Systemically important institutions

Published: 7/6/2024
Systemically important credit institutions are obligated to maintain an additional capital buffer due to the potential negative effects that the failure of the institution might have on the stability of the domestic and international financial systems.

The improvement of the loss-absorbing capacity of systemically important institutions is a preventive macroprudential tool aimed at limiting contagion that might arise from insolvency or stress situations in general for systemically important institutions. Global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs) are identified by the Financial Stability Board of the G20 members in cooperation with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and national authorities, while other systematically important institutions (O-SIIs) are identified by the designated national authorities. There are no G-SIIs in Croatia.

The capital buffer for other systematically important institutions (O-SII buffer) is governed by Article 138 of the Credit Institutions Act. The CNB reviews the list of other systemically important institutions and the prescribed capital buffer rates once a year. The systemic importance of an O-SII credit institution is determined by its size, position in the Croatian and EU banking systems, the size of its cross-border activities and its interconnectedness or the interconnectedness of the banking group the institution belongs to with the rest of the financial system. Currently, seven O-SII credit institutions operate in Croatia, whose capital buffer rates for 2024 are shown in the table below.

Other systemically important credit institutions in the Republic of Croatia

O-SII credit institution Buffer rate (%)
Zagrebačka banka d.d., Zagreb 2.50
Privredna banka Zagreb d.d., Zagreb 2.00
Erste&Steiermärkische Bank d.d., Rijeka 2.00
Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Zagreb 1.50
OTP banka Hrvatska d.d., Split 1.50
Hrvatska poštanska banka d.d., Zagreb 1.00
Addiko Bank d.d., Zagreb 0.25