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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

  • The EBA updates data used for the identification of global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs)

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today 12 indicators and underlying data from the 35 largest institutions in the EU, whose leverage ratio exposure measure exceeds EUR 200 bn. In 2015, the number of banks with a leverage ratio exposure measure exceeding EUR 200 bn was 36 and 3 banks have changed in the sample. This end-2016 data contributes to the internationally agreed basis on which a smaller subset of banks will be identified as global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs), following the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) final assessments.

    11/08/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes a Discussion Paper on its approach to FinTech

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Discussion Paper on its approach to financial technology (FinTech). The EBA sets out in the Discussion Paper the results of the first EU-wide FinTech mapping exercise and its proposals for future work on FinTech.

    04/08/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA reports show that banks funding plans paint an optimistic outlook for growth whilst NPLs remain a drag on EU banks new lending

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two reports on EU banks’ funding plans and asset encumbrance respectively. The reports aim to provide important information for EU supervisors to assess the sustainability of banks’ main sources of funding. The results of the assessment show that banks plan to increase their lending and to expand deposits as well as market based funding.

    31/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes Final Guidelines on major incident reporting under PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today the Final Guidelines on major incident reporting under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The Guidelines were developed in close cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB), are addressed to all payment services providers and competent authorities in the 28 EU Member States, and contribute to the objective of the PSD2 of minimizing disruption to users, payment service providers and payment systems.

    27/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA amends Decision on the quality of unsolicited credit assessments of certain ECAIs for the assignment of risk weights

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a revised Decision confirming the quality of unsolicited credit assessments assigned by certain External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for calculating institutions' capital requirements. The revised Decision, which reflects the recognition of five additional ECAIs and the de-registering of one ECAI, is part of the Single Rulebook in banking and will ensure regulatory harmonisation across the European Union (EU) regarding the use of unsolicited credit ratings for determining institutions' own funds requirements.

    18/07/2017 - Press releases

  • ESAs consult on amendments to technical standards on the mapping of ECAIs

    The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) launched today a public consultation to amend the Implementing Regulations on the mapping of credit assessments of External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for credit risk to reflect the recognition of five new credit rating agencies (CRAs) and the deregistration of one CRA. The Implementing Regulations are part of the EU Single Rulebook for banking and insurance aimed at creating a safe and sound regulatory framework consistently applicable across the European Union (EU). The consultation runs until 18/09/2017.

    18/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final standards specifying information requirements for the authorisation of credit institutions

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today (i) its final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the information applicants shall provide to competent authorities when applying for authorisation as credit institutions, and (ii) its final draft implementing technical standards (ITS) related to the templates to be used for the provision of such information. Overall, these final draft technical standards aim at promoting convergence of supervisory practices regarding the assessment of the applications by prescribing a common set of information to be submitted to the competent authorities whilst securing a proportionate and workable approach that takes into account differences in applicants’ size and proposed business models.

    14/07/2017 - Press releases

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  • 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