Financial regulations

Standards and regulations for the financial infrastructure and for how individual institutions should be regulated and managed in a crisis provide a great help in preventing financial crises.

The benefit of regulations should be greater than their cost

When the Riksbank is able to influence the form and content of financial regulatory frameworks, we aim to establish regulations that provide positive economic benefits against reasonable costs. As regulations may lead to financial services becoming more expensive, this often entails difficult trade-offs between stability and efficiency.

The Riksbank's work with the Swedish regulatory framework

The Riksbank regularly responds to consultations on proposals for Swedish laws, regulations and general guidelines. We also influence Swedish regulations by taking part in the public debate, for example by making speeches and writing articles.

The Riksbank's work with international regulations

Financial agents and markets are becoming increasingly international and an increasing amount of the work on producing financial regulatory frameworks takes place at the international level. The Riksbank participates in several important international forums:

Updated 01/02/2018