DNB issued the banking and insurance newsletters for June 2019. The banking newsletter focuses on the new European regulatory package aimed to reduce the risks in the banking sector and to build in more proportionality. The regulatory package includes revisions to capital requirements regulation and directive (CRR/CRD), Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), and Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation (SRMR). DNB is also consulting on specific provisions related to CRD IV and CRR, which will run until August 01, 2019. The insurance newsletter highlights that DNB supports EIOPA in its evaluation of Solvency II.
The following are the additional key highlights of the newsletters:
- DNB amended its position on the independent functioning of the Supervisory Board on a number of points.
- DNB and Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) is consulting on changes related to a policy rule, following changes in national and European legislation and regulations.
- DNB has conducted an initial exploratory study into artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in lending at Dutch banks. With these applications, banks aim to automate parts of the lending process and to improve the functioning of the existing lending models.
- DNB published the definitive questions and answers (Q&A) on the recognition of reinsurance contracts under the standard formula and updated Q&A for health insurers on the prohibition of ancillary activities.
- The newsletters contain updated calendars for banks and insurers.
- Banking Newsletter (in Dutch)
- Insurance Newsletter (in Dutch)
- Banking Calendar (PDF in English)
- Insurance Calendar (PDF in Dutch)
Keywords: Europe, Netherlands, Banking, Insurance, Newsletter, QIS Calender, CRR/CRD, BRRD, SRMR, Solvency II, NPLs, 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).