March 29, 2019

BaFin is consulting on the revised circular on interest rate risk in banking book (IRRBB). The revisions related to additional interest rate scenarios and changes to foreign currency aggregation, a maturity-based interest floor, and the consideration of non-performing receivables. The circular will be available for consultation until April 30, 2019.

This circular specifies the requirements that apply to institutions for the application of a sudden and unexpected interest rate change to be specified by the national supervisory authority. The draft of the new circular is related to the EBA "guidelines for managing the interest rate risk on transactions in the banking book," which were published in 2015. The circular implements the current EBA Guidelines in such a way that institutions do not have to make any adjustments following the forthcoming publication of the new Capital Requirements Directive (CRD V) and Regulation (CRR II).

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Comment Due Date: April 30, 2019

Keywords: Europe, Germany, Banking, IRRBB, CRR, CRD, Basel III, Interest Rate Risk, BaFin