On July 11, 2016, the Basel Committee published an amended Securitization Framework to include alternative regulatory capital treatment for simple, transparent and comparable (STC) securitizations. The Securitization Framework, which was initially published on December 11, 2014, forms part of Basel III. The amendments to the Securitization Framework provide for lower capital charges to apply to STC Securitizations, and include criteria that should be applied to differentiate STC securitizations from other securitizations. The new capital treatment for STC securitizations should be read in conjunction with the criteria for identifying STC securitizations (published by the Basel Committee and the International Organization of Securities Commissions in July 2015). The Securitization Framework, as amended, is due to come into effect in January 2018.

The updated Securitization Framework is available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d374.pdf.