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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 publishes draft amending technical standards on CVA proxy spread

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its draft amending Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on credit valuation adjustment (CVA) proxy spread. These RTS propose limited amendments to the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 526/2014 for determining proxy spread and limited smaller portfolios for credit valuation adjustment risk, based on two policy recommendations contained in the EBA’s CVA report, published on 25 February 2015. Through the proposed amendments the EBA expects to ensure a more adequate calculation of own funds requirements for CVA risk.

    21/06/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA launches 2016 CVA risk monitoring exercise

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced today it has put on hold its draft Guidelines on the treatment of CVA risk under SREP until further notice, due to continued developments in the CVA risk framework at international level. However, monitoring work continues with the EBAs 2016 credit valuation adjustment (CVA) risk monitoring exercise, which was launched today. The exercise fits into the EBA mandate to monitor the own funds requirements for CVA risk and follows on from policy recommendation No 4 of the CVA Report. The EBA expects institutions to complete the exercise by 14 September 2017.

    21/06/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes its 2016 Annual Report

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its 2016 Annual Report, which provides a detailed account of all the work the Authority achieved in the past year and anticipates the key areas of focus in the coming years.

    15/06/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA issues 2018 EU-wide stress test methodology for discussion

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its 2018 EU-wide stress test draft methodology and templates for discussion with the industry. The exercise will cover 70% of the EU banking sector and will assess EU banks' ability to meet relevant supervisory capital ratios during an adverse economic shock. The methodology covers all relevant risk areas and, for the first time, will incorporate IFRS 9 accounting standards. The results will inform the 2018 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP), challenging banks' capital plans and leading to relevant supervisory outcomes. The exercise will also provide enhanced transparency so that market participants can compare and assess the resilience of EU banks on a consistent basis. The list of institutions participating in the exercise is also released today.

    07/06/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes Opinion on EU Commission consultation on the operation of the ESAs

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion in response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the operation of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs). The Opinion welcomes the public consultation which acknowledges the results the EBA has obtained since its establishment in 2011. It also points to a possible way forward to confirm its role as guardian of the Single Rulebook and to increase its effectiveness in ensuring supervisory convergence across the EU. Finally, it suggests how the EBA’s role with regards to supervisory reporting could be strengthened and improved.

    31/05/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA announces details of its 2017 EU-wide transparency exercise

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced today that it will publish data for its fourth annual EU-wide transparency exercise in December 2017 together with the Risk Assessment Report (RAR). Nearly 600000 data points in total on more than 130 banks will be released, covering all key balance sheet items. The transparency exercise is part of the EBA's efforts to foster market discipline, improve the understanding of the EU banking system and ensures both a detailed snap shot and consistent time series.

    25/05/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA welcomes enhanced FX Global Code

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) welcomes the enhancement of the FX Global Code (the Code) and the publication of its May 2017 update. The objective of the Code is to promote a robust, fair, liquid, open, and transparent market underpinned by high ethical standards, which shall benefit all wholesale FX market participants. The Code's guidelines for responsible participation in the FX market are in line with the EBA's work aimed at fostering financial institutions' effective governance and enhanced consumer protection in all areas of financial products and services.

    25/05/2017 - Press releases

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