The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Selected Issues paper discusses measures taken to enable timely macroprudential action in Sweden. The Swedish financial supervisory authority (FI) has adopted a number of macroprudential measures under its mandates for financial stability and consumer protection. The FI imposed a loan-to-value limit of 85 percent for new mortgage loans in 2010, with the soundness principle as legal basis for this measure. Under its financial stability mandate, it also set floor on risk weights for Swedish mortgages, which was raised from 15 percent to 25 percent in September 2014. Following an expansion of the regulatory toolkit, a range of capital buffers have also been established and subsequently expanded.