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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 updated Risk Dashboard shows that elevated NPLs and a high cost base pose a significant profitability challenge for EU banks

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a periodical update of its Risk Dashboard summarising the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector by a set of Risk Indicators in Q3 2016. Together with the Risk Dashboard, the EBA published the results of a Risk Assessment Questionnaire, which was conducted among banks and market analysts between October and November this year.

    13/01/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA advises on the equivalence of supervisory and regulatory requirements for Turkey and New Zealand

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its Opinion addressed to the European Commission following its assessment of non-EU countries' equivalence with the EU prudential supervision and regulatory requirements, whereby it concluded that the supervisory and regulatory framework applicable to credit institutions in Turkey and New Zealand can be regarded as equivalent to that applied in the Union.

    11/01/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA updates recommendation on the equivalence of supervisory regimes

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an amended Recommendation on the equivalence of confidentiality regimes. Several additional non-EU supervisory authorities were added to the list of non-EU or third country supervisory authorities whose confidentiality regimes can be regarded as equivalent.

    11/01/2017 - Press releases

  • European Supervisory Authorities respond to European Commission on amendments to PRIIPs rules

    The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published their response to the European Commission on the amendments the Commission proposes to make to the draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on key information documents (KIDs) for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPS).

    23/12/2016 - News

  • EBA recommends retaining risk-sensitive framework for banks regulatory capital

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its Report on cyclicality of banks’ capital requirements aiming at clarifying whether risk-sensitive bank capital requirements as laid down in the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) create unintended pro-cyclical effects by reinforcing the endogenous relationships between the financial system and the real economy. This report, which has been drafted in close cooperation with the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and the European Central Bank (ECB) is in response to a request by the European Commission to understand whether CRDIV/CRR requirements exert significant effects on the economic cycle and, if so, whether any remedial measures are justified. In addition, this Report may inform the European Commission’s currently ongoing reviews of the EU micro- and macro-prudential frameworks and could serve as a valuable complementary contribution to the global discussions about the bank capital regulatory framework.

    22/12/2016 - Press releases

  • EBA to run its next EU-wide stress test in 2018

    In its meeting on 6 December 2016, the Board of Supervisors of the European Banking Authority (EBA) decided to carry out its next EU-wide stress test in 2018, in line with its previous decision to aim for a biennial exercise. The EBA will start immediately to prepare the methodology for the 2018 stress test exercise, which will also include an assessment of the impact of IFRS 9, which will be implemented on 1 January 2018. This decision has been communicated to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. In 2017, the EBA will perform its regular annual transparency exercise.

    21/12/2016 - Press releases

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