Prudential requirements for banks and mutual societies

Prudential requirements for banks and mutual societies guidance:

A package of legislation intended to reduce risks in the EU banking sector, known as the ‘banking package’, was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 7 June...

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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), consisting of the central banks of governors of the so-called G10 countries (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy,...

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This note provides a legislative history of Basel II which preceded the Basel III reforms. For further information regarding Basel III and CRR and CRD IV, please see CRD...

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This Practice Notice details the background and legislative history in relation to the CRD IV package, the latest package of major reforms to EU legislation on prudential...

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Introduction The financial crisis of 2007-2009 caused a spike in market volatility for which firms were ill-prepared. When the capital markets froze and the market value...

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The implementation of Basel III in Europe saw the replacement of the Banking Consolidation Directive (BCD) and the Capital Adequacy Directive (CAD) (also known as the...

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Background to CRDIV capital buffers Capital buffers originated as a key component of the Basel III capital reforms which were issued in June 2011 and implemented across...

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Definition of Credit Valuation Adjustment After years of relative neglect, the concept of Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) is now at the forefront as an adjustment made...

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Introduction and background The Basel II Accord recognised that operational risk is a major source of actual and potential exposure for banks and identified three...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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What is liquidity? Liquidity describes the requirement that firms should maintain sufficient, easily realisable resources to ensure that there is no significant risk that...

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What is prudential regulation? Prudential regulation requires firms to hold certain amounts of capital, maintain requirements around liquidity and observe...

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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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This Practice Note provides a summary of the internationally recognised requirement for financial institutions, in particular banks and investment firms, to maintain a...

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Background Financial conglomerates are large groups with significant activities in more than one financial sector (banking, investment, insurance). They tend to be...

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Introduction—application of the large exposure requirements Concentration risk is an area of prudential regulation which often throws up confusion. Banks and other market...

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