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Details about the Countercyclical Capital Buffer

This page contains an overview of the published information about the countercyclical capital buffer requirement.

Based on Article 23a para. 4 of the Austrian Banking Act (BWG – Bankwesengesetz), the Financial Market Authority hereby publishes the following information about the countercyclical capital buffer requirement:

  • Regarding Article 23a para. 4 no. 5 BWG:

    Countercyclical capital buffer rate for domestically-located relevant credit exposures: 0 %

  • Regarding Article 23a para. 4 no. 2 BWG:

    Ratio between the volume of loans granted in Austria and the Gross Domestic Product (Credit-to-GDP ratio): 145.43 (as of 31.12.2016)
    Credit-to-GDP gap: -5.55 (as of 31.12.2016)

  • Regarding Article 23a para. 4 no. 3 BWG:

    Buffer guide pursuant to Article 136 (2) of Directive 2013/36/EU: 0

  • Regarding Article 23a para. 4 no. 4 BWG:

    Explanation of the countercyclical capital buffer rate set for domestically-located relevant credit exposures: The evaluation of the most recently available data results in a Credit-to-GDP gap that is below the amount of its long-term trend. The analyses of additional indicators (in accordance with ESRB Recommendation 2014/1) that are conducted based on the most recent available data currently do not indicate a deviation of the buffer rate from the buffer guide.

  • Regarding Article 23a para. 4 no. 5 BWG:

    Currently not applicable

  • Regarding Article 23a para. 4 no. 6 BWG:

    Currently not applicable

  • Regarding Article 23a para. 4 no. 7 BWG:

    Currently not applicable

  • Regarding Article 23a para. 4 no. 8 BWG:

    Currently not applicable

 

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