HKMA announced that the quarterly countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) ratio requirement remained unchanged at 1.0% for banks in Hong Kong. HKMA also issued the final revised templates and completion instructions of the Return of Capital Adequacy Ratio (Form MA(BS)3) and the Return of Assets and Liabilities (Form MA(BS)1). Key changes since the last version in use have been highlighted for ease of reference. Reporting institutions should submit the two revised returns to HKMA, via the STET system, starting from the position as of June 30, 2021. HKMA plans to issue a separate circular to inform the industry about the relevant revisions in respect of the Return of Leverage Ratio (Form MA(BS)27), the Return of Large Exposures (Form MA(BS)28), and the disclosure templates or tables.
Keywords: Asia Pacific, Hong Kong, Banking, Counterparty Credit Risk, Capital Adequacy Ratio, Reporting, Leverage Ratio, Basel, CCyB, Regulatory Capital, Large Exposures, Disclosures, HKMA
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