2018 EU-wide transparency exercise

EBA sees further improvements in EU banks resilience but highlights challenges on profitability, funding and operational risk

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its annual report on risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector. The report is accompanied by the results of the EBA's 2018 EU-wide transparency exercise, which provide detailed information, in a comparable and accessible format, for 130 banks across the EU. Overall, the EU banking sector has continued to benefit from the positive macroeconomic developments in most European countries, which contributed to the increase in lending, further strengthening of banks' capital ratios and improvements in asset quality. Profitability remains low on average and has not yet reached sustainable levels.

EBA announces timing for publication of 2018 EU-wide transparency exercise and Risk Assessment Report

The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced today that its 2018 Risk Report and transparency exercise with bank by bank data will be released on Friday 14 December at 17:00 UK time (18:00 CET).

EBA launches its 2018 EU-wide transparency exercise

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today its fifth annual EU-wide transparency exercise. In December 2018, together with the Risk Assessment Report (RAR), the EBA will release over 900000 data points on about 130 EU banks. The data will cover capital positions, risk exposure amounts, sovereign exposures and asset quality. This data disclosure, which provides the wider public with a consistent tool to access data on the EU banking system, is an important component of the EBA's responsibility to monitor risks and vulnerabilities and foster market discipline.