Modernizing Bank Regulation in Support of Financial Deepening : The Case of Uruguay

Author/Editor:

Gustavo Adler ; Mario Mansilla ; Torsten Wezel

Publication Date:

September 1, 2009

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Summary:

This paper studies how Uruguay's regulatory framework was gradually strengthened to address shortcomings identified during the 2002-03 crisis, to align with international standards and, more recently, to deal with cyclical pressures resulting in an acceleration of bank lending. In particular, regulatory reforms pertaining to loan classification and provisioning as well as liquidity requirements are reviewed and evaluated against best practices. The paper concludes that prudential regulation in Uruguay now generally conforms to high standards while also embracing innovative elements such as dynamic provisioning.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/199

Subject:

Frequency:

Monthly

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451873467/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009199

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

28

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