Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
December 7, 2020
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions will make its semi-annual
Domestic Stability Buffer (DSB) level-setting announcement on
December 8, 2020 at
8:00 a.m. (ET).
OSFI reviews and sets the level of the Domestic Stability Buffer on a semi-annual basis (June and December), based on its ongoing monitoring of federally regulated financial institutions as well as system-wide and sectoral developments.
OSFI may adjust the buffer in between scheduled review dates if circumstances require. For example, OSFI
reduced the DSB on March 13, 2020 as part of its response to the COVID-19 situation.
Following the DSB announcement, OSFI officials will be available to
media by teleconference at
9:00 a.m. (ET) to respond to questions regarding the announcement.
This availability is for accredited media only. Please submit accreditation requests for this availability to
media‑medias@osfi‑bsif.gc.ca by December 7 at 4:00 p.m. (ET).
OSFI will provide accredited media with teleconference dial-in details following registration.
We welcome questions in advance and will be answering them in the order received. Please send your questions to
December 8 at
9:00 a.m. (ET). You will also have the opportunity to ask questions by phone during the briefing.
OSFI – Public Affairs
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