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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released proposed revisions to its counterparty credit risk framework for ADIs.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released a response to submissions paper to the consultation, begun in December 2016, to apply APRA’s cross-industry Prudential Standard CPS 220 Risk Management (CPS 220) to private health insurers.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released for consultation a discussion paper on proposed revisions to the capital framework for mutually owned authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) to enable them to directly issue Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital instruments.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released final guidance on successor fund transfers and wind-ups for APRA-regulated superannuation trustees (RSE licensees), after a period of consultation with the superannuation industry.1

APRA announces ‘unquestionably strong’ capital benchmarks

•The four major Australian banks need to have CET1 capital ratios of at least 10.5 per cent to meet the ‘unquestionably strong’ benchmark
•APRA will set prudential standards to achieve this outcome by effectively increasing requirements for all IRB banks by the equivalent of around 150 basis points
•For other ADIs, the effective increase in capital requirements to meet the ‘unquestionably strong’ benchmark will be around 50 basis points
•All ADIs are expected to meet the new benchmarks by 1 January 2020

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its National Claims and Policies Database reports for the year ending 31 December 2016.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today announced the appointment of two new Executive General Managers (EGMs) to its senior executive team. These appointments complete APRA’s transition to a new organisational structure that comes into effect from 1 July 2017.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released Quarterly Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) Performance publication for the March 2017 quarter.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released Quarterly Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) Property Exposures for the March 2017 quarter.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication and the Quarterly MySuper Statistics report for the March quarter 2017.

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