MT would prefer to keep the submission date as at end May, given that both the institutions and the Resolution Authority would need some time to familiarise with the new templates. Moreover, most institutions have the year-end as at December, and they will be still in the process of finalising their accounts during the first quarter of the year. However, as a compromise, MT can support to move the reporting date to end April.
The exercise to amend the EBA templates was useful and necessary to better reflect the data requirements for resolution purposes. However, it must be ensured that there is no duplication in the data requested in the EBA and SRB templates to avoid unnecessary burden on reporting institutions. Overlaps between the SRB and EBA templates exist in the current versions being used and the exercise conducted by the EBA provides the right opportunity to streamline the templates of the SRB and EBA.