News

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2023

ESRB issues a recommendation on vulnerabilities in the commercial real estate sector

2023-01-25 | ESRB News Stability

The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), the EU’s macroprudential overseer, has issued a general recommendation on risks linked to vulnerabilities in the commercial real estate (CRE) markets in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The recommendation calls for improved monitoring of such risks to the financial system, along with both micro- and macroprudential policy measures to address identified vulnerabilities where necessary.

Large increase in suspected cases of investment fraud in 2022

2023-01-24 | Frauds News Consumer

Despite the contracting economy and the uncertainty in both the Swedish economy and the world in general, investment fraud was on the rise last year. In 2022, FI issued 3,471 warnings – 25 per cent more than in 2021. One new observation during the year is that fraudsters more frequently demand payment in bitcoin to avoid detection.

Correction of TRS 2 validation

2023-01-20 | News Reporting Markets

All submitting entities that received incorrect validations with error codes CON-070 and CON-160 may now resend the incorrectly rejected transactions.

New design

2023-01-17 | News

We have updated the design of our start page and several other pages. Much of the content on the pages has stayed the same, but some things have been given a new name and location.

Authorisation as an administrator of STIBOR – FI assesses that the application is complete

2023-01-02 | BMR News Markets

Swedish Financial Benchmark Facility AB 's (SFBF) application to become an authorised administrator of STIBOR in accordance with the EU’s Benchmark Regulation (BMR) has of 2 January 2023 been assessed to be complete.

2022

Greatest risk for repayment problems at so-called instant loan firms

2022-12-21 | News Consumer

One out of six who borrow from a consumer credit institution, previously called instant loan firms, receives a collection notice. Among all lenders, one out of five unsecured loans was approved for a person who does not have any money left after paying their monthly subsistence costs. Given the expected economic development – high inflation and higher interest rates – this percentage could increase to every third borrower. All of these observations indicate that credit assessments are insufficient. This is the conclusion of a consumer credit survey that FI is presenting today.

FI maintains level of systemic risk buffer for major banks

The three major banks, SEB, Handelsbanken and Swedbank, will continue to maintain a systemic risk buffer of 3 per cent at group level. This decision was made following FI’s biennial review of the systemic risk buffer in accordance with the European Capital Requirements Directive.

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.

A strategy to prevent greenwashing

Finansinspektionen will prevent greenwashing in the financial sector through preventive measures and supervisory activities. Today, in a new report that is submitted to the government, FI presents a strategy to prevent greenwashing.

Therese Östling Waller new HR director

2022-11-30 | News About FI

Therese Östling Waller is currently the HR manager at SVT. Therese has extensive experience within HR, including from the Swedish Public Employment Service, where she was head of the HR department for several years.

Macro-based stress tests of Swedish banks: results and method, Autumn 2022

Major Swedish banks demonstrate considerable resilience in the stress test Finansinspektionen (FI) conducted in 2022. The test identifies the potential effects on the five largest Swedish banks’ financial positions when interest rates and inflation increase. This memorandum (only available in Swedish) describes the method behind the stress test and its results.

Capital requirements of Swedish banks as of Q3 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 Q3 2022.

TRS 2 system closed on Wednesday, 23 November

2022-11-21 | News Reporting Markets

The TRS 2 system will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, 23 November. It will be possible to submit TR files, but feedback will not be sent until after the maintenance is completed.

Susanna Grufman takes over as acting director general

2022-11-21 | News About FI

Susanna Grufman has been the deputy director general since March 2020 in addition to her role as executive director for Markets. She will take over today, 21 November, as acting director general as Erik Thedéen steps down from his role as director general to become the head of the central bank.

Improperly issued error codes CON-070 and CON-160 may occur in the TRS 2 validation

2022-11-08 | News Reporting Markets

From around the 26:th of October it has occurred that Buyer and Seller LEI have been wrongly validated, which has resulted in improperly issued error codes CON-070 and CON-160.

The TRS 2 system’s test environment will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, 9 November

2022-11-02 | News Reporting Markets

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

New operational section for payments and preparedness

2022-10-28 | News About FI

FI will create a new operational section to focus on payments and preparedness.

Reciprocation of Norwegian systemic risk buffer

2022-10-28 | News Stability Bank

Finansinspektionen has reciprocated the Norwegian systemic risk buffer.

TRS 2 system closed on Wednesday, 5 October

2022-09-30 | News Reporting Markets

The TRS 2 system will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, 5 October.

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.