The systemic risk buffer

The purpose of the systemic risk buffer is to mitigate the adverse effects of systemic risk on the financial system and the real economy.  The systemic risk buffer rate should be applied to all exposures or a subset of exposures and to all institutions or one or more sub-groups thereof, provided that the business activities of these institutions have similar risk profiles.

The CNB currently does not set the systemic risk buffer.

Purpose of the buffer Type of exposure Buffer rate Effect
Mitigating risks connected with systemic importance All exposures 1 – 3% from 1 November 2014 to 1 October 2021