ASIC has clarified when a licensee might undertake more or less detailed inquiries and verification steps based on different consumer circumstances and the type of credit being sought.
India’s central bank has issued its final guidelines for ‘on-tap’ licensing of small finance banks, doubling the minimum capital requirement to 2 billion rupees.
New Zealand's big four banks will have to increase capital to 18% of RWAs, and smaller banks to 16% of RWAs. Seven years will be given to implement the changes.
Vietcombank, BIDV, Vietinbank and Agribank are close to minimum capital adequacy requirements and may be forced to stop lending if they are not allowed to increase capital.
The regulator has fixed the minimum net capital for commercial lenders' wealth management subsidiaries at 500 million yuan, and at least 40 percent of the net assets.
The IMF also came out in support of the government’s policies to boost the economy, safeguard financial stability, and combat money laundering and terrorism financing.
Standard Chartered and the four large national bad debt managers are among the firms allowed to sell NPL-backed securities as China looks to expand its 2016 plan to clean up bank balance sheets.
The requirement for small lenders to sell shares in the OTC markets before issuing preferred shares has been removed to allow them to more easily raise capital.
In its latest Financial Stability Review, the MAS highlights pressures on foreign currency liquidity and the potential impacts of a cyber attack on Singapore banks and their service providers.
The proposed revisions aim to align the CVA framework with the final market risk framework, and to adjust the scope of portfolios subject to CVA risk capital requirements.