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  • EBA publishes work programme for 2020

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its detailed annual work programme for 2020, describing the specific activities and tasks of the Authority for the coming year and highlighting the key strategic areas of work from 2020 to 2022.

    10/10/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA urges continued progress in financial institutions' preparations for the UK's departure from the EU

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a communication on the remaining issues related to the preparation by financial institutions for the departure of the UK from the EU. In this communication, the EBA urges continued progress on contingency planning. Notably, to ensure that assets, appropriate staff and data are in place to support relevant authorisations and that customers are adequately informed.

    08/10/2019 - Press releases

  • Low profits and high costs remain a key challenge for the EU banking sector

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its quarterly Risk Dashboard covering Q2 data, which summarises the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector. Capital ratios have remained broadly stable and banks’ asset quality has further improved. However, low profitability keeps on being a key challenge for the sector.

    04/10/2019 - Press releases

  • ESAs highlight money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the EU financial sector

    The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published today their second joint Opinion on the risks of money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) affecting the European Union's (EU) financial sector. Drawing on data and information provided by national anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) competent authorities (CAs), the ESAs found that the monitoring of transactions and suspicious transactions reporting still raise concerns, particularly in sectors where a financial institution’s business model is based on frequent transactions. This Opinion contributes to strengthening the EU’s AML and CFT efforts.

    04/10/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes the regular Basel III capital monitoring report and an update on the compliance of EU banks with liquidity measures

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two reports, which monitor the impact of implementing the final Basel III reforms and the current implementation of liquidity measures in the EU. The EBA Basel III capital monitoring report is the latest in a regular exercise using the methodology of the Basel Committee of Banking Supervision and is not comparable to the broader Call for Advice report published in July 2019. The present report includes an assessment of the impact of the full implementation (to 2027) of the Basel III package on EU banks based on data as of 30 June 2018. The report on liquidity measures evaluates the liquidity coverage requirements currently in place in the EU. Overall, the EBA estimates that the Basel III reforms, once fully implemented, would determine an average increase by 19.3% of EU banks' Tier 1 minimum required capital. The liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), which was fully implemented in January 2018, stood at around 149% on average in June 2018, well above the minimum threshold of 100%.

    02/10/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA launches its 2019 EU-wide transparency exercise

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today its regular EU-wide transparency exercise. In November 2019, together with the Risk Assessment Report (RAR), the EBA will release up to 2,2 mln data points on about 130 EU banks. The data will cover capital positions, financial assets, risk exposure amounts, sovereign exposures and asset quality. As in the past, the exercise is exclusively based on supervisory reporting data, which will keep the burden for the banks to a minimum. Transparency exercises are conducted on an annual basis and are part of the EBA's efforts to monitor risks and vulnerabilities and to reinforce market discipline.

    23/09/2019 - Press releases

  • EU financial regulators highlight risks of a no-deal Brexit and search for yield

    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.

    12/09/2019 - Press releases

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