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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 publishes final Guidelines on stress tests for deposit guarantee schemes

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on stress tests for deposit guarantee schemes (DGSs). The Guidelines provide a systematic methodology for planning, running and reporting on stress tests conducted by DGSs to assess their resilience to various types of scenarios in times of banking stress. In line with the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (DGSD), these Guidelines will promote the quality and the consistency of these stress tests. The resulting data will also facilitate future peer reviews by the EBA, contributing to a safe and sound EU framework for the benefit of depositors and financial stability.

    24/05/2016 - Press releases

  • EBA confirms the use of unsolicited credit ratings for determining institutions capital requirements

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Decision confirming the use of unsolicited credit assessments assigned by certain External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for calculating institutions’ capital requirements. The Decision is part of the Single Rulebook in banking and will ensure regulatory harmonisation across the European Union (EU) regarding the use of unsolicited credit ratings for determining institutions’ own funds requirements.

    17/05/2016 - Press releases

  • ESAs clarify their position on technical standards on the credit quality steps for ECAIs credit assessments

    The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, ESMA - ESAs) published today its Opinion on the European Commission’s (EC) intention to amend the draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on the mapping of External Credit Assessment Institutions’ (ECAIs) credit assessments under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Solvency II Directive. The Opinion was produced in response to the EC’s proposed amendments to these draft ITS.

    12/05/2016 - News

  • EBA agrees with the Commission on changes to the amended technical standards on benchmarking of internal approaches

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today an Opinion to the European Commission expressing agreement with its proposed amendments to the EBA Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on benchmarking of internal approaches. These amendments, which were agreed with the EBA building on the experience of the 2014-15 benchmarking exercise, aim at ensuring a better quality of the submitted data and, ultimately, at strengthening the benchmarking analysis performed by the EBA and Competent Authorities. The EBA plans to annually update the ITS and to maintain them on a regular basis to ensure the success and quality of future benchmarking exercises.

    12/05/2016 - Press releases

  • EBA consults on LCR disclosure

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a consultation on its draft Guidelines on the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) disclosure. These Guidelines harmonise and specify both the qualitative and quantitative information that institutions are required to disclose on liquidity and namely on the LCR. The consultation will run until 11 August 2016.

    11/05/2016 - News

  • EBA acknowledges another notification from the Central Bank of Hungary on the ongoing resolution of MKB Bank Zrt.

    The EBA has received another notification from the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (the Central Bank of Hungary) related to the application of the sale of business tool in the ongoing resolution process of MKB Bank Zrt.

    11/05/2016 - News

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