Guidelines 2007

 

CEBS Adopts its Peer Review Mechanism

15/10/2007

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) is publishing today the Protocol and Methodology for a peer review mechanism. A group dedicated to conducting peer reviews – the Review Panel - is being set up and CEBS is now implementing ‘peer review' as a powerful tool for convergence.

 

CEBS Publishes an Assessment of Convergence on Supervisory Reporting

08/10/2007

CEBS has published today a study to assess the level of convergence achieved by the introduction of the CEBS Guidelines on Reporting, approved in December 2005 and January 2006 with the objective of building a harmonised prudential financial reporting framework based on IAS/IFRS and a common reporting system of the new solvency ratio within the European Union . The aim of this study is to provide a first overview of the progress made in this area; in addition, it has helped to identify areas where further convergence of supervisory practices should be possible. As a further contribution to enhance the dialogue with the banking community in this respect, the report will be presented and discussed at a public hearing organised by CEBS on 26 October 2007 about future developments on supervisory reporting. For more information regarding the public hearing, As a further contribution to enhance the dialogue with the banking community in this respect, the report will be presented and discussed at a public hearing organised by CEBS on 26 October 2007 about future developments on supervisory reporting.

 

CEBS Publishes an Analytical Report on Prudential Filters

05/10/2007

CEBS is publishing today the findings of an analysis it has carried out with regard to prudential filters.

In December 2004 CEBS issued its guidelines on the use of prudential filters for regulatory capital. The objective of these prudential filters is to maintain the definition and quality of regulatory capital for institutions using IFRS for prudential reporting. The analytical report issued today aims to assess CEBS' members compliance with these guidelines and to present their impact in quantitative terms on regulatory own funds. It also provides a basis for discussion on the possible scope for further convergence of these filters. for regulatory capital. The objective of these prudential filters is to maintain the definition and quality of regulatory capital for institutions using IFRS for prudential reporting. The analytical report issued today aims to assess CEBS' members compliance with these guidelines and to present their impact in quantitative terms on regulatory own funds. It also provides a basis for discussion on the possible scope for further convergence of these filters.

CEBS will present and discuss the report and its conclusions at a public hearing scheduled for 16 October. For more information regarding the hearing, CEBS will present and discuss the report and its conclusions at a public hearing scheduled for 16 October.

 

CEBS Publishes Mediation Protocol Between Banking Supervisors

25/09/2007

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) is publishing today a Protocol for a mediation mechanism, after having submitted it for public consultation on 19 March 2007.

The objective is to facilitate and speed up the supervisory procedures set out in the Capital Requirements Directive and to support the application of the pre-existing cooperation tools among supervisors such as the CEBS Guidelines on validation and on home/host cooperation. CEBS reiterates its commitment to using all tools at its disposal, including mediation, to achieve further convergence and reduce the supervisory burden of cross-border banking groups. The objective is to facilitate and speed up the supervisory procedures set out in the Capital Requirements Directive and to support the application of the pre-existing cooperation tools among supervisors such as the CEBS Guidelines on validation and on home/host cooperation. CEBS reiterates its commitment to using all tools at its disposal, including mediation, to achieve further convergence and reduce the supervisory burden of cross-border banking groups.

 

CEBS Publishes Approved Amendments to the Guidelines on Financial Reporting

24/07/2007

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) is publishing today the approved amendments to the Guidelines on Financial Reporting (FINREP) which were submitted for public consultation on 20 April 2007 (CP06rev).

During the consultation period, CEBS has received a number of comments from industry participants which have improved the quality and the accuracy of the proposals (CP06rev_responses).

CEBS welcomes the constructive contributions made by respondents and is open to continuing the dialogue with the industry to improve the Guidelines along those lines. CEBS will monitor future developments in the standards to check whether they have an impact on the current version of the Guidelines.