DNB published the banking and insurance newsletters. The newsletters cover the Supervision Outlooks for banks and insurers, with focus in the banking sector being on business model and profitability, operational risks, digitization, the fight against financial and economic crime, and sustainability. The banking newsletter contains the updated QIS calendar for banks.
The newsletters highlight post-Brexit it remains unclear how the future relationship between the EU and the UK will be shaped after 2020. It is, therefore, important that banks and insurers to prepare for this because, from 2021, bottlenecks can arise in cross-border services between the EU and the UK. The insurance newsletter, in specific, highlights that, in 2020, DNB will conduct research into risk management by insurers in the context of Pillar 2 (governance and risk management). DNB will use the thematic review to assess whether the manner in which insurers implement the entire set of requirements from Pillar 2 of Solvency II is appropriate for their risk profile. DNB also aims to look at risks in the areas of climate change, cyber risks, and low interest rates in the 2020 study. Additionally, in 2020, DNB will strive to achieve convergence within Europe with regard to the supervision of internal models, operational and cyber risks, supervision of cross-border activities, and the use of data and technology by national supervisors.
Keywords: Europe, Netherlands, Banking, Insurance, Solvency II, Supervision Outlook 2020, Pillar 2, Brexit, DNB
In a letter addressed to the industry, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) set out an updated schedule of policy priorities for the banking, insurance, and superannuation industries.
The European Commission (EC) adopted a comprehensive review package of Solvency II rules in the European Union.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued Versions 1.0 of the "Earnings" and "Regulatory Reporting" booklets of the Comptroller's Handbook.
The European Central Bank (ECB) published results of its economy-wide climate stress test, which aimed to assess the resilience of non-financial corporates and euro area banks to climate risks.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report on the use of digital platforms in the banking and payments sector in European Union.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published updates on the policy measures that were announced in context of the ongoing pandemic.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), along with several other associations, submitted a joint response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) consultation on preliminary proposals for the prudential treatment of cryptoasset exposures.
BIS published the September issue of the Quarterly Review, which contains special features that analyze the rapid rise in equity funding for financial technology firms, the effectiveness of policy measures in response to pandemic, and the evolution of international banking.
The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS) met in September 2021 and reviewed climate-related financial risks, discussed impact of digitalization, and welcomed efforts by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation to develop a common set of sustainability reporting standards
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a Cease and Desist Order against MUFG Union Bank for deficiencies in technology and operational risk governance.