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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 updates recommendation on the equivalence of third country confidentiality regimes

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) updated today its Recommendation on the equivalence of confidentiality and professional secrecy regimes by adding three non-EU (third country) supervisory authorities to the current list of third country supervisory authorities whose confidentiality regimes can be regarded as equivalent. The EBA Recommendation is designed as a guide for EU authorities in their assessment of third country equivalence with the aim of facilitating cooperation with third country supervisory authorities and their participation in supervisory colleges overseeing international banks.

    20/06/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA issues first binding mediation decision between the SRB and the NBR

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes today its first binding mediation decisions between two resolution authorities, the Single Resolution Board (SRB) and the National Bank of Romania (NBR). The decisions were issued following a request from the NBR for the EBA to assist in settling a dispute with the SRB concerning the resolution planning for two banking groups.

    18/06/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes its 2017 Annual Report

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its 2017 Annual Report, which provides a detailed account of all the work the Authority achieved in the past year and anticipates the key areas of focus in the coming years.

    18/06/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes Opinion on the implementation of the RTS on strong customer authentication and common and secure communication

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion on the implementation of the regulatory technical standards (RTS) on strong customer authentication (SCA) and common and secure communication (CSC), which will apply from 14 September 2019. In the Opinion, the EBA clarifies a number of issues identified by market participants and Competent Authorities (CAs) to assist in this implementation.

    13/06/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA provides clarity to market participants for the implementation of the technical standards on strong customer authentication and common and secure communication under the PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two regulatory products, an Opinion and a Consultation Paper on draft Guidelines, to clarify a number of issues identified by market participants in relation to the regulatory technical standards (RTS) on strong customer authentication and common and secure communication (SCA and CSC), which will apply from 14 September 2019. The Opinion focuses on the implementation of the RTS while the Consultation Paper proposes a pragmatic and consistent approach to the four conditions to be met to benefit from an exemption from the fallback option envisaged under Article 33(6) of the RTS. The EBA will also extend its Single Rulebook Q&A tool to the revised Payments Services Directive (PSD2). With all these additional measures, the EBA aims at providing assistance to market participants for a smooth and transparent implementation of its RTS on SCA and CSC.

    13/06/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final amended technical standards on supervisory disclosure

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft amended Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory disclosure, which specify the format, structure, contents list and annual publication date of the supervisory information to be disclosed by competent authorities. The amended draft ITS incorporate the changes to the EU legal framework and the establishment of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). The amendments introduced in the final draft ITS will enhance transparency, ensure consistency between the templates and instructions and will contribute to reducing the level of different interpretation between reporting.

    01/06/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA and ESMA: institutions and authorities must consider retail holders of debt financial instruments in resolutions

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have today published a joint statement encouraging institutions, market and resolution authorities to properly consider retail holders of debt financial instruments subject to the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) when carrying out their respective tasks. The distribution of debt instruments issued by financial institutions to retail clients may raise significant consumer protection issues and affect the practical application of the resolution framework under the BRRD.

    30/05/2018 - 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