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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 methodology for the 2018 EU-wide stress test

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes today its final methodology for the 2018 EU-wide stress test, following a discussion with industry in summer 2017. The methodology covers all relevant risk areas and, for the first time, incorporates IFRS 9 accounting standards. The stress test exercise will be formally launched in January 2018 and the results to be published by 2 November 2018.

    17/11/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA updates list of CET1 instruments

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its sixth updated list of capital instruments that Competent Authorities (CAs) across the European Union (EU) have classified as Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1). Since the publication of the previous update in May 2017, some new CET1 instruments have been assessed and evaluated as compliant with the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). The list will be maintained and updated on a regular basis.

    17/11/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA observes good level of compliance with its guidelines on O-SIIs

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Report on the peer review carried out to evaluate the implementation of its Guidelines on the criteria for the assessment and identification of other systemically important institutions (O-SIIs) across the EU. Overall, the peer review concluded that the majority of the authorities are compliant with the EBA Guidelines, although some of its requirements have not been fully applied in all jurisdictions.

    15/11/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA releases its annual assessment of the consistency of internal model outcomes

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two reports on the consistency of risk weighted assets (RWAs) across all EU institutions authorised to use internal approaches for the calculation of capital requirements. The reports cover credit risk for large corporate, institutions, and sovereign portfolios (collectively referred to as "low default portfolios" - LDP), as well as market risk. The results confirm previous findings, with the majority of risk-weights (RWs) variability explained by fundamentals. These benchmarking exercises, conducted by the EBA on an annual basis are a fundamental supervisory and convergence tool to address unwarranted inconsistencies and restoring trust in internal models.

    14/11/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final guidance on connected clients

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on the treatment of connected clients as defined in the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), aiming at supporting institutions in identifying all possible connections among their clients, in particular when control relationships or economic dependency should lead to the grouping of clients because they constitute a single risk. The guidelines apply to all areas of the CRR where the concept of ‘group of connected client’ is used, including the EBA technical standards and the EBA guidelines that refer to that concept.

    14/11/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes an Opinion and Report on regulatory perimeter issues relating to the CRDIV/CRR

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the European Parliament, Council and European Commission, on matters relating to the regulatory perimeter under the Capital Requirements Directive/Regulation (CRDIV/CRR). These include the use of Articles 2(5) and 9(2) CRDIV and the interpretation of the terms 'financial institution' and 'ancillary services undertaking' as defined in the CRR. The Opinion is based on the results of a detailed assessment across the EU of the prudential treatment of 'other financial intermediaries' (OFIs), i.e. those entities carrying out credit intermediation activities that are not credit institutions nor other specified types of financial entity. The results of this assessment are included in a Report also published today.‎ The EBA's findings are relevant to the consideration of the legislative proposals to amend the CRDIV/CRR.

    09/11/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final guidance on supervision of significant branches

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes today its final Guidelines on the supervision of significant branches. Prompted by the increasing demand to establish branches across the European Union, these Guidelines are designed to facilitate cooperation and coordination between the Competent Authorities involved in the prudential supervision of significant branches of EU institutions established in another Member State. In particular, these Guidelines will facilitate cooperation and coordination of supervision of the largest and systemically important branches, the so-called ‘significant-plus’ branches.

    01/11/2017 - Press releases

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