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Positions and press releases

January 19, 2012 | Basel

When banks say "Thank you"

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) celebrates its centenary this year. The banking centre says "Thank you" to Switzerland with a range of activities throughout the year.
January 16, 2012 | Basel

Capital adequacy regulation – No accumulation of requirements – Firm rejection of the revision of the Capital Adequacy Ordinance with respect to mortgage business

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) offers its opinion today on four regulation proposals, all of which focus on the capital adequacy requirements of banks. While the SBA essentially supports measures aimed at increasing systemic stability, it highlights the need to avoid at all costs undesirable cumulative effects. The SBA essentially supports three of the four regulation proposals while rejecting the revision of the Capital Adequacy Ordinance with respect to mortgage business in its present form, as it is not conducive to its purposes.
October 28, 2011 | Basel

More sustainable granting of mortgage loans

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) welcomes the FINMA Board of Directors' approval of the revised guidelines governing the examination, valuation and treatment of mortgage-backed loans, because the guidelines do still not impose quantitative standards and the principle of self-regulation has been enhanced.

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