity or to correct typographical errors
- Summary Explanation (PDF)
- Media Briefing Presentation (PDF)
- Bank Forum Presentation (PDF)
- Speech: Safer Banks for Greater Well-Being
- Slides: Safer banks for Greater Well-Being (PDF)
Keywords: Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Banking, Capital Requirements, Capital Buffers, IRB Modeling, VAR Modeling, Capital Adequacy Framework, RBNZ
HKMA has published a circular that sets out the regulatory and reporting treatment for loans that participating authorized institutions may grant to eligible borrowers under the 100% Personal Loan Guarantee Scheme.
ECB published the results of the assessment of internal models that banks use to calculate risk-weighted assets for credit, market, and counterparty credit risks.
PRA published a statement on the regulatory treatment of retail residential mortgage loans under the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme, or MGS.
FCA is consulting, via CP21/7, on the second phase of proposed rules to introduce the UK Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR).
HM Treasury and BoE announced the joint creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Taskforce to coordinate the exploration of a potential central bank digital currency in UK.
EIOPA published an opinion to set out its expectations on the supervision of the integration of climate change risk scenarios by insurers in their Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA).
Bundesbank published two circulars on AnaCredit reporting requirements. Circular 27/2021 covers changes to the reporting of branches, additional attributes to be reported for investment funds from August 01, 2021, and updates to the list of international organizations.
EC published the Implementing Regulation 2021/622 that lays down implementing technical standards for reporting of the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL).
BCBS has set out the strategic work priorities, as part of its the work program for 2021-22.
PRA published the policy statement PS8/21, which contains the final supervisory statement SS3/21 on the PRA approach to supervision of the new and growing non-systemic banks in UK.