Swedish banks braced for home loan capital hike

A weighty issue


Sweden's banking industry could be forced to almost triple the risk weights it assigns to mortgage loan portfolios under a set of proposals due from Finansinpektionen, the country’s prudential supervisor, in early July. It is the latest example of a regulator applying brute force to internal models, and prompts an equally forceful response from one Swedish mortgage banker. “We’re annoyed about this, so upset and so annoyed. It’s outrageous,” he says (see pages 16–20).

Mortgage risk weights

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