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2022

TRS 2 closed 28 september

2022-09-20 | News Reporting Markets

The FTP server for the TRS 2 system will not be available on 28 September 2022 due to a change in certificate.

The TRS 2 system’s test environment will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, 21 September

2022-09-16 | News Reporting Markets

It will be possible to submit TR files, but feedback will be sent first after the maintenance has been completed.

FI leaves the countercyclical buffer rate unchanged

FI leaves the countercyclical buffer rate unchanged. The buffer rate of 2 per cent, which will be applied as of 22 June 2023, shall thus continue to apply. The countercyclical buffer guide is calculated at 0 per cent.

Money remittance provider Moneygram must resolve anti-money laundering deficiencies

The foreign money remittance provider Moneygram International SPRL has not had a sufficient scope in the general risk assessment of its operations in Sweden to its assessment of the risk of being used for money laundering or terrorist financing. Therefore, FI has decided to issue an injunction to Moneygram to resolve the deficiencies by 30 December of this year.

Minutes from the extraordinary meeting of the Financial Stability Council held on 4 September 2022

The minutes from the Financial Stability Council’s extraordinary meeting on 4 September is now available.

Unclear information about sustainable funds

The disclosures provided about funds with sustainable investment as their objective are often unclear. This is the conclusion of an in-depth analysis conducted by Finansinspektionen (FI). In many cases, the disclosures provided in the funds’ prospectuses need to be clearer and more specific.

FI closes investigation into EQT AB

Finansinspektionen has closed an investigation into whether EQT AB was in violation of EU’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) when the company disclosed information on 7 September 2021 regarding a revision of the existing lock-up agreements. FI has closed the investigation.

Test environment for TRS 2 closed 14 september

2022-09-05 | News Reporting Markets

The FTP server for the TRS 2 system's test environment will not be available on 14 September 2022 due to a change in certificate.

The Swedish Financial Stability Council agrees on measures to safeguard financial stability

The Swedish Financial Stability Council agrees on measures to safeguard financial stability. The council met on Sunday the 4th of September for an extraordinary meeting due to the liquidity problems in the market for electricity derivatives.

Do you need insurance for your new TV?

When purchasing a mobile telephone, TV or appliances, for example, you often receive an offer to buy insurance for the newly purchased item. FI will now review whether so-called product insurances create unnecessary costs for customers without providing extra protection.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q2 2022

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 2022.

Decisions regarding reciprocation of macroprudential measures in three EU countries

2022-06-29 | ESRB News Stability

Finansinspektionen has passed decisions concerning reciprocation of macroprudential measures in Lithuania, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Jacob Henriksson new executive director for Administration and Operational Support

2022-06-29 | News About FI

Jacob Henriksson comes most recently from the Swedish Fortifications Agency where he worked for almost five years as CFO and deputy director general.

Erik Thedéen to step down from FI

2022-06-17 | News About FI

Erik Thedéen will step down from his role as director general at FI on 1 January 2023 to become the head of Sweden’s central bank.

FI would like to see data on declined bank accounts

2022-06-09 | News Consumer Bank

Finansinspektionen views seriously the complaints from consumers who have been denied a bank account, and the authority is now encouraging banks to carefully maintain data on how many people are experiencing problems opening an account. This data will give a clearer overview of the situation and help find solutions.

Start of regular publication of aggregate short positions

2022-06-09 | News Markets

Starting today, Finansinspektionen will regularly publish the total of all short positions that must be reported to FI.

It is now possible to update the installed application for periodic reporting

2022-06-07 | News Reporting Markets

Rapporteurs need to update the application for periodic reporting that they have installed locally. The new version is now available to download and install.

FI intends to raise the countercyclical buffer rate to 2 per cent

Finansinspektionen (FI ) intends to raise the countercyclical buffer rate to 2 per cent in Q2 2022.

Operational interruption in TRS 2 for maintenance

2022-05-25 | News Reporting Markets

The TRS 2 system will be closed for maintenance on Tuesday, 31 May, due to the roll-out of the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) updated validation rules.

FI publishes aggregate short positions

2022-05-25 | News Markets

Starting today, and on every Wednesday at 1:00 PM, Finansinspektionen will publish aggregate outstanding short positions.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q1 2022

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 Q1 2022.

FI appoints auditor after IT incident at Swedbank

2022-05-17 | News Stability Consumer

Finansinspektionen (FI) is appointing an auditor to map the IT incident that occured at Swedbank AB during the night between 28 and 29 April and resulted in incorrect balances being shown in customers’ accounts.

Discussion with banks on the right to open payment accounts

2022-05-16 | Fintech News Consumer

Finansinspektionen has invited several banks to a roundtable discussion on Friday, 20 May, on the right to open payment accounts. The background is that the number of complaints FI is receiving from consumers who are being denied a payment account is increasing. Some also have their accounts blocked or closed.

Increased cyber security in the finance sector is needed

2022-05-16 | News Stability Consumer

The financial sector must quickly become better at preventing and handling cyber threats. Customers and society at large must be able to trust that the critical services offered by financial corporations will function even during periods of uncertainty and in the presence of threats. As commissioned by the government, Finansinspektionen (FI) therefore has proposed a number of measures to increase resilience to cyber attacks in the financial sector.

TRS 2 system continues to experience disruptions

2022-05-06 | News Reporting Markets

The TRS 2 system has been experiencing operational disruptions following the technical maintenance performed on Wednesday. Some rapporteurs are having difficulty connecting or not receiving feedback.

TRS 2 closed for maintenance

2022-04-27 | News Reporting Markets

TRS 2 will be closed for maintenance the 4 May.

Finansinspektionen introduces new online tool for applications

2022-04-26 | News Reporting About FI

The objective of the new online tool is to facilitate and streamline the application process at FI. It should be easy to submit an application to Finansinspektionen correctly and difficult to submit an application incorrectly. It will also be possible to track an application through the different stages of FI’s processing. The first applications that can be submitted via the new online tool will be management and owner management suitability assessments, and this module is expected to be operational in the autumn.

FI reviews sustainable funds

Demand for green and sustainable investments is increasing rapidly. This increases the risk of greenwashing, i.e. presenting organisations and products as more sustainable than what they are in reality. Finansinspektionen (FI) will therefore review that the disclosures provided about the funds classified as the most sustainable fulfil the strict requirements placed on them.

Climate-related transition risks must be given priority

2022-04-08 | Sustainability News Bank

The data and methods available for measuring climate-related transition risks are under development. There is a lot of work going on in this area, in the banks and in organisations at national and international level, but it is important that the banks calculate and manage these risks already today. It is no good waiting for better data and fully standardised and harmonised methods to become available. Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) and the Riksbank have jointly applied the Paris Agreement Capital Transit Assessment Tool (PACTA) to measure climate-related transition risks in the banks' credit portfolios. The results show that there are transition risks that banks have to take into account.

Do loyal policyholders pay more?

Insurance companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland raise their premiums more for loyal customers than they do for policyholders who change their provider frequently. Finansinspektionen (FI) will now look more closely at what happens in Sweden for home and auto insurance customers.

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