EBA launches an impact assessment of IFRS 9 on banks in the EU

  • Press Release
  • 4 February 2016

In the context of the forthcoming implementation of the IFRS 9 Financial instruments standard (IFRS 9) in the EU, the European Banking Authority (EBA) is launching an impact assessment of the standard on a sample of approximately 50 institutions across the EU.

This exercise, which is not linked to the adoption process of the standard taking place at the legislative level, will help the EBA understand the estimated impact of IFRS 9 on regulatory own funds. In addition, it will support the EBA in assessing the interaction between IFRS 9 and other prudential requirements and the way institutions are preparing for the application of IFRS 9.

The EBA acknowledges that institutions are in the process of developing the necessary processes, models and capabilities for the implementation of IFRS 9 and that the quality of the information provided in this exercise is to be improved in the future. In this context, the exercise will be repeated over time, especially when closer to the implementation date of the IFRS 9.

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