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Listed below are all pending regulatory actions for which WOCCU intends to submit a Comment Letter. The listed date is the date by which Comments are due to the respective agency.  All Comment Letters filed by WOCCU can be viewed on the Comments & Position Papers tab. Comments filed by the European Network of Credit Unions can be found here.

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Agency Pending Comment Letters Due Date
European Commission Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services - Review of EU Rules June 25, 2022
IFRS General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-related Financial Information July 29, 2022
IFRS Climate-related Disclosures July 29, 2022
Financial Action Task Force Call for advice to the European Banking Authority (EBA) regarding the review of Directive 2014/17/EU1 (Mortgage Credit Directive) August 1, 2022
European Commission Payment Services - Review of EU Rules August 2, 2022
European Commission Open finance framework – enabling data sharing and third party access in the financial sector August 2, 2022
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Prudential Treatment of Banks' Cryptoasset Exposures September 30, 2022
 

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Central Banks Highlight Ways to Tackle Post-Pandemic Private Debt Build-up

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Bank of International Settlements

A new report from the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS), a central bank forum for examining risks to financial stability, hosted by the Bank for International Settlements, highlights that the rise in private sector debt during the Covid-19 crisis was associated with borrowing by weaker businesses and rapid house price growth. However, it finds that the importance of such debt vulnerabilities differs substantially across countries, depending on factors such as the strength of the economic recovery and the health of the financial system.  The report suggests ways that policymakers can tackle debt vulnerabilities in the uncertain post-pandemic macroeconomic environment.

During the Covid-19 crisis, unprecedented policy support prevented debt risks from materializing. But misperceptions about the prospects for similar support in future could lead lenders to underprice risk. Where risks are mounting, borrower-focused macroprudential tools such as limits on debt service-to-income ratios, can help to stem the build-up. Where debt vulnerabilities are already high, or might be exposed by the uncertain macroeconomic environment, policymakers should ensure that financial institutions' capital buffers remain sufficient to absorb potential losses.

Key findings from the report are as follows:

  • Private sector borrowing played a key role in supporting economic activity during the pandemic but higher debt could now pose a risk to financial stability and economic growth
  • Emerging vulnerabilities include higher debt among weaker businesses, booming housing markets, and potential misperceptions about the prospects for exceptional policy support that might cause lenders to underprice risks in the future
  • A surge in private sector borrowing helped to moderate the severity of the Covid-19 economic downturn. Yet, it also shone a spotlight on the risks that high debt can pose to financial stability and macroeconomic performance, according to a new report.

A copy of the report can be viewed here.



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