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05 September 2017

BIS: Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the IFRS Foundation

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the IFRS Foundation have announced a new cooperation agreement to foster long-term financial stability, enhance market discipline and further develop sharing of information.

The agreement, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), formalises the mutual interaction and strengthens the existing relationship between the BCBS and the IFRS Foundation at the strategic and working level, focusing on the development of IFRS Standards, the interaction between IFRS Standards and the BCBS Framework and the manner in which they are applied in practice by financial institutions across the world.

The BCBS is the primary global standard setter for the prudential regulation of banks and provides a forum for regular cooperation on banking supervisory matters. Its mandate is to strengthen the regulation, supervision and practices of banks worldwide with the purpose of enhancing financial stability.

The mission of the IFRS Foundation, through its standard-setting body, the International Accounting Standards Board, is to develop a single set of high quality global accounting standards that bring transparency, accountability and efficiency to financial markets around the world, fostering trust, growth and long-term financial stability. IFRS Standards are required by over 125 countries globally.

The BCBS and the IFRS Foundation have a shared objective of serving the public interest. This MoU provides for continued strengthening of future cooperation between the BCBS and the IFRS Foundation in achieving common goals that will increase stability and transparency in the financial markets.

Press release

Memorandum of Understanding


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