Notice: Domestic Stability Buffer technical briefing for financial analysts

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions will make its semi-annual Domestic Stability Buffer (DSB) level-setting announcement on June 23, 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, to support banks’ continued lending to consumers and businesses.

Following the DSB announcement, OSFI officials will be available to financial analysts by teleconference at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to respond to technical questions.

Financial analysts: click here to register for the teleconference. Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Monday, June 22.

We welcome questions in advance and will be answering them in the order received. Please send your questions to by June 23 at 9:00 a.m. (ET). You will also have the opportunity to ask questions by phone during the briefing.

Media: Please contact to register for a separate media briefing.