FI decided on 27 April not to change the countercyclical buffer rate. The buffer rate of two per cent, which has applied since 19 March 2017, shall thus continue to apply.
FI has changed its procedures for how focus decisions regarding the countercyclical buffer rate are made. As a result of this change, a focus decision will only be made in the future when FI is considering changing the buffer rate. The focus decision will then be made at the beginning of the quarter and the final decision at the end of the quarter. Otherwise, no focus decision will be made.