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2022

The threshold for notifing net short positions is lowered

2022-01-27 | ESMA News Markets

The notification threshold is permanently lowered from 0.2 per cent to 0.1 per cent.

Postponed maintenance of the TRS 2 system

2022-01-24 | News Reporting Markets

TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance on Monday the 31 January.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2022-01-19 | News Reporting Markets

TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance on Monday the 24 January.

Management team expands

2022-01-14 | News About FI

As of 1 March, HR will become its own office and report directly to FI’s director general. Following this change, HR Director Karolina Lirón Källåker will become an executive director and join FI’s management team.

Susanna Grufman new executive director of Markets

2022-01-13 | News About FI Consumer

On 1 February, Susanna Grufman will become the executive director of FI’s Markets section. She will continue to serve as the deputy director general and maintain responsibility for consumer protection matters.

2021

Application for administrator authorisation – STIBOR may continue to be used while FI evaluates the application

2021-12-27 | BMR News Markets

Swedish Financial Benchmark Facility AB (SFBF) submitted an application to Finansinspektionen (FI) on 27 December 2021 to become an authorised administrator in accordance with the EU’s Benchmark Regulation (BMR).

Recommended actions in the event STIBOR is no longer provided

2021-12-17 | BMR News Markets

The Swedish Bankers’ Association published a recommendation yesterday on the actions users of the STIBOR reference rate should take if STIBOR were no longer provided. Finansinspektionen (FI) would therefore like to clarify how we will issue statements, if necessary, in the event STIBOR ceases to be provided.

FI leaves the countercyclical buffer rate unchanged

In accordance with its assessment in the most recent stability report, FI is leaving 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 0 per cent.

Updates in reporting AML

New reporting questions in 2022

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

2021-12-06 | 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.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q3 2021

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 2021.

IMF to assess financial stability in Sweden

2021-11-19 | News Stability Markets

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will conduct a review of the financial sector and the work of the authorities on financial stability, a so-called FSAP (Financial Sector Assessment Program) in 2022. FSAPs are conducted regularly for countries with systemically important financial markets. In its report, the IMF will highlight any flaws and risks in the system and propose measures to deal with them.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance 18 November

2021-11-16 | News Reporting Markets

TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance the 18 November.

The TRS2 test environment closed on Monday for maintenance

2021-10-27 | News Reporting Markets

On Monday, 1 November, the TRS2 test environment will be closed for maintenance.

Incident in the TRS 2 test environment resolved

2021-10-22 | News Reporting Markets

The incident entailing missing or incomplete feedback in the TRS2 test environment has been resolved today the 22 October. FF- and FD-files are now generated normally.

FI increases sustainability efforts with new manager

Finansinspektionen (FI) is creating a new position to strengthen its work within sustainability. Johanna Fager Wettergren will be the new Head of Sustainable Finance.

Ongoing incident in the test environment for TRS 2

2021-10-21 | News Reporting

There has been an ongoing incident since 18 October in the test environment for TRS 2. Submitting entities are either not receiving all expected feedback or receiving no feedback at all (neither FF nor FD files). Troubleshooting is in progress.

Children can understand money’s value even without cash

Cash is not necessary for children to understand the value of money. This is the outcome of a study by KTH Royal Institute of Technology that was commissioned by Finansinspektionen (FI). Parents therefore should not let the decreasing use of cash stand in the way of teaching children about money, a knowledge that children need to have for a good understanding of their personal finances as adults.

FI opens investigation into EQT AB

Finansinspektionen has decided to open an investigation into EQT AB for suspected breach of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in conjunction with a delayed disclosure of inside information. FI’s handling of this matter is thus entering a new phase.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2021-09-17 | News Reporting Markets

On Friday, 24 September, until Sunday, 26 September, TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance.

FI reviews EQT’s handling of delayed disclosure

On 7 September, FI received a notification from EQT AB regarding a delayed disclosure of inside information. On 14 September, FI requested that the company submit an account of the circumstances that served as a basis for the delayed disclosure. FI will analyse the response from EQT AB in order to decide if there are grounds for further action.

FI wants the EU to comply with Basel III

During the autumn, the European Commission will publish a proposal for updated capital adequacy rules for banks within the EU. Finansinspektionen (FI) now urges the EU Commission to stick to the Basel III agreement.

New procedures for submission of Key Investor Information Document for foreign UCITS

2021-09-01 | Funds News Markets

Pursuant to Article 93 (7) and (8) of Directive 2009/65/EC, a foreign UCITS established in another Member State authorised for marketing in Sweden must submit to Finansinspektionen annual updates of KIID(s) or updated KIID(s) of share class(es) authorised for distribution in Sweden.

LEI validation in the TRS 2 system is functional again

2021-09-01 | News Reporting Markets

FI has received and input all GLEIF LEI data files that were missing in the TRS 2 system due to an incident that occurred at ESMA during the period 2021-08-10–2021-08-27.

The TRS 2 system has an ongoing IT incident

2021-08-25 | ESMA News Reporting

ESMA has had an ongoing IT incident since 10 August 2021 that has prevented it from delivering to national supervisory authorities LEI reference data files for transaction validation.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q2 2021

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 2021.

Proposal to repeal regulations regarding MREL reporting

FI proposes that the regulations (FFFS 2019:1) regarding periodic reporting of data on the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) be repealed.

Large Swedish banks show resilience in EU stress test

2021-08-02 | EBA News Bank

The five largest Swedish banks are resilient and have the ability to withstand a sharp deterioration in market conditions, based on the stress test conducted by the European Banking Authority (EBA).

FI investigates IT incident at Klarna

2021-07-05 | News Bank

FI will investigate whether Klarna violated its duty of confidentiality in conjunction with an IT incident in May when the bank’s customers were able for a limited time to access information about one another. This matter will be added to the investigation that FI has already opened into Klarna’s work with information and cyber security.

Macroprudential measures subdue household loans

2021-06-30 | Mortgage News Stability

The mortgage cap and amortisation requirements have had intended effect and subdued household debt. They are slowing a scenario where new mortgagors borrow more, taking larger loans in relation to the value of the home or their income. These are the conclusions of Finansinspektionen’s (FI) evaluation of the macroprudential measures implemented in Sweden.

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