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Below, you will find all press releases published by the EBA as well as press contacts and other useful information for the media.

Press releases

  • EBA publishes final draft technical standards on the specification of an economic downturn

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying the nature, severity and duration of an economic downturn. These RTS complete the EBA’s regulatory review of the internal ratings-based (IRB) Approach, with the objective of restoring market participants’ trust in internal models by reducing the unjustified variability in resulting risk weighted exposure amounts. The EBA is currently finalising the related Guidelines on the estimation of loss given default (LGD) appropriate for conditions of an economic downturn.

    16/11/2018 - Press releases

  • ESAs consult on proposed changes to the key information document for PRIIPs

    The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have today issued a consultation paper on targeted amendments to the Delegated Regulation covering the rules for the Key Information Document (KID) for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs).

    08/11/2018 - News - Press releases

  • EBA updates Recommendation on the equivalence of third country confidentiality regimes

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) updated today its Recommendation on the equivalence of confidentiality and professional secrecy regimes by adding three non-EU (third country) supervisory authorities to the current list of third country supervisory authorities whose confidentiality regimes can be regarded as equivalent. The EBA Recommendation is designed as a guide for EU authorities in their assessment of third country equivalence with the aim of facilitating cooperation with third country supervisory authorities and their participation in supervisory colleges overseeing international banks.

    08/11/2018 - News - Press releases

  • EBA publishes 2018 EU-wide stress test results

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today the results of the 2018 EU-wide stress test, which involved 48 banks from 15 EU and EEA countries, covering broadly 70% of total EU banking sector assets. The adverse scenario has an impact of -395 bps on banks' CET1 fully loaded capital ratio (-410 bps on a transitional basis), leading to a 10.1% CET1 capital ratio at the end of 2020 (10.3% on a transitional basis). The objective of the exercise is to assess, in a consistent way, the resilience of banks to a common set of adverse shocks. The results are an input to the supervisory decision-making process and promote market discipline.

    02/11/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final guidance on management of non-performing and forborne exposures

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes today its final Guidelines on management of non-performing and forborne exposures. The Guidelines, developed in accordance with the European Council Action Plan, aim to ensure that credit institutions have adequate prudential tools and frameworks in place to manage effectively their non-performing exposures (NPEs) and to achieve a sustainable reduction on their balance sheets. To this end, the Guidelines require institutions to establish NPE reduction strategies and introduce governance and operational requirements to support them.

    31/10/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA consults on draft DPM 2.9 for supervisory reporting

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a consultation on the new draft version of Data Point Model (DPM) 2.9. The new release is an exposure draft of the new data requirements proposed in the ongoing public consultations on amendments to the Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting on COREP LCR, COREP securitisation & FINREP-NPE&FB, P&L and IFRS16. The final DPM 2.9 version will be updated together with the ITS on supervisory reporting to include the feedback received from the public consultations. The consultation runs until 7 December 2018.

    30/10/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes work programme for 2019

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its detailed annual work programme for 2019, describing the specific activities and tasks of the Authority for the coming year and highlighting the key strategic areas of work from 2019 to 2021.

    23/10/2018 - Press releases

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Press contacts

  • If you are a media or press representative, please address your enquiry by e-mail to press@eba.europa.eu or call the press office on +44 (0) 207 382 1772