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2021

Low income the greatest risk factor for loans leading to debt with the Swedish Enforcement Authority

2021-05-12 | News Consumer

One fifth of all debts with the Swedish Enforcement Authority come from loans. And people with low incomes run the greatest risk of suffering repayment problems. Repayment problems often start with life events such as unemployment or illness. This is shown by a new analysis from Finansinspektionen (FI), the Swedish Consumer Agency and the Swedish Enforcement Authority.

TRS2 Test environment will be closed 19 May

2021-05-11 | News Reporting Markets

On Wednesday, 19 May, the test environment of the TRS 2 system will be closed for maintenance.

Appointment of FI’s Director General has been extended

2021-04-29 | News About FI

The Government has decided to extend Erik Thedéen’s employment as director general and head of Finansinspektionen by three years.

FI introduces new reporting system

2021-04-26 | News Reporting Markets

FI has decided to replace several of our existing reporting systems with a new system with the aim of better meeting current and future legal requirements and enhancing user-friendliness for the companies that report via the systems. The new reporting system, FIDAC, will be used for both periodic and event-driven reporting.

New memorandum and level of the countercyclical buffer rate

Today Finansinspektionen (FI) publishes a new memorandum, describing its approach for setting the countercyclical buffer rate. FI also leave the countercyclical buffer rate unchanged. The buffer rate of 0 per cent, which was applied starting on 16 March 2020, shall thus continue to apply. The countercyclical buffer guide is set at 2.1 per cent.

Temporary lowering of notification threshold expires

2021-03-15 | ESMA News Reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has decided not to renew its decision to temporarily lower the notification threshold for when net short positions are to be notified to the relevant national competent authority.

FI clarifies obligations for third-party payment service providers

2021-03-03 | PSD 2 Fintech News

Finansinspektionen would like to clarify the obligations of third-party payment service providers when gathering information about bank customers’ payment accounts via digital interfaces. FI has also contacted the banks and reminded them about their obligations as an account servicing payment service provider (ASPSP).

IOSCO takes important step towards global sustainability disclosure

An important step has now been taken towards a global standard for sustainability reporting. The Board of Directors of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) voted during its meeting yesterday for IOSCO to actively work to achieve a unified and comparable global standard for sustainability disclosure. IOSCO’s work in this area is being carried out within the work group led by Finansinspektionen’s Director General Erik Thedéen.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q4 2020

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the largest Swedish banks and credit institutions that belong to supervisory categories 1 and 2 as of the end of Q4 2020.

Don’t be fooled again

2021-02-01 | News Consumer

Have you been the victim of investment fraud? Then there is a risk that you will be targeted again. You might be contacted with new investment offers, or you might receive a fake offer to help recover previous losses. Sometimes these offers come right after the first fraud, but other times they come several years later.

Clarification of Finansinspektionen's sanction decision against Nasdaq Clearing AB

2021-01-29 | News EMIR Markets

By its decision of 26 January 2021, Finansinspektionen (FI) issued Nasdaq Clearing AB a warning for serious deficiencies in its operations. According to the decision, Nasdaq Clearing must also pay an administrative fine of SEK 300 million.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2021-01-18 | News Reporting Markets

On Tuesday, 26 January, TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance.

2020

Households’ finances and financial literacy 2020

Single-adult households with children continue to have a more difficult financial situation than other households. FI has measured households’ financial literacy and found that it has improved in almost all areas compared to previous surveys.

Maintenance of TRS2 system planned for beginning of January 2021 in conjunction with Brexit

2020-12-17 | Brexit ESMA News

Due to Brexit, ESMA will have a maintenance window from 31 December 2020 through (preliminarily) 7 January 2021.

US central bank joins NGFS

FI welcomes the Federal Reserve to the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), which celebrates its third anniversary today.

Reminder: what a hard Brexit will entail

2020-12-15 | Brexit News Markets

What will happen in the event that the transition period ends without an agreement between the EU and the UK.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q3 2020

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the largest Swedish banks and credit institutions that belong to supervisory categories 1 and 2 as of the end of Q3 2020.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) decided on 24 November not to change the countercyclical buffer rate. The buffer rate of 0 per cent, which was applied starting on 16 March 2020, shall thus continue to apply. The countercyclical buffer guide is set at 1.7 per cent.

European Commission approves extension of the risk weight floor for Swedish mortgages

2020-11-18 | ESRB Mortgage EBA

The European Commission has announced that it does not intend to object to FI's intention to extend the current risk weight floor for Swedish mortgages. This means that FI may implement the measure.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2020-10-09 | News Reporting Markets

On Friday, 16 October, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance.

The new Short Selling Register is launched today

2020-10-05 | News Reporting Markets

Today, FI launches a new Short Selling Register for significant net short positions.

FI proposes amended rules and a change in the application of banks’ capital requirements

FI is proposing regulatory amendments and a change in the application of capital requirements for Swedish banks in order to adapt to the EU’s so-called banking package.

New reporting system for short selling is launched today

2020-09-24 | News Reporting Markets

Today, FI launches a new reporting system for the reporting of net short positions: the Short Selling Online Reporting tool.

New reporting system for short selling to be launched this week

2020-09-21 | News Reporting Markets

This week, FI will launch a new reporting system for the reporting of net short positions: the Short Selling Online Reporting tool.

FI confirms investigation into Swedbank

Swedbank has written in a press release that FI is investigating potential breaches of the Market Abuse Act. Given that the company has chosen to disclose information about the investigation, FI confirms that the information is correct. FI has opened an investigation.

Decision regarding the countercyclical buffer rate

Finansinspektionen (FI) decided on 9 September not to change the countercyclical buffer rate. The buffer rate of 0 per cent, which was applied starting on 16 March 2020, shall thus continue to apply. The countercyclical buffer guide is set at 1.3 per cent.

Reminder: New log-in method for periodic reporting replaces reporting card

2020-09-03 | News Reporting

Finansinspektionen would like to remind rapporteurs that FI has introduced a new log-in method for periodic reporting filed via an application on the computer that previously required a card and card reader. The new method requires users to log in using Bank ID.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q2 2020

Finansinspektionen publishes the capital requirements of the largest Swedish banks and credit institutions that belong to supervisory categories 1 and 2 as of the end of Q2 2020.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2020-08-24 | News Reporting Markets

On Friday, 28 August, TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance.

New log-in method for periodic reporting replaces reporting card

2020-08-20 | News Reporting

Finansinspektionen has introduced a new log-in method for periodic reporting filed via an application on the computer that previously required a card and card reader. The new method requires users to log in using Bank ID.

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