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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

  • ESAs Joint Board of Appeal decides on FinancialCraft Analytics appeal against ESMA registration decision

    The Joint Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs – European Banking Authority, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, and European Securities and Markets Authority) published today its decision in an appeal brought by FinancialCraft Analytics Sp. z o.o. (formerly named Global Rating Sp. z o.o.) against a decision of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

    20/07/2017 - News

  • EBA outlines roadmap to strengthen the monitoring of ECAIs

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its future work plan on credit assessments issued by External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs). Besides its ongoing work on the mapping of ECAIs’ credit assessments, the EBA plans to strengthen the monitoring and quality of such mapping used for the determination of capital requirements, which may be calculated based on the relevant credit assessments produced by the current 25 credit rating agencies (30 in the future).

    18/07/2017 - News

  • EBA amends Decision on the quality of unsolicited credit assessments of certain ECAIs for the assignment of risk weights

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a revised Decision confirming the quality of unsolicited credit assessments assigned by certain External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for calculating institutions' capital requirements. The revised Decision, which reflects the recognition of five additional ECAIs and the de-registering of one ECAI, is part of the Single Rulebook in banking and will ensure regulatory harmonisation across the European Union (EU) regarding the use of unsolicited credit ratings for determining institutions' own funds requirements.

    18/07/2017 - Press releases

  • ESAs consult on amendments to technical standards on the mapping of ECAIs

    The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) launched today a public consultation to amend the Implementing Regulations on the mapping of credit assessments of External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for credit risk to reflect the recognition of five new credit rating agencies (CRAs) and the deregistration of one CRA. The Implementing Regulations are part of the EU Single Rulebook for banking and insurance aimed at creating a safe and sound regulatory framework consistently applicable across the European Union (EU). The consultation runs until 18/09/2017.

    18/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final standards specifying information requirements for the authorisation of credit institutions

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today (i) its final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the information applicants shall provide to competent authorities when applying for authorisation as credit institutions, and (ii) its final draft implementing technical standards (ITS) related to the templates to be used for the provision of such information. Overall, these final draft technical standards aim at promoting convergence of supervisory practices regarding the assessment of the applications by prescribing a common set of information to be submitted to the competent authorities whilst securing a proportionate and workable approach that takes into account differences in applicants’ size and proposed business models.

    14/07/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA consults on guidelines on uniform disclosure of IFRS 9 transitional arrangements

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a consultation on a set of Guidelines specifying a uniform format for the institutions’ disclosure requirements of IFRS 9 and analogous expected credit losses (ECLs) transitional arrangements. The Guidelines aim at increasing consistency and comparability of the information disclosed by institutions during the transition to the full implementation of the new accounting standard, and at ensuring market discipline. The consultation runs until 13 September 2017.

    13/07/2017 - News

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