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In this section, you will find news, press releases and speeches published by the EBA as well as a calendar of events including the EBA's major activities and key dates

Latest news and press releases

  • EBA consults on scope of its draft guidelines on connected clients

    The European Banking Authority launched today a consultation focusing on the scope of its draft Guidelines on connected clients, on which it had already sought the stakeholders’ views in July 2016. In the new consultation, the EBA is proposing to extend the scope of these draft Guidelines to the remaining aspects of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), the EBA technical standards, and the EBA guidelines where the concept of group of connected client is relevant. The extension of the scope would ensure the consistent application of this concept throughout the CRR and the harmonisation of institutions’ practices. The consultation runs until 25 June 2017.

    25/05/2017 - News

  • EBA announces details of its 2017 EU-wide transparency exercise

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced today that it will publish data for its fourth annual EU-wide transparency exercise in December 2017 together with the Risk Assessment Report (RAR). Nearly 600000 data points in total on more than 130 banks will be released, covering all key balance sheet items. The transparency exercise is part of the EBA's efforts to foster market discipline, improve the understanding of the EU banking system and ensures both a detailed snap shot and consistent time series.

    25/05/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA welcomes enhanced FX Global Code

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) welcomes the enhancement of the FX Global Code (the Code) and the publication of its May 2017 update. The objective of the Code is to promote a robust, fair, liquid, open, and transparent market underpinned by high ethical standards, which shall benefit all wholesale FX market participants. The Code's guidelines for responsible participation in the FX market are in line with the EBA's work aimed at fostering financial institutions' effective governance and enhanced consumer protection in all areas of financial products and services.

    25/05/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final technical standards on valuation in resolution

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on valuation in resolution. These draft RTS are a crucial piece of regulation for the resolution framework as they aim to provide the independent valuer with common criteria for the valuation, which will inform the decisions made by resolution authorities, thus promoting a consistent approach to such valuations across the EU.

    23/05/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes an Opinion on own funds in the context of the CRD CRR review proposal

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the EU institutions expressing its views on a number of aspects related to own funds in the context of the European Commission’s proposal to amend the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Capital Requirements Directive (CRD). In the Opinion, the EBA calls, in particular, for a possible strengthening of the Authority’s role in assessing issuances of CET1 instruments. In addition, the Opinion elaborates on restrictions on distributions in the context of capital conservation measures and suggests introducing a general anti-circumvention principle. The views expressed in this Opinion are not meant to be exhaustive and focus on the areas deemed to be the most significant ones.

    23/05/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA updates on monitoring of CET1 instruments

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its fifth updated list of capital instruments that Competent Supervisory Authorities (CAs) across the European Union (EU) have classified as Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1). The list is for the first time accompanied by a Report, which includes additional information on the underlying objectives of the monitoring update as well as on the consequences of including or excluding instruments in or from the list. The EBA intends to update this report on a regular basis to give account of new developments in CET1 issuances and market practices.

    23/05/2017 - Press releases

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