DNB published the banking and insurance newsletters that provide updates on the regulatory developments in the banking and insurance sectors. One of the topics in focus is the feedback report published by Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and DNB on the transition to alternative interest rate benchmarks. The authorities highlight the need to analyze risks related to this transition and take appropriate action while transitioning to the relevant alternative benchmarks as soon as these become available. The newsletters also contain updated calendars for banks and insurers.
Both the newsletters highlight that financial institutions have made further progress in implementing measures under their Brexit plans. This has emerged from the selected follow-up surveys DNB held among banks, insurers, and other institutions. For insurers, other key updates of the month include the following:
- From October 17, 2019, an application for approval of a portfolio transfer between insurers can be submitted via Digital Counter Supervision Desk (Digitaal Loket Toezicht, or DLT). This makes communications between insurer and DNB more efficient and safer.
- Insurers must submit a Regular Supervisory Report, or RSR, to DNB at least once every three years, unless DNB requests a higher frequency. This reporting obligation is laid down in the Solvency II regulations. A full Regular Supervisory Report is required to be submitted in 2019.
- Banking Newsletter (in English)
- Banking Calendar (PDF in English)
- Insurance Newsletter (in Dutch)
- Insurance Calendar (PDF in Dutch)
Keywords: Europe, Netherlands, Banking, Insurance, Newsletter, QIS Calendar, Brexit, Solvency II, Interest Rate Benchmarks, Reporting, AFM, 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.