Global Correspondence

GFMA Submits Comments to the BCBS for the Consultative Document on Basel III and the Net Stable Funding Ratio

GFMA provides comments to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) on proposals set out in the Consultative Document Basel III: the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) published by the BCBS on 11th January 2014 (Consultation Paper).

This letter sets out GFMA’s detailed points on securitisation only, and is intended to supplement the broader letter of even date submitted by the Institute of International Finance (IIF), the GFMA and others.

GFMA agrees with the BCBS that securitisation, prudently deployed and sensibly regulated, can make a very positive contribution to a bank’s overall liquidity management. GFMA requests that the Committee engage in a similar way with the industry in this, relatively new, context of the NSFR in order to achieve a treatment of high quality securitisation that accurately recognises its strong credit performance through and since the financial crisis as well as its benefits as a self-liquidating funding tool for the real economy.

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