EBA updates risk assessment indicators

07 October 2021

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an updated list of indicators for risk assessment and risk analysis tools, together with the accompanying methodological guide. Without adding any reporting burden neither on reporting institutions nor on competent authorities, this guidance describes how risk indicators are computed in EBA publications and allows competent authorities and users of EBA data to interpret key bank figures in a consistent fashion when conducting their risk assessments and analyses.

This update is based on the EBA reporting framework version 3.0 and includes the review of indicators on institutions' profitability, exposures to sovereign counterparties and own funds requirements for operational risk, among others. Moreover, other indicators to assess the use of external ratings and monitor the use of the Standardised Approach (SA) in the credit risk framework were added to the list. The accompanying EBA Guidance Note on how to compile the financial soundness indicators (FSIs) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has also been updated following the release 3.0 of the EBA reporting framework.


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