BOT published a circular that sets out guidelines on releasing liquidity for unit holders of fixed income mutual funds. The circular includes questions and answers (Q&As) related to the guidelines. BOT deems it appropriate to specify a guideline in the event that financial institutions wish to release liquidity to customers holding investment units of the fixed-income funds by accepting investment units from such bond funds as collateral. In calculating credit risk-weighted assets, in accordance with the BOT notification regarding "Calculation of Credit Risk-Weighted Assets for Commercial Banks by the Standardized Approach (SA)," financial institutions are able to use the bond fund units as collateral for credit risk mitigation. Additionally, BOT proposed guidelines on digital lending, with the comment period ending on June 30, 2020.
Related Links (in Thai)
- Notification on Guidelines on Releasing Liquidity to Fixed Income Mutual Funds Holders
- Circular on Guidelines on Releasing Liquidity to Fixed Income Mutual Funds Holders (PDF)
- Consultation on Guidelines on Digital Lending
Comment Due Date: June 30, 2020
Keywords: Asia Pacific, Thailand, Banking, Q&A, Collateral, Bond Issuance, Standardized Approach, Credit Risk, Digital Lending, Fintech, Basel, Regulatory Capital, BOT
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