The EBA has been conducting annual transparency exercises at the EU-wide level since 2011. The transparency exercise is part of the EBA's ongoing efforts to foster transparency and market discipline in the EU financial market, and complements banks' own Pillar 3 disclosures, as laid down in the EU Capital Requirements Directive (CRD). Along with the dataset, the EBA also provides a wide range of interactive tools that allow users to compare and visualise data across time and at a country and a bank-by-bank level.

In 2021, the EBA is going to carry out its annual transparency exercise, which will inform the public on the conditions of the EU banking sector during the crisis in the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021. The exercise will be exclusively based on supervisory reporting data, as well as on Covid -19 measures reporting data submitted in accordance with the EBA Guidelines on Covid-19 measures on reporting and disclosure (EBA/GL/2020/07). Therefore, the exercise will not require any additional reporting burden for banks.


    The European Banking Authority (EBA) announces that the annual 2021 EU-wide Transparency exercise will be carried out in autumn and the information on banks’ exposures and asset quality during the crisis will be released to market participants. The exercise will cover the figures from the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021. The exercise is planned to be launched in September and the results are expected to be published at the beginning of December, along with the EBA Risk Assessment Report.