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The EBA 2014 Annual Report

The European Banking Authority (EBA) issues its 2014 Annual Report, which provides a detailed account of all the work accomplished in the past year and anticipates the key areas of focus in the coming years. The report highlights the crucial role played by EBA in safeguarding the integrity and stability of the EU banking sector and highlights the significant progress achieved in developing the Single Rulebook.


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  • EBA supports the proposed amendments to the RTS specifying the derogations for currencies with constraints on the availability of liquid assets

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today an Opinion to the European Commission supporting its proposed amendments to the EBA final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) submitted to on 27 March 2014, which specifies the derogations concerning currencies featuring constraints on the availability of liquid assets. In particular, the EBA agrees with removing from its RTS the minimum 15% haircut to the value of the collateral posted by an institution with a central bank in order to obtain a credit line. It also supports the Commission’s other proposed amendments, which provide added detail and further legal certainty on the necessary conditions for the application of the derogations.

    03/07/2015 - Press releases

  • EBA, EIOPA and ESMA consult on the prudential assessment of acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings

    The three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) are launching a public consultation on updated Guidelines for the prudential assessment of acquisitions of qualifying holdings. The Guidelines define common procedures based on the assessment criteria laid down in the EU legislative framework that establishes how acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings by natural or legal persons in financial institutions should be assessed. The Guidelines aim to harmonise supervisory practices in the financial sector across the EU and to provide more clarity to proposed acquirers on how they should notify the competent supervisory authorities.

    03/07/2015 - News

  • EBA presents advice on criteria and capital treatment for securitisation

    The EBA presents its recommendations on a European Union (EU) framework for qualifying securitisations at a public hearing held in London today. The European Commission had requested in 2014 the EBA to advise on criteria for identifying a prudentially sound securitisation market and its regulatory treatment. The EBA, as one of the specialised EU agencies in banking and financial regulation, will deliver the opinion to the EC in early July and today’s hearing is intended to give advance information of its findings to market participants.

    26/06/2015 - News

  • EBA issues amended technical standards on reporting of liquidity coverage ratio

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

    24/06/2015 - Press releases

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