General Information & Client Service
  • Americas: +1.212.553.1653
  • Asia: +852.3551.3077
  • China: +86.10.6319.6580
  • EMEA: +44.20.7772.5454
  • Japan: +81.3.5408.4100
Media Relations
  • New York: +1.212.553.0376
  • London: +44.20.7772.5456
  • Hong Kong: +852.3758.1350
  • Tokyo: +813.5408.4110
  • Sydney: +61.2.9270.8141
  • Mexico City: +001.888.779.5833
  • Buenos Aires: +0800.666.3506
  • São Paulo: +0800.891.2518
March 16, 2018

FSB published two reports as part of its work to assess and address the decline in correspondent banking relationships: one is a progress report on the FSB action plan to assess and address the decline in correspondent banking and the second report is a stocktake on remittance service providers’ access to banking services. These reports have been delivered to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. FSB also published a short cover note, highlighting key messages to the G20 leaders.

A decline in the number of correspondent banking relationships remains a source of concern for the international community. This is because, in affected jurisdictions, it may impact the ability to send and receive international payments or drive some payment flows underground, with potential adverse consequences on international trade, growth, financial inclusion, and the stability and integrity of the financial system. The following are the key highlights of the two reports:

  • Progress report on FSB action plan. The progress report highlights actions taken to implement the four-point action plan on correspondent banking since the July 2017 update of FSB. The actions include strengthening tools for due diligence by correspondent banks; data collection and analysis; clarifying regulatory expectations, as a matter of priority, including guidance by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and BCBS; and domestic capacity building in jurisdictions that are home to the affected respondent banks. This is the fourth progress report and it follows the earlier reports that were published in August 2016, December 2016, and July 2017.
  • Report on stocktake of remittance service providers’ access to banking services. The report identifies intertwined drivers for the termination of banking services to remittance service providers, including profitability, the perceived high risk of the remittance sector from an anti-money laundering/counter terrorism financing (AML/CFT) perspective, supervision of remittance service providers, and, in some jurisdictions, weak compliance with international standards, particularly those relating to AML/CFT. FSB, Financial Action Task Force, Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, IMF, and World Bank will coordinate to monitor take-up of the recommendations of this stocktake effort and report back to the G20 in July 2019. The report makes 19 recommendations in four areas to address gaps and remaining barriers to banking services by remittance service providers. The four categories of recommendations are:
    • Promoting dialog and communication between the banking and remittance sectors
    • Improving implementation of international standards and oversight of the remittance sector
    • Use of innovation in the remittance sector and its possible role in enabling remittance service providers’ greater access to banking services
    • Technical assistance related to remittances


Related Links

Keywords: International, Banking, Correspondent Banking, Progress Report, Recommendations on Remittances, AML/CFT, FSB

Related Insights

OCC Consults on Amendments to the Stress Testing Rule

OCC issued a proposed rule on the company-run stress testing requirements for national banks and Federal savings associations.

December 18, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

ESAs RTS to Extend Treatment of Covered Bonds to STS Securitization

ESAs published two joint draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) to amend the RTS on the clearing obligation and risk mitigation techniques for non-cleared OTC derivatives.

December 18, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

APRA Authorizes New Restricted Authorized Deposit Taking Institution

APRA announced that it has authorized Xinja Bank Limited as a restricted authorized deposit-taking institution (Restricted ADI) under the Banking Act 1959.

December 18, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

EBA Consults on Amendment to Rule on Benchmarking of Internal Models

EBA published a consultation to amend the Commission Implementing Regulation (2016/2070) on benchmarking of internal models to adjust the benchmarking portfolios and reporting requirements in view of the benchmarking exercise it will carry out in 2020.

December 18, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

US Agencies Propose Derivative Counterparty Credit Exposure Framework

US Agencies (OCC, FED, and FDIC) proposed to implement a new approach for calculating the exposure amount of derivative contracts under the regulatory capital rule.

December 17, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

HKMA Announces Intention to Consult on Updated BCBS Disclosure Rules

HKMA announced that it will consult the industry in due course on the relevant implementation proposal to give effect to the disclosure requirements of the December 2018 package by BCBS.

December 17, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

EBA Finalizes Guidelines on Disclosure of Non-Performing Exposures

EBA published the final guidelines on disclosure of non-performing and forborne exposures.

December 17, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

BDF Issues Validations and Supporting Documents on AnaCredit Reporting

BDF updates the validations (controls) and supporting documents for AnaCredit reporting, including the “Framework for Financial Institutions and Public Administrations."

December 17, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

HKMA Issues and Revises Reporting Forms Under the IRRBB Framework

HKMA issued a revised version of the Supervisory Policy Manual (SPM) IR-1, with an updated title “Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book” (IRRBB).

December 14, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News

EBA Single Rulebook Q&A: Second Update for December 2018

EBA published answers to six questions under the Single Rulebook question and answer (Q&A) updates for this week.

December 14, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 2351