Effectiveness of supervision is overall good, the EBA Peer Review Report on the definition of default finds

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published a Peer Review on its Guidelines on the application of the definition of default.  The Review found that the effectiveness of supervision in this area is good, in particular as regards the monitoring of internal ratings-based approach (IRBA) credit institutions. Supervision of the definition of default of credit institutions using the standardised approach (SA) is also good but more varied, reflecting the more dispersed nature of credit institutions and the relative predominance of IRBA credit institutions in terms of size and assets in different jurisdictions. The Report identifies a small number of follow-up measures/recommendations for certain competent authorities as well as best practices that would be of benefit for other competent authorities to adopt.

The EBA consults on the Handbook on independent valuers for resolution purposes

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today launched a public consultation on the draft Handbook on independent valuers for resolution purposes. The draft Handbook aims at enhancing convergence by providing best practices, high-quality methodologies and processes for the selection and appointment of independent valuers for resolution purposes, as well as examples on the application of these methodologies under some scenarios. The consultation runs until 19 September 2024.

The EU market on structured deposits is limited in size, concentrated in only a few Member States, and offers products with varying net returns, the EBA Report finds.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published a Report on structured deposits in the European Union (EU), under the Markets for Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) to monitor this particular market segment. The Report finds that in more than half of the 27 national markets in the EU, structured deposits do not exist, and that the EU market remains very small at an aggregate level, with only €16.7 billion of structured deposits sold between 1 January and 30 September 2023 – the reference period of the Report -, and 95% of which was concentrated in only 4 EU Member States.

ESAs published second batch of policy products under DORA

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – the ESAs) published today the second batch of policy products under the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). This batch consists of four final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS), one set of Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) and 2 guidelines , all of which aim at enhancing the digital operational resilience of the EU’s financial sector.

ESAs establish framework to strengthen coordination in case of systemic cyber incidents

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – the ESAs) will establish the EU systemic cyber incident coordination framework (EU-SCICF), in the context of the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), that will facilitate an effective financial sector response to a cyber incident that poses a risk to financial stability, by strengthening the coordination among financial authorities and other relevant bodies in the European Union, as well as with key actors at international level.

The EBA Banking Stakeholder Group held its first meeting in its new composition

The Banking Stakeholder Group (BSG) of the European Banking Authority (EBA) today held its first meeting in its new composition. The renewed BSG is the sixth one since the establishment of the EBA in 2011, and was agreed by the EBA Board of Supervisors at its meeting on 25 June 2024. The 30 selected members started their four-year mandate on 1 July 2024. Their role is to facilitate consultation and dialogue with stakeholders in all the areas relevant to the tasks of the EBA.

The EBA publishes the report on the application of derogations to the deferral and pay out in instruments under CRD

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published a report on the application of derogations to the requirements to pay out a part of the variable remuneration for identified staff under deferral arrangements and in instruments that are available to small and non-complex institutions and for identified staff receiving only a relatively small amount of variable remuneration. This report forms part of the EBA’s contribution to the review to be performed by the European Commission.

The EBA consults on amending its technical standards on the joint decision process for internal model authorisation

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published a consultation paper amending the Implementing Regulation on the joint decision process for internal model authorisation under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). The revised Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) incorporate changes to the EU legal framework, including the reduced scope of application for internal models under CRR III and the updated framework on the general functioning of supervisory colleges. This draft amending ITS are part of the first phase of the EBA roadmap for implementing the EU Banking Package. This consultation runs until 16 October 2024.

The EBA consults on guidelines on reporting of data to assist authorities in their supervisory duties and significance assessment under MiCAR

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today launched a consultation on draft Guidelines on reporting requirements to assist competent authorities and the EBA in performing their duties under the Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (MiCAR). These Guidelines should ensure that Competent Authorities have sufficient comparable information to supervise compliance of issuers with MiCAR requirements and provide the EBA with the information necessary to conduct the significance assessment under MiCAR. The consultation runs until 15 October 2024.

EBA reflects on EU stacking orders and provides insight into EU institutions’ management buffers

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published a Report on the stacking orders of capital, leverage and MREL/TLAC requirements and related capital buffers, as well as on reflections about management buffers practices in the European Union (EU). The Report describes the role of regulatory stacks, both going and gone concern, with a focus on micro-prudential elements. It also summarises the differences between the EU, the UK and US frameworks. The Report highlights institutions’ practices on management buffers. Further work of the EBA will include efforts to continue to clarify, where necessary, the interaction between the different stacks.

ESAs consult on Guidelines under the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – the ESAs) today published a consultation paper on Guidelines under Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (MiCAR), establishing templates for explanations and legal opinions regarding the classification of crypto-assets along with a standardised test to foster a common approach to classification.

EBA updates list of other systemically important institutions

The European Banking Authority (EBA) updated today the list of other systemically important institutions (O-SIIs) in the EU, which, together with global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs), are identified as systemically important by the relevant authorities according to harmonised criteria laid down in the EBA Guidelines. This list is based on year-end-2023 data and includes the overall score calculated according to the EBA Guidelines and the capital buffer rate that the relevant authorities have set for the identified O-SIIs. The list is available also in a user-friendly visualisation tool.

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