On November 10, 2015, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published proposals for the capital treatment of simple, transparent and comparable securitizations which will amend the revised securitization framework published in December 2014. The proposals should be read with the criteria for identifying simple, transparent and comparable securitizations released in July 2015 by the Basel Committee and the International Organization for Securities Commissions. The proposals include the additional criteria that a STC securitization would need to meet in order for lower regulatory capital requirements to apply. Asset-backed commercial paper programmes and synthetic securitizations are excluded from the proposals. Responses to the consultation are due by February 5, 2016. The Basel Committee intends to publish the final standard in 2016. The implementation date will take into account that the revised securitization framework is to be implemented by 2018.

The consultation paper is available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d343.pdf and the press release is available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d343.htm.