The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its 2016 annual assessment of EU supervisory colleges, which are established for the effective supervision of EU cross-border banking groups. The Report highlighted a number of achievements made by colleges in the course of 2016, including a good level and quality of engagement, and also identified areas for improvement as well as topics for supervisory attention for 2017. The Report relied on the EBA staff observations gained through their participation in colleges of supervisors and on the consolidated results of the individual college assessments conducted at the end of 2016.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today an Opinion to the European Parliament, Council and Commission proposing that the decision-making framework for adopting supervisory reporting requirements be made more efficient and fit-for-purpose by replacing the Commission’s Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) with decisions adopted directly by the EBA.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) disclosure. These Guidelines provide harmonised disclosure templates and tables for LCR disclosure and aim at improving transparency and comparability of LCR and other liquidity risk management related information.
The Vienna Initiative has agreed to establish a Working Group on Capital Markets Union. This follows the European Union’s push to strengthen Capital Markets which will have a major impact on financing of investment and sustaining growth in the Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe region (CESEE). “Strengthening and diversifying sources of finance is crucial in the region today, as the regional catching up process advances and a new model for growth emerges”, commented Werner Hoyer, the President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), which is hosting this year’s Vienna Initiative 2 Full Forum at its headquarters in Luxembourg.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the European Commission, Parliament and Council and to all competent authorities across the EU on transitional arrangements and credit risk adjustments to mitigate the effect of the accounting standard IFRS 9 on prudential ratios. The EBA supports the progressive recognition of the initial impact of IFRS 9 from 1 January 2018 until 2021.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on the disclosure of encumbered and unencumbered assets for the provision of transparent and harmonised information on this topic, as laid down in the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). Through the disclosure of asset encumbrance based on a consistent definition and formats, these standards will enable market participants to assess the information provided by institutions in a clear and consistent manner.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two reports on the consistency of RWAs, and for the first time, across all EU institutions authorised to use internal approaches for the calculation of capital requirements. The reports cover residential mortgage, SME and other corporate portfolios (collectively referred to as "high default portfolios" - HDP), as well as market risk. The results confirm previous findings and establish these annual benchmarking exercises as a fundamental supervisory tool to restoring trust in internal models.