The Basel Committee has developed a consultative document in relation to a framework for dealing with Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs). Last November, the Basel Committee issued final rules for dealing with Globally Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs).

The proposed framework for dealing with D-SIBs adopts a principles-based approach which is in contrast to the prescriptive approach of the G-SIB framework but will allow an appropriate degree of national discretion in the assessment and application of policy tools in order to accommodate the structural characteristics of individual jurisdictions. Comments are welcomed by Wednesday, 1 August 2012.