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Press releases

  • The EBA updates data used for the identification of global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs)

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today 12 indicators and updated the underlying data from the 35 largest institutions in the EU, whose leverage ratio exposure measure exceeds EUR 200 bn. This end-2018 data contributes to the internationally agreed basis on which a smaller subset of banks will be identified as global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs), following the final assessments from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB). The EBA, acting as a central data hub in the disclosure process, will update this data on a yearly basis and will provide a user-friendly platform to aggregate it across the EU.

    09/08/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes the first of three opinions on the implementation of the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an opinion on the implementation of the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (DGSD) in the EU. It proposes a number of changes aimed at strengthening depositor protection, enhancing financial stability and improving operational effectiveness. Two other opinions are forthcoming later in 2019.

    08/08/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes feedback on a review of the use, usefulness and implementation of the Single Rulebook Q&A

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an overview of the findings from a review of the use, usefulness and implementation of the Single Rulebook Questions and Answers (Q&A) that provide common answers to stakeholders’ questions on the EU regulatory framework.

    06/08/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA advises the European Commission on the implementation of the final Basel III framework

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its advice on the implementation of Basel III in the EU, which includes a quantitative analysis of the estimated impact based on data from 189 banks, and a set of policy recommendations. This work responds to a Commission's call for advice. The impact assessment shows that the full implementation of Basel III, under conservative assumptions, will increase the minimum capital requirement (MRC) by 24.4% on average. This increase in capital requirements will imply an aggregate shortfall in total capital of about EUR 135.1 billion (EUR 91.1 billion in terms of common equity tier 1, CET1). The majority of the capital impact occurs in large globally active banks, while the impact on medium-sized banks is limited to 11.3% in terms of MRC, leading to a shortfall of EUR 0.9 billion, and on small banks to 5.5% MRC with a EUR 0.1 billion shortfall. The EBA supports the full implementation of the final Basel III standards, which will contribute to the credibility of the EU banking sector and ensure a well-functioning global banking market.

    05/08/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA launches consultation on the methodology to determine the weighted average maturity of contractual payments due under the tranche of a securitisation transaction

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on draft Guidelines (GLs) on the determination of the weighted average maturity (WAM) of the contractual payments due under the tranche, as per the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) Article 257(1) (a). These draft GLs aim at ensuring that the methodology applicable for the determination of the WAM for regulatory purposes is sufficiently harmonised in order to increase consistency and comparability in the own funds held by institutions.

    31/07/2019 - Press releases

  • The EBA calls for communication to credit institutions about the relevance of AML/CFT concerns from a prudential perspective

    The EBA published today an Opinion on the link between money laundering and terrorist financing concerns and prudential objectives. This Opinion forms part of the EBA's ongoing work to strengthen the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in Europe and responds to a request in the Council Anti Money Laundering Action Plan of 2018.

    24/07/2019 - News - Press releases

  • EBA publishes its roadmap on IFRS 9 deliverables and launches IFRS 9 benchmarking exercise

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its IFRS 9 roadmap providing a comprehensive overview of planned monitoring activities on IFRS 9 implementation. The EBA also launched an IFRS 9 benchmarking exercise on a sample of institutions aimed at analysing the different modelling practices followed by institutions and how IFRS 9 implementation impacts the amount of expected credit losses in terms of own funds and regulatory ratios.

    23/07/2019 - Press releases

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