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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 publishes Report on consumer data and identifies a number of applicable requirements under EU law

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Report presenting the conclusions of its assessment on the topic of innovative uses of consumer data by financial institutions. The Report looks at both the risks and potential benefits of this innovation and identifies a number of requirements under EU law applying to financial institutions, which mitigate many of the risks identified by the EBA. The Report concludes that no additional, industry-specific legislative or regulatory requirements are needed at present, but the EBA will continue to monitor closely this innovation. The Report encourages cooperation between supervisory authorities across all relevant policy areas and contributes to fostering a consistent supervisory approach to innovation in the financial sector.

    28/06/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes 2017 consumer trends report

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its annual consumer trends report for 2017. The Report covers the retail banking products that fall in the EBA's consumer protection mandate, including mortgages, personal loans, deposits, payment accounts, payment services and electronic money. The report also provides an overview of the topical issues identified in 2017 that may impact consumers and other market participants, namely indebtedness, banking fees and costs, selling practices, innovation in payments, foreign currency loans, alternative financial services providers, and innovative uses of consumer data.

    28/06/2017 - Press releases

  • ESAs publish AML/CFT guidelines

    The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published today its final Guidelines on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The Guidelines promote a common understanding of the risk-based approach to AML/CFT and set out how it should be applied. . These Guidelines are part of the ESAs’ wider work on fostering a consistent and effective approach to AML/CFT by both, credit and financial institutions, and AML/CFT supervisors. The Guidelines provide credit and financial institutions with the tools they need to make informed, risk-based decisions on the effective management of individual business relationships and occasional transactions for AML/CFT purposes.

    26/06/2017 - Press releases

  • ESAs publish central contact point standards in fight against financial crime

    The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published today draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) to help Member States determine when payment service providers and electronic money issuers should appoint a Central Contact Point (CCP) to support the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

    26/06/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes Discussion Paper on the treatment of structural FX

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a Discussion Paper on the application of the structural FX provision. The paper outlines the rationale behind the treatment of structural positions as well as broader issues related to the structural FX concept, such as the actual nature of FX risk, considering both the accounting and regulatory perspectives. It also examines in greater detail the potential inconsistencies in the articulation of the FX requirements, both in the current Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) as well as in the CRR2 proposal for institutions applying the standardised and internal model approaches. The consultation runs until 22 September 2017.

    22/06/2017 - News

  • EBA publishes draft amending technical standards on CVA proxy spread

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its draft amending Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on credit valuation adjustment (CVA) proxy spread. These RTS propose limited amendments to the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 526/2014 for determining proxy spread and limited smaller portfolios for credit valuation adjustment risk, based on two policy recommendations contained in the EBA’s CVA report, published on 25 February 2015. Through the proposed amendments the EBA expects to ensure a more adequate calculation of own funds requirements for CVA risk.

    21/06/2017 - Press releases

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