RBI amended the requirements for computing liquidity coverage ratio of banks. With immediate effect, banks will be permitted to reckon Government securities held by them up to an amount equal to their incremental outstanding credit to non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and Housing Finance Companies (HFCs), over and above the amount of credit to NBFCs and HFCs outstanding on their books as on October 19, 2018, as Level 1 High Quality Liquid Assets (HQLAs) under Facility to Avail Liquidity for Liquidity Coverage Ratio (FALLCR) within the mandatory SLR requirement. This will be in addition to the existing FALLCR of 13% of Net Demand and Time Liabilities (NDTL) and limited to 0.5% of the NDTL of the bank. The additional FALLCR will be available up to December 31, 2018. The single borrower exposure limit for NBFCs that do not finance infrastructure stands increased from 10% to 15% of capital funds, up to December 31, 2018.
BCBS is consulting on two technical amendments to the rules on minimum haircut floors for securities financing transactions, or SFTs.
BIS launched a EUR-denominated, open-ended fund for green bond investments by central banks and official institutions, following the launch of the first BIS green bond fund denominated in USD in September 2019.
EBA announced that it will launch the 2021 EU-wide stress test exercise, with the publication of the macroeconomic scenarios on January 29, 2021.
BoE announced that the reporting entities are no longer required to report Form CX after the fourth quarter of 2020 reference period, with the last collection on January 29, 2021.
ECB published a letter in which the President Christine Lagarde answered questions, from a Member of the European Parliament, on the application of the EU taxonomy on sustainable finance.
PRA published a direction for modification by consent of 5.1 to 5.3 and 5.5 of the Capital Buffers Part of the PRA Rulebook.
BIS Innovation Hub published the work program for 2021, with focus on suptech and regtech, next-generation financial market infrastructure, central bank digital currencies, open finance, green finance, and cyber security.
In an article published by SRB, Mairead McGuinness, the European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability, and Capital Markets Union, discussed the progress and next steps toward completion of the Banking Union.
EBA finalized the two sets of draft regulatory technical standards on the identification of material risk-takers and on the classes of instruments used for remuneration under the Investment Firms Directive (IFD).
EC published, in the Official Journal of the European Union, a notification that the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has published a special report on resolution planning in the Single Resolution Mechanism.