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Press releases

  • EBA publishes updated ITS package for 2018 benchmarking exercise

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an update to its Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on benchmarking of internal approaches, which define the benchmarking portfolios for the 2018 benchmarking exercise.

    14/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes its standardised data templates as a step to reduce NPLs

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today data templates that will create the foundation for NPL transactions across the EU. The templates will provide a common EU data set for the screening, financial due diligence and valuation during NPL transactions. An extended use of the templates is expected to widen the investor base, lower entry barriers to potential investors, improve data quality and availability, support price discovery and facilitate the development of the NPL secondary market.

    14/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final draft technical standards on the future EBA register under the Payment Services Directive

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) on the EBA electronic central register under the Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The RTS specify the procedures competent authorities (CAs) should follow when providing information to the EBA and those that apply to the EBA when processing and publishing that information. The ITS specify the information that will be made available on the EBA Register. The aim of the EBA Register is to provide transparency on the operation of payment and e-money institutions across the EU, enhance cooperation between competent authorities in the Member States and ensure a high level of consumer protection.

    13/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final Guidelines on security measures under PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on security measures for operational and security risks of payments services under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). These Guidelines, which the EBA developed in close cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB), are in support of the objective of PSD2 of contributing to an integrated payments market across the European Union, promoting equal conditions for competition, and mitigating the increased security risks arising from electronic payments. This, in turn, minimises disruption to users, payment service providers and payment systems.

    12/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final draft technical standards on central contact points under PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Central Contact Points under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The RTS specify the criteria for determining when the appointment of a central contact point in a host Member State (MS) is appropriate and the functions that these contact points should fulfill. These RTS are in support of the objective of PSD2 of facilitating the supervision by competent authorities (CAs) of the networks of agents used by payment institutions (PIs) and electronic money institutions (EMIs) for providing cross-border payment services under the right of establishment.

    11/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA welcomes the revised Basel framework and provides an overview of its impact in the EU

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) welcomes the agreement reached on the finalisation of the Basel III framework by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), which concludes the global post-crisis prudential reforms. ‘Strong international standards are an essential common yardstick that will support a safe and sound cross-border banking on a global scale’ Andrea Enria, Chairperson of the EBA, said in welcoming the Basel agreement. ‘The EBA is committed to engaging with Competent Authorities and European co-legislators to ensure a successful implementation of the standards in the EU’ Enria added. The EBA published today a summary of the results showing the impact of the agreed reforms on the EU banking sector.

    07/12/2017 - Press releases

  • ESAs publish amended technical standards on the mapping of ECAIs

    The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published today two amended Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on the mapping of credit assessments of External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for credit risk. The amendments reflect the recognition of five new credit rating agencies (CRAs) and the deregistration of one CRA. The ITS 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).

    07/12/2017 - 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