Press room

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 replies to claims concerning Common Equity Tier 1 classification of UniCredit capital instruments

    The European Banking Authority published today its reply to claims by Caius Capital LLP that the European Central Bank (ECB) has breached Union law by not disqualifying the Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) classification of Unicredit capital instruments due to arrangements involving a transaction known as Convertible and Subordinated Hybrid Equity-Linked Securities (CASHES). The EBA finds that there is no clear evidence of a breach of Union law by the ECB and therefore decided not to open a formal investigation.

    20/07/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA updates on monitoring of Additional Tier 1 instruments

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its third updated Report on the monitoring of Additional Tier 1 (AT1) instruments. The EBA’s monitoring of capital instruments has been beneficial in the implementation of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and the provisions laid down in the related Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on own funds and has contributed to the enhancement of the quality of institutions’ capital across the EU.

    20/07/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA updates on monitoring of CET1 capital instruments

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a new updated list of Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) instruments of EU institutions. This list is accompanied by an updated CET1 Report, which includes information on the underlying objectives of the monitoring as well as on the consequences of including or excluding instruments in or from the CET1 list. The EBA’s monitoring of capital instruments contributes to the enhancement of the quality of institutions’ capital across the EU. The EBA will continue to update the Report on a regular basis to give account of new developments in CET1 issuances and practices.

    20/07/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA Risk Dashboard confirms steady improvements in the management of NPLs across the EU but banks profitability remains a key challenge

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today the periodical update to its Risk Dashboard, which summarises the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector using quantitative risk indicators, along with the opinions of banks and market analysts from its Risk Assessment Questionnaire. In the first quarter of 2018, the updated dashboard identified ongoing improvements in the repair of the EU banking sector but also residual risks in banks’ profitability.

    19/07/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final guidance to strengthen the Pillar 2 framework

    The European Banking Authority (EBA), in accordance with its Pillar 2 Roadmap, published today its final revised Guidelines aimed at further enhancing institutions’ risk management and supervisory convergence in the supervisory review and examination process (SREP). The three reviewed Guidelines focus on stress testing, particularly its use in setting Pillar 2 capital guidance (P2G), as well as interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB).

    19/07/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final Guidelines on fraud reporting under PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on fraud reporting under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). These Guidelines, which the EBA developed in close cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB) and which are addressed to payment service providers and competent authorities, are aimed at contributing to the objective of PSD2 of enhancing the security of retail payments in the EU.

    18/07/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA issues recommendation to the Maltese Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit in relation to its supervision of Pilatus Bank

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today a Recommendation addressed to the Maltese Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) after establishing it had breached Union law in relation to its supervision of Pilatus Bank.

    11/07/2018 - Press releases

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Press contacts

  • If you are a media or press representative, please address your enquiry by e-mail to press@eba.europa.eu or call the press office on +44 (0) 207 382 1772