MB okays the adoption of NSFR for U/KBs


By Rose de la Cruz


Universal and commercial banks (U/KBs) will now have to adopt the Net Table Funding Ratio (NFSR), a measure on the stability of a bank to fund its liquidity needs over one year.


This new measure complements the Liquidity Coverage Ration (LCR) which covers a shorter period of over 30 days in which a bank shall hold sufficient high quality liquid assets (HQLAs) that can be easily converted into cash to service their liquidity requirements.


Both ratios are aimed at strengthening the ability of banks to withstand liquidity stress and promote resilience of the banking sector.


Recognizing the importance of proportionality in its supervision approach, the BSP requires only U/KBs and select types of U/KB subsidiaries to comply with the LCR and NSFR standards.


The smaller institutions comprising of stand-alone thrift banks, rural banks, cooperative banks, and quasi-banks (QBs) are subject to the Minimum Liquidity Ratio (MLR) requirement which better suits their simpler liquidity risk profile.


The NSFR provides an indicator on the availability of funding for an institution’s activities represented by its assets and off-balance sheet exposures. It provides a view of liquidity requirements over one year.


Beginning 1 January 2019, the covered institutions shall maintain an NSFR of 100 percent on both solo and consolidated bases.


To ensure a smooth transition to this new prudential standard and to allow prompt assessment and calibration of the components of the NSFR, the BSP is adopting an observation period of six months from July 1 to December 31, 2018.


During this period, the covered institutions that will not meet the prescribed minimum ratio are required to submit a funding plan or actions that will be taken to improve their funding profile and comply with the requirement.


Once the minimum ratio is implemented in 2019, breaches in the ratio will be dealt with using the tools in the BSP’s menu of supervisory enforcement framework taking into account the persistence and gravity of the breach.


The NSFR is part of the Basel III reform package issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). Over the years, the BSP has introduced various liquidity reforms to improve the banking sector’s ability to absorb liquidity stress thus, lessening the risk of spillover from the financial sector to the real economy.


These reforms include the revised guidelines on liquidity risk management for banks and QBs, followed by the introduction of the amended LCR framework and the MLR.

Like us in Facebook


Latest News

NEDA asks farmers to plant special rice varieties

  By Rose de la Cruz   The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is encouraging farmers to increase their production of special... Read More...
UBS gears for sustainability in its global operations

  By Rose de la Cruz   UBS, the leading investment in the Philippines and consistently ranked top 2 among international investment banks, is... Read More...
Bong still unsure of Senate run

Should he stay or should he go?  This is the question that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is trying to answer and... Read More...
IMAGE In the know: Solar Philippines

Solar Philippines is currently the country’s – and Southeast Asia’s – largest solar-energy company. Founded in August 2013 by Leandro... Read More...
Stupid Name Giver and Other Laughs

Stupid Name Giver Late one night, a burglar broke into a house. While he was sneaking around he heard a voice say, "Jesús is watching you."  He... Read More...
Confession Code and other laughs

Confession Code AN old priest who became sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery said one Sunday, in the pulpit,"If I... Read More...

Photo courtesy of Top Gear Philippines Officials of motorcycle-sharing service company Angkas must be grinning all the way to the bank. After a... Read More...

MABUTI naman at tuluyan ng nagpasiya ang pamahalaan na sampahan ng karampatang kaso ang mga sangkot sa kontrobersyal na Dengvaxia anti-dengue... Read More...

Our Guests

This week3429
This month21839

Visitor Info

  • Your IP:

Who Is Online


Wednesday, 26 June 2019
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.