The FSA is delaying moves to increase liquidity requirements.
When it published its enhanced liquidity regime in October 2009, it said that it would not tighten quantitative standards before economic recovery is assured given that all firms were experiencing a market-wide stress. The FSA committed to giving a further update in the first quarter of 2010.
The FSA now believes that it would be premature to increase liquidity requirements across the industry at the current time. This position will be reviewed later on in the year with a further announcement in Q4, 2010.
The regulator says it is continuing to work with firms that are most affected by the new regime focusing on the steps they are taking to mitigate liquidity risk and on the additional impact of our progressively tightening quantitative requirements.