FSA outlines draft guidance on liquidity swap transactions


The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has proposed new guidelines for liquidity swaps between banks and insurers that would see increased notification and risk management requirements on participants.

The new guidelines, which could be finalised within weeks, were outlined at a meeting between the FSA and banking and insurance industry representatives this week, follow a consultation on these transactions that began in July 2011.

Liquidity swaps are transactions in which banks increase their

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