HKMA informed the authorized institutions that negative vetting, by the Legislative Council, of the Banking (Capital) (Amendment) Rules 2020 (BCAR) has now expired. The BCAR 2020 will come into operation on June 30, 2021. BCAR 2020 has been published in the Hong Kong Gazette. The amendments in the BCAR 2020 are intended to implement the two BCBS-issued capital standards for treatment of banks' counterparty credit risk exposures to derivatives trades. These standards involve the standardized approach for measuring counterparty credit risk exposures (SA-CCR) and the capital requirements for bank exposures to central counterparties. These standards form a part of the Basel III reform package.
Effective Date: June 30, 2021
Keywords: Asia Pacific, Hong Kong, Banking, BCAR, Basel III, Regulatory Capital, Negative Vetting, Counterparty Credit Risk, SA CCR, Standardized Approach, BCBS, HKMA
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