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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 published an assessment of the current credit risk mitigation framework

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Report, which assesses the current Credit Risk Mitigation (CRM) framework, as part of its work on the review of the IRB approach. This Report is part of the 4th and last phase of the EBA’s roadmap on the IRB approach, which also includes a review of supervisory practices, a harmonised definition of default and clarifications on modelling approaches to be used by institutions.

    19/03/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA highlights progress in the work of supervisory colleges in 2017

    The European Banking Authority published today its Report on the functioning of supervisory colleges in 2017, which summarises the EBA’s assessment of the colleges’ activities against the EBA 2017 Colleges Action Plan and the relevant regulation. The Report concludes that significant improvements have been achieved over the last couple of years in college interactions, responsiveness, and in the quality, coverage and reasoning of the joint decision documents. Further efforts are, however, expected both from home and host supervisors to enhance the joint decision process and ensure the completeness of the SREP assessments.

    16/03/2018 - Press releases

  • ESAs weigh benefits and risks of Big Data

    The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published today its final report on Big Data analysing its impact on consumers and financial firms. Overall, the ESAs have found that while the development of Big Data poses some potential risks to financial services consumers, the benefits of this innovation currently outweigh these. Many of the risks identified by the ESAs are mitigated by existing legislation.

    15/03/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes its Roadmap on FinTech

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a FinTech Roadmap setting out its priorities for 2018/2019. The Roadmap also sets out the establishment of a FinTech Knowledge Hub to enhance knowledge sharing and foster technological neutrality in regulatory and supervisory approaches.

    15/03/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA advises European Commission on the use of prudential backstops to prevent the building up of new NPLs

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its advice on the Commission’s proposal for statutory prudential backstops on banks’ provisioning practices for new loans that turn non-performing. The EBA notes that the backstop complements the existing prudential set of measures and the new accounting provisions under IFRS9 and the advice aims at providing some qualitative considerations as well as a conservative impact analysis of the proposed measures.

    14/03/2018 - Press releases

  • The EBA CRDIV-CRR/Basel III monitoring exercise shows further improvement of EU banks capital leverage and liquidity ratios

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its thirteenth Report of the CRDIV-CRR/Basel III monitoring exercise on the European banking system. This exercise presents aggregate data on EU banks' capital, leverage, and liquidity ratios assuming full implementation of the CRD IV-CRR/Basel III framework. Overall, the results, based on data as of 30 June 2017, show a further improvement of European banks' capital positions, with a total average Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio of 13.8% (13.4% as of 31 December 2016). This exercise does not reflect any BCBS standards agreed since the beginning of 2016 or any other measures currently being considered by the BCBS.

    06/03/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA takes stock of lessons learned on financial education across the EU

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its first Report on financial education, covering the years 2017/18. The Report is based on a repository of more than 80 financial education initiatives carried out by the national authorities supervising banking products and services across the 28 EU Member States. The Report provides an opportunity for national authorities to share and compare experiences, and for other organisations and individuals interested in financial education to learn about, and possibly build on, the work carried out so far in this area and the lessons learned.

    01/03/2018 - Press releases

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