OSFI proposed revisions to the Basel Capital Adequacy Reporting (BCAR) and leverage requirements returns for the 2023 reporting, with the comment period ending on July 09, 2021. The proposed revisions to the BCAR and leverage requirements returns reflect the regulatory changes (proposed in March 2021) to introduce the latest and final round of Basel III reforms into the capital, leverage, and liquidity requirements as well as the related disclosure guidelines for banks. The proposed revisions to the BCAR and leverage requirements returns also include requirements applicable to small and medium-size deposit-taking institutions (SMSBs).
The BCAR regulatory return will transition to XML filing format from the current “.dat” filing format, effective for the first quarter of 2023 filing and subsequent periods. The transition is driven by the upcoming changes to the BCAR regulatory return and to support system scalability and enhancements. OSFI will support this transition by providing clear specifications, guidance, and tools (for example, XML/XSD files, technical specifications, and instructions). OSFI also published the revised reporting manuals for BCAR and leverage requirements returns. The BCAR return collects data and details on the calculation of the risk-based capital ratio of the reporting institution. For domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs), the return also collects data used to calculate the risk-based Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) ratio of the reporting D-SIB, along with the details of the calculation. The leverage requirements return covers the leverage ratio of the reporting institution, along with details of the calculation. Both the returns are required to be completed on a quarterly fiscal basis and filed within 30 days of fiscal quarter-end.
- Summary of Proposed Changes to BCAR Return
- Draft Changes to BCAR Return (XLSX)
- Draft Changes to Leverage Requirements Return (XLSX)
- BCAR Reporting Manual
- Leverage Requirements Return Reporting Manual
Comment Due Date: July 09, 2021
Keywords: Americas, Canada, Banking, BCAR, Basel, Reporting, Regulatory Capital, Credit Risk, Leverage Ratio, OSFI
PRA proposed rules (in CP12/21) for the application of existing consolidated prudential requirements to financial holding companies and mixed financial holding companies that have been approved or designated in accordance with Part 12B of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).
ECB Banking Supervision announced that euro area banks it directly supervises may continue to exclude certain central bank exposures from the leverage ratio until March 2022.
OSFI decided to increase the Domestic Stability Buffer from 1.00% to 2.50% of total risk-weighted assets, with effect from October 31, 2021.
HKMA is requesting banks to participate in a tech baseline assessment, which forms part of the HKMA Fintech 2025 strategy.
OSFI published two documents to consult on the management of operational risk capital data for institutions required, or for those applying, to use the Basel III standardized approach for operational risk capital in Canada.
The NGFS Study Group on Biodiversity and Financial Stability published a Vision paper exploring the case for action in addressing the financial stability concerns arising from biodiversity loss.
ACPR published the final version of CREDITIMMO 2.3.0 taxonomy for the decree of October 31, 2021.
EC, has approved, under the EU State Aid rules, the fourth prolongation of the Italian guarantee scheme to facilitate the securitization of non-performing loans.
ECB published Guideline 2021/975, which amends Guideline ECB/2014/31, on the additional temporary measures relating to Eurosystem refinancing operations and eligibility of collateral.
EIOPA published a report, from the Consultative Expert Group on Digital Ethics, that sets out artificial intelligence governance principles for an ethical and trustworthy artificial intelligence in the insurance sector in EU.