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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

  • ESAs warn consumers of risks in buying virtual currencies

    The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) for securities (ESMA), banking (EBA), and insurance and pensions (EIOPA) have today issued a pan-EU warning to consumers regarding the risks of buying Virtual Currencies (VCs). The ESAs warn consumers that VCs are highly risky and unregulated products and are unsuitable as investment, savings or retirement planning products.

    12/02/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA launches 2018 EU-wide stress test exercise

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today its 2018 EU-wide stress test and released the macroeconomic scenarios. The adverse scenario implies a deviation of EU GDP from its baseline level by 8.3% in 2020, resulting in the most severe scenario to date. The EBA expects to publish the results of the exercise by 2 November 2018.

    31/01/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA Report shows that the Guidelines on methods for calculating contributions to deposit guarantee schemes have broadly met their aims but they would need to be reviewed in the future

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Report on the implementation of its Guidelines on methods for calculating contributions to deposit guarantee schemes (DGSs). The Report, which assesses authorities' compliance with the principles outlined in the EBA Guidelines, concludes that further analysis and greater experience of the risk-based systems in use is needed before proposing any changes to the current Guidelines.

    17/01/2018 - Press releases

  • The EBA Risk Dashboard confirms steady improvements in the EU banking sector but banks profitability and business model sustainability remain key challenges

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its regular Risk Dashboard. Using quantitative risk indicators, along with the opinions of banks and market analysts from its Risk Assessment Questionnaire, the EBA’s dashboard identified ongoing improvements in the repair of the EU banking sector but also residual risks in NPLs and profitability.

    16/01/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final Guidelines on disclosure requirements of IFRS 9 transitional arrangements

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on disclosure requirements of IFRS 9 or analogous expected credit losses (ECLs) transitional arrangements. The guidelines specify a uniform disclosure template institutions shall use when disclosing the information on own funds, capital and leverage ratios, with and without the application of transitional arrangements for IFRS 9 or ECLs. The aim of these Guidelines is to ensure consistency and comparability of the data disclosed by institutions during the transition to the full implementation of the new accounting standard and to foster market discipline.

    12/01/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA advises the Commission to disallow the application of the 180 day past due exemption for material exposures

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today its advice to the European Commission on the appropriateness of continuing to apply the 180 day past due (DPD) exemption for material exposures. Based on an analysis of data submitted by the institutions still using the 180 DPD criterion, the EBA recommends that this exemption be disallowed and all institutions should consequently rely on the 90 DPD regime for all exposures.

    22/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA issues guidance for the use of cloud service providers by financial institutions

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today its final guidance for the use of cloud service providers by financial institutions. The EBA Recommendations clarify the EU-wide supervisory expectations if institutions intend to adopt cloud computing, so as to allow them to leverage the benefits of using cloud services, while ensuring that any related risks are adequately identified and managed.

    20/12/2017 - 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