Macroprudential decision: Systemically important banks in Finland designated and additional capital requirements imposed on them

Today the Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority designated four credit institutions as systemically and, for these credit institutions, an additional capital requirement was imposed. Read more

When is customer identification necessary?

Banks, insurance companies or other companies operating in the sector must identify their customers prior to commencement of the customer relationship. In addition, a customer must be identified and his/her identity verified if the underlying business transaction deviates from the ordinary or the service provider is suspicious of the origin or use of the funds. A customer must also be identified if the service provider suspects the veracity of previously obtained customer due diligence data. Enhanced customer due diligence requirements need to be complied with if the customer is a politically exposed person or a family member or close associate of such a person. Read more

Market Abuse Regulation influences ongoing disclosure obligation

In our Market newsletter 1/2015, we discuss the key changes occasioned by the Market Abuse Regulation. Current regulatory initiatives from ESMA are also presented. Articles other than those pertaining to IFRS enforcement will appear mainly in English. Market newsletter 1/2015 has been published in English on 3 July 2015. Read more



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