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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 exclusion from CVA of non-EU non-financial counterparties

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying the procedures for excluding transactions with non-financial counterparties (NFCs) established in a third country from the capital requirement for credit valuation adjustment (CVA) risk. The proposed RTS aim at harmonising the treatment of NFCs established in a third country across EU Member States.

    09/02/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA observes a significant increase of high earners in EU banks

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its annual Report on high earners in EU banks, which shows a significant increase in their number in 2015 (+33.04% compared to 2014). The Report contains data covering all staff of institutions in the EU and EU branches of third country institutions receiving a total remuneration of one million euro or above. The data is available in aggregate format at the EU level, for each Member State, and by payment bracket within each Member State. The EBA will publish this year the report on High Earners with data for the financial year 2015.

    02/02/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes DPM and XBRL taxonomy 2.6 for remittance of supervisory reporting

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an update to the XBRL taxonomy that Competent Authorities should use for the remittance of data under the EBA Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting. The revised taxonomy will be used for reference dates from 30 June 2017 onwards and includes changes and corrections to validation rules.

    18/01/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA and ESMA call to clarify margin requirements between CRR and EMIR

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published today their joint report on the functioning of the Capital Requirements Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR) with the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 (EMIR). The report calls for the requirements for credit, market, and counterparty credit risk in the CRR to be clarified. This clarification should ensure that only risks not already covered by specific financial resources for activities not related to clearing are to be covered by CRR requirements. This exclusion should also be extended to activities covered by interoperability arrangements.

    18/01/2017 - 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

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