On June 22, 2015, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision released final Net Stable Funding Ratio disclosure standards. The NSFR was introduced by the Basel Committee to reduce funding risk over a period of one year by requiring banks to fund their activities with sufficiently stable sources to mitigate the risk of future funding stress. The NSFR and the Liquidity Coverage Ratio are intended to increase a bank's resilience to liquidity shocks, ensure more stable funding and enhance liquidity risk management. Similar to the LCR disclosure framework, the goal of the NSFR disclosure standards is to improve transparency of funding requirements and reduce uncertainty in the markets as the NSFR is implemented. The NSFR disclosure requirements are applicable to internationally active banks on a consolidated basis although jurisdictions may choose to apply the requirements to other banks. Banks will be required to publish their NSFR disclosures at the same time as they publish their financial statements, either within those statements or linked to their websites. Banks will also need to make archived disclosures publicly available on their websites for a retention period to be determined by national regulators. The NSFR disclosure requirements will be adopted in parallel to the NSFR and banks will be required to comply with the new disclosure requirements from the date of the first reporting period after January 1, 2018.

The press release is available at: http://www.bis.org/press/p150622.htm and the final standards are available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d324.pdf