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APRA releases response to consultation on minor amendments to the definition of significant financial institution

Wednesday 20 July 2022

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released a response to its cross-industry consultation on minor amendments to align and centralise the definition of a significant financial institution (SFI) within the prudential framework. 

The letter to industry, prudential standards and non-confidential submissions are available on the APRA website at: Proportionality and significant financial institutions.

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, mutuals, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding around $9 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.