News & press

In this section, you will find news, press releases and speeches published by the EBA as well as a calendar of events including the EBA's major activities and key dates

Latest news and press releases

  • EBA consults on strong customer authentication and secure communications under PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Consultation Paper on draft technical standards on strong customer authentication and common and secure communication under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). These technical standards will ensure appropriate levels of security, while at the same time maintaining fair competition between all payment service providers and allowing for the development of user-friendly, accessible and innovative means of payment.

    12/08/2016 - News

  • EBA publishes an Opinion on the Commission's proposal to bring virtual currency entities in the scope of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive

    In an Opinion issued today, the EBA welcomed the Commission’s proposal to bring virtual currency exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers within the scope of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The Authority also makes several recommendations aimed at supporting the consistent pan-EU implementation and supervision of the proposals that the Commission had published on 5 July 2016.

    11/08/2016 - Press releases

  • EBA provides input based on the Single Rulebook Q&As to the European Commission's CRR-CRD review

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today the outcome of a review of its Single Rulebook Q&As, which provides an overview of possible errors, inconsistencies as well as fundamental issues in relation to the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) observed via the Single Rulebook Q&A tool managed by the ЕВА.

    05/08/2016 - News

  • EBA publishes indicators from 36 global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs)

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today indicators from 36 large institutions in the EU, as provided for in the Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) and Guidelines on disclosure rules applicable to institutions whose leverage ratio exposure measure exceeds 200 billion Euro.

    05/08/2016 - Press releases

  • EBA amends technical standards on benchmarking of internal approaches

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an amended version, submitted to the EU Commission, of its Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on benchmarking of internal approaches, for running the 2017 exercise . The amended ITS will assist Competent Authorities in their 2017 assessment of internal approaches both for credit risk, and for market risk.

    04/08/2016 - News

  • EBA recommends introducing the Leverage Ratio in the EU

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its report on the impact assessment and calibration of the Leverage Ratio (LR), recommending the introduction of a LR minimum requirement in the EU to mitigate the risk of excessive leverage. The analysis suggests that the potential impact of introducing a LR requirement of 3% on the provision of financing by credit institutions would be relatively moderate, while, overall, it should lead to more stable credit institutions. The report will inform the work of the European Commission on potential legislative proposals on LR.

    03/08/2016 - Press releases

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