Press room

Below, you will find all press releases published by the EBA as well as press contacts and other useful information for the media.

Press releases

  • EBA publishes Opinion on the nature of passport notifications for agents and distributors of e-money

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion on the nature of passport notifications of payment institutions (PIs) and electronic money institutions (EMIs) using agents and distributors located in another Member State. The Opinion provides clarity on the criteria that national competent authorities (NCAs) should use for determining when the use of an agent or distributor triggers an ‘establishment’ of the appointing institution in the host Member State or falls under the free provision of services.

    24/04/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA closes investigation into possible breach of Union law by the Danish and Estonian supervisory authorities

    The EBA has closed its formal investigation into a possible breach of Union law by the Estonian Financial Services Authority (Finantsinspektsioon) and the Danish Financial Services Authority (Finanstilsynet) in connection with money laundering activities linked to Danske Bank and its Estonian branch in particular. At a vote at its meeting on 16 April 2019 the EBA’s Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal for a breach of Union law recommendation.

    17/04/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA updates list of diversified indices

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) updated today the list of diversified indices, which was originally published in December 2013. The list is part of the implementing technical standards (ITS) drafted to calculate the capital requirements for position risk in equities according to the standardised rules. The list was updated according to the procedure and methodology laid down in the ITS and submitted to the European Commission for endorsement.

    11/04/2019 - News - Press releases

  • The Joint Committee of the ESAs publishes its 2018 Annual Report

    The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) – EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – published today its 2018 Annual Report providing a detailed account of all the joint work achieved in the past year.

    09/04/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final draft standards on the conditions to allow institutions to calculate capital requirements of securitised exposures (Kirb) in accordance with the purchased receivables approach

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) setting out conditions to allow institutions to calculate capital requirements of the securitised exposures (KIRB) in accordance with the purchased receivables approach laid down in the amended Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). These draft RTS aim at striking the right balance between the need to acknowledge the specific circumstances under which institutions calculate capital requirements in the context of a securitisation transaction and the need to maintain appropriately safe and prudent requirements on the internal modelling of capital requirements. The RTS are part of 28 mandates assigned to the EBA within its important role in the implementation of the new securitisation framework.

    08/04/2019 - Press releases

  • EU financial regulators highlight risks of a no-deal Brexit and asset price volatility

    The European Union’s (EU) banking, insurance, pensions and securities sectors continue to face a range of risks, the latest report on “Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System” published today by the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) shows.

    02/04/2019 - Press releases

  • Updated EBA Risk Dashboard confirms continued improvements in EU banks asset quality but also low profitability levels

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its Risk Dashboard, which summarises the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector based on end 2018 data. In comparison with 2017, the Dashboard confirms improved asset quality, stable capital ratios, but profitability still below long-term sustainable levels.

    29/03/2019 - Press releases

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Press contacts

  • If you are a media or press representative, please address your enquiry by e-mail to press@eba.europa.eu or call the press office on +44 (0) 207 382 1772