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APRA approves ING Bank (Australia) Limited to use internal models to calculate regulatory capital

Monday 19 March 2018

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today announced that it has granted approval to ING Bank (Australia) Limited to begin using its internal models to determine its regulatory capital requirements for credit and market risk, commencing from the quarter ended 30 June 2018.

ING is the first authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) to be accredited since APRA revised the accreditation process in 2015. Consistent with suggestions from the 2014 Financial System Inquiry, APRA’s changes were intended to make the process more accessible for ADIs to achieve accreditation, without weakening the overall standards that advanced accreditation requires.

APRA continues to engage with other ADIs seeking accreditation to use internal models for calculating regulatory capital requirements.

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.