World Council submitted a comment letter last week on the Basel Committee’s proposed updates to the Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (Core Principles). The Core Principles are global standards for prudential regulation and supervision. Supervisory authorities across the globe use the Core Principles as a benchmark for evaluating the effectiveness of their regulatory and supervisory frameworks. This is the first formal update to the Core Principles since 2012.
In the comment letter, World Council strongly urged the Basel Committee to include more direct language concerning proportionality and communication with national level supervisory authorities. We also highlighted the ongoing challenges of accessing quality correspondent banking services and the disproportionate burden recent guidance on operational resilience, climate, digitization and stress testing will have on credit unions.
World Council has long advocated for clearer language regarding proportional implementation of international standards. It is critical that laws and regulations designed to address the largest international banks posing the greatest risks to the financial markets are appropriately tailored for credit unions serving their local community. While the World Council requested several additions and adjustments to the Core Principles, we are pleased that the Basel Committee’s proposed revisions include several updates favorable to credit unions recognizing proportionality.
A copy of the letter can be viewed here.