New Delhi, May 17, 2018
The RBI today issued detailed NSFR guidelines to ensure that banks maintain a stable funding profile in relation to the composition of their assets and off-balance sheet activities.
In the backdrop of the global financial crisis that started in 2007, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) proposed certain reforms to strengthen global capital and liquidity regulations with the objective of promoting a more resilient banking sector.
The guidelines on Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) are in line with global norms prescribed by the Basel Committee.
“The NSFR would be applicable for Indian banks at the solo as well as consolidated level.
“For foreign banks operating as branches in India, the framework would be applicable on stand-alone basis (for Indian operations only),” the guidelines said.
The NSFR is defined as the amount of available stable funding relative to the amount of required stable funding.
As per the guidelines, the Reserve Bank may require an individual bank to adopt more stringent standards to reflect its funding risk profile and its compliance with the ‘sound principles’.
The NSFR would be binding on banks with effect from a date which will be communicated in due course, the RBI added.
RBI had issued draft guidelines on the NSFR for banks in India on May 28, 2015.
[The Financial Express]