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Press releases

  • EBA amends Decision on the quality of unsolicited credit assessments of certain ECAIs for the assignment of risk weights

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a revised Decision confirming the quality of unsolicited credit assessments assigned by certain External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for calculating institutions' capital requirements. The revised Decision, which reflects the recognition of five additional ECAIs and the de-registering of one ECAI, is part of the Single Rulebook in banking and will ensure regulatory harmonisation across the European Union (EU) regarding the use of unsolicited credit ratings for determining institutions' own funds requirements.

    18/07/2017 - Press releases

  • ESAs consult on amendments to technical standards on the mapping of ECAIs

    The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) launched today a public consultation to amend the Implementing Regulations on the mapping of credit assessments of External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for credit risk to reflect the recognition of five new credit rating agencies (CRAs) and the deregistration of one CRA. The Implementing Regulations are part of the EU Single Rulebook for banking and insurance aimed at creating a safe and sound regulatory framework consistently applicable across the European Union (EU). The consultation runs until 18/09/2017.

    18/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final standards specifying information requirements for the authorisation of credit institutions

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today (i) its final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the information applicants shall provide to competent authorities when applying for authorisation as credit institutions, and (ii) its final draft implementing technical standards (ITS) related to the templates to be used for the provision of such information. Overall, these final draft technical standards aim at promoting convergence of supervisory practices regarding the assessment of the applications by prescribing a common set of information to be submitted to the competent authorities whilst securing a proportionate and workable approach that takes into account differences in applicants’ size and proposed business models.

    14/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA updates on the impact of IFRS 9 on banks across the EU and highlights current implementation issues

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Report including some qualitative and quantitative observations of its second impact assessment of IFRS 9. This exercise, which follows up on the first impact assessment published in November 2016, has confirmed the EBA’s initial observations on the stage of preparation for the implementation of IFRS 9 and the estimated impact of IFRS 9 on regulatory own funds.

    13/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final Guidelines on authorisation and registration under PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on the information to be provided by applicants intending to obtain authorisation as payment and electronic money institutions as well as to register as account information service providers (AISP) under the revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2). These Guidelines are in support of the objective of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) of contributing to an integrated payments market across the European Union, ensuring a consistent application of the legislative framework, and promoting equal conditions for competition.

    11/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA enhances transparency on Deposit Guarantee Schemes across the EU

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today data relating to two key concepts in the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (DGDS): available financial means, and covered deposits. The data provides an overview of the level of pre-funded resources available to each Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS) in the EU to cover its potential liabilities to depositors. The pre-funded available financial means of each DGS are in the process of being built up under a new funding model introduced in 2014. However, the deposit guarantee of €100,000 (or equivalent in local currency) remains fully in effect, and built up available financial means are only one source of funding for EU DGSs. With this publication, which will be done on a yearly basis, the EBA will contribute to enhance transparency and public accountability of DGSs across the EU to the benefit of depositors, markets, policymakers, DGSs and Members States.

    11/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes Final Guidelines on Professional Indemnity Insurance under PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), on the criteria on how to stipulate the minimum monetary amount of the professional indemnity insurance (PII) or other comparable guarantee for payment initiation services (PIS) and account information services (AIS). Undertakings intending to carry out these services will need PII cover or a comparable guarantee as a prerequisite to be granted authorisation. The Guidelines, therefore, contribute to the overall objectives of PSD2, by strengthening the liability regime governing the interactions between the different actors involved in electronic payment transactions.

    07/07/2017 - Press releases

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