APRA’s approach to COVID 19

I have been flagging the potential for IFRS 9 to amplify the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. This announcement from APRA is broader than IFRS 9 but does seem to be responding to this risk. This is obviously a welcome response to the immediate issue but I still believe the design issue with procyclicality needs to be addressed once the crisis is over.

This link takes you to APRA’s announcement

https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-advises-regulatory-approach-to-covid-19-support

Author: From the Outside

After working in the Australian banking system for close to four decades, I am taking some time out to write and reflect on what I have learned. My primary area of expertise is bank capital management but this blog aims to offer a bank insider's outside perspective on banking, capital, economics, finance and risk.

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