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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 consults on its guidelines interpreting the STS criteria in securitisation

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on its draft Guidelines, which will provide a harmonised interpretation of the criteria for the securitisation to be eligible as simple, transparent and standardised (STS). The EBA Guidelines will play a crucial role in the new EU securitisation framework, by providing a single point of consistent interpretation of the STS criteria to originators, sponsors, investors and competent authorities throughout the Union. The consultation runs until 20 July 2018.

    20/04/2018 - News - Press releases

  • ESAs appoint new members to the Board of Appeal

    The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have appointed three new members to the Board of Appeal of the ESAs.

    18/04/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes amended technical standards on supervisory and resolution reporting for EU institutions and the corresponding DPM and XBRL taxonomy 2.8

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today amendments to the Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting, a new ITS on reporting for resolution plans and the corresponding Data Point Model (DPM) and XBRL taxonomy. These changes form part of the EBA reporting framework version 2.8, which will be applicable for submissions of data as of December 2018.

    17/04/2018 - Press releases

  • EU financial regulators warn against risks for EU financial markets, Brexit, asset repricing and cyber-attacks key risks

    The securities, banking and insurance sectors in the European Union (EU) face multiple risks, the latest report on risks and vulnerabilities by the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) shows. The ESA report for the second half of 2017 outlines the following risks as potential sources of instability:

    12/04/2018 - Press releases

  • The EBA observes a decrease in high earners in 2016 and differences in remuneration practices across the EU

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its report on benchmarking of remuneration practices in EU banks for the financial years 2015 and 2016 and high earners data for 2016. The data shows that in 2016, the number of high earners in EU banks receiving a remuneration of more than EUR 1 million decreased by 10.6% (from 5 142 in 2015 to 4 597 in 2016). In addition, for high earners, the average ratio between the variable and fixed remuneration continued to decrease from 127% in 2014 to 118% in 2015 and 104% in 2016. The same holds true for the ratio between the variable and fixed remuneration of all other identified staff, which decreased from 65.5 % in 2014 to 62.2 % in 2015 and 57.1 % in 2016. The report is part of the EBA’s monitoring activities and focuses on the identification of staff, the application of deferral arrangements, the pay out in instruments and the use of specific remuneration elements, e.g. guaranteed variable remuneration and severance payments.

    10/04/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA updated Risk Dashboard shows significant improvements across EU banks but elevated NPLs are still the main challenge for their profitability

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today the regular update of its Risk Dashboard summarising the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector for Q4 2017. The progress is positive for European banks, but risks remain heightened on sustainable profitability. Following the ESRB recommendation on commercial real estate markets , the EBA’s Risk Dashboard has an additional page showing the aggregated real estate exposures referred to real estate activities and the construction sector.

    05/04/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA published an assessment of the current credit risk mitigation framework

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Report, which assesses the current Credit Risk Mitigation (CRM) framework, as part of its work on the review of the IRB approach. This Report is part of the 4th and last phase of the EBA’s roadmap on the IRB approach, which also includes a review of supervisory practices, a harmonised definition of default and clarifications on modelling approaches to be used by institutions.

    19/03/2018 - 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