Finanssivalvonta

Credit institutions’ additional capital requirements to ease in accordance with FIN-FSA Board’s preliminary decision

Share

The Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) decided on 17 March 2020 to ease the macroprudential buffer requirements. The notification period in accordance with EU regulation concerning this decision has now expired.

On 17 March 2020, the Board of the FIN-FSA adopted a preliminary decision to remove the additional capital requirement determined on the basis of the structural characteristics of the financial system (systemic risk buffer) from Finnish credit institutions. The FIN-FSA Board also decided to lower the additional capital requirement for other systemically important institutions (O-SII) in the case of OP Financial Group.

The final decision to ease the requirements was taken on 6 April 2020 and entered into force immediately. The aim of the decision is to mitigate the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the stability of the financial markets and promote credit institutions’ ability to finance the economy.

The FIN-FSA will closely monitor that banks use the positive effects of these measures to mitigate the impact of the crisis and not to channel them into the payment of dividends or performance bonuses.

Appendix

The Board’s final decision on the application of macroprudential instruments (pdf)

Keywords

Contacts

For further information, please contact:
Marja Nykänen, Chair of the Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority, tel. +358 9 183 2007

About Finanssivalvonta

Finanssivalvonta
Finanssivalvonta
PL 103, Snellmaninkatu 6
00100 Helsinki

09 183 51https://www.finanssivalvonta.fi/

Finanssivalvonta, or the Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA), is the authority for supervision of Finland’s financial and insurance sectors. The entities supervised by the authority include banks, insurance and pension companies as well as other companies operating in the insurance sector, investment firms, fund management companies and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. We foster financial stability and confidence in the financial markets and enhance protection for customers, investors and the insured.

Subscribe to releases from Finanssivalvonta

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Finanssivalvonta by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Finanssivalvonta

Makrovakauspäätös: Asuntolainojen lainakattoa kevennetään, luottolaitosten muuttuva lisäpääomavaatimus säilyy ennallaan 0,0 prosentissa29.6.2020 14:00:00 EESTTiedote

Finanssivalvonnan johtokunta palauttaa asuntolainojen lainakaton perustasolle 90 prosenttiin muille kuin ensiasunnonostajille. Päätöksellä tuetaan asuntomarkkinoiden toimintaa koronapandemian seurauksena muuttuneessa taloustilanteessa. Johtokunta ei aseta muuttuvaa lisäpääomavaatimusta pankeille ja muille luottolaitoksille.

Makrotillsynsbeslut: Bolånetaket mildras, det kontracykliska buffertkravet för kreditinstitut hålls oförändrat på nivån 0,0 procent29.6.2020 14:00:00 EESTTiedote

Finansinspektionens direktion återställer bolånetaket på basnivån 90 % för andra än förstagångsköpare. Genom beslutet stöds verksamheten på bostadsmarknaden i det förändrade ekonomiska läget till följd av coronapandemin. Direktionen ställer inte något kontracykliskt buffertkrav för banker och andra kreditinstitut.

Macroprudential decision: Residential mortgage loan cap to be relaxed, countercyclical capital buffer rate remains unchanged at 0.0 percent29.6.2020 14:00:00 EESTPress release

The Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) is restoring the loan cap for residential mortgage loans other than first-home loans to the standard level of 90%. This decision supports the proper functioning of the housing market in an economic environment altered by the coronavirus pandemic. The Board will not impose a countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) requirement on banks and other credit institutions.

Finanssivalvonta on määrännyt seuraamusmaksun Evli-Rahastoyhtiö Oy:lle liputusilmoituksen viivästymisestä16.6.2020 12:09:19 EESTTiedote

Finanssivalvonta on määrännyt 45 000 euron suuruisen seuraamusmaksun Evli-Rahastoyhtiö Oy:lle, sillä yhtiö ei ole noudattanut arvopaperimarkkinalaissa säädettyä määräaikaa huomattavien omistus- ja ääniosuuksien ilmoittamiselle. Liputusilmoitus on tehtävä ilman aiheetonta viivytystä, ja tässä tapauksessa liputusilmoitus viivästyi 20 kaupankäyntipäivällä.

FIN-FSA imposes penalty payment on Evli Fund Management Company Ltd for delay in notification of major holdings16.6.2020 12:09:19 EESTPress release

The Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) has imposed a penalty payment of EUR 45,000 on Evli Fund Management Company Ltd for failure to comply with the deadline laid down in the Securities Markets Act for notifying major shareholdings and proportions of voting rights. The notification must be made without undue delay, whereas in this case the delay was 20 trading days.

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom