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Report: Regulator deems Estonian units of SEB, Swedbank systemically important

The EestiPank deemed SEB PankAS and SwedbankAS systemically important and will require them to hold additionalcapital cushions of 2% of their risk-weighted assets, Reuters reported April27.

The Estonian central bank added that it will decrease thesystemic risk buffer for other lenders to 1% from 2%, in light of lower risksin the Estonian banking sector.

Effective August, the Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB and units will be subject toregulatory capital requirements of 13.5%, while all other lenders will need tomaintain regulatory capital cushions of 11.5%, Reuters noted.