EBA issues amended technical standards on leverage ratio disclosure and reporting

15 June 2015

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its updated Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on disclosure and supervisory reporting of leverage ratio for EU institutions. The ITS include changes to templates and instructions to update the leverage ratio disclosure and reporting framework following the Commission's adoption of the Delegated Act on the Leverage Ratio on 10 October 2014. As part of the EU Single Rulebook in the banking sector, these standards aim at harmonising reporting and disclosure of the leverage ratio across the EU by providing institutions with uniform templates and instructions.

The EBA final draft ITS on leverage ratio disclosure issued today include all items relevant for leverage ratio disclosure. The disclosure framework set out in the ITS consists of four templates: a table reconciling the figures of the leverage ratio denominator with those reported under the relevant accounting standards; a table providing, a breakdown of the leverage ratio denominator by exposure category; a table providing a further breakdown of the leverage ratio denominator by group of counterparty; and a table with qualitative information on leverage risk. Compared to the version submitted by the EBA to the EU Commission on 5 June 2014, the version published today has been slightly updated to reflect the changes introduced by the Commission's Delegated Act on the leverage ratio while ensuring consistency with the reporting templates.

In the same vein, the review of the existing reporting templates structure has been made in line with the new requirements in the Delegated Act . The amendments will, on aggregate, lead to a reduction in size, with as a result a lower number of cells. Validation rules, data point model (DPM) and XBRL taxonomies reflecting the amended templates are being finalised and will be published at a later stage.

The draft ITS will become applicable as of the day following their publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Legal basis

The present publication is a second submission of the final draft ITS on disclosure and supervisory reporting of leverage ratio for EU institutions, in accordance with Article 451(2) of the CRR following the European Commission's Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/62 of 10 October 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European parliament and of the Council with regard to the leverage ratio (Delegated Act on the Leverage Ratio).

The first edition of the ITS on disclosure of the leverage ratio was published by the EBA on 5 June 2014. In view of the empowerment of the Commission to amend the capital measure and total exposure measure of the leverage ratio (i.e. resulting in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/62), the Commission has not adopted this ITS.