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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 draft Technical Standards on risk retention for securitisation transactions

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on its draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying the requirements for originators, sponsors and original lenders related to risk retention as laid down in the new EU securitisation framework (STS Regulation). The RTS aim to provide clarity on the requirements relating to risk retention, thus reducing the risk of moral hazard and aligning interests. The consultation runs until 15 March 2018.

    15/12/2017 - News

  • EBA consults on the homogeneity of underlying exposures in securitisation

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying a set of criteria for the underlying exposures in securitisation to be deemed homogeneous, as part of the requirements under the new EU securitisation framework. The homogeneity requirement aims to facilitate the assessment of underlying risks by investors and to enable them to perform robust due diligence. Its application is, therefore, one of prerequisites for a more risk sensitive regulatory treatment of the securitisation. The RTS are applicable to both asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) and non-ABCP securitisations. The consultation runs until 15 March 2018.

    15/12/2017 - News

  • EBA publishes updated ITS package for 2018 benchmarking exercise

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an update to its Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on benchmarking of internal approaches, which define the benchmarking portfolios for the 2018 benchmarking exercise.

    14/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes its standardised data templates as a step to reduce NPLs

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today data templates that will create the foundation for NPL transactions across the EU. The templates will provide a common EU data set for the screening, financial due diligence and valuation during NPL transactions. An extended use of the templates is expected to widen the investor base, lower entry barriers to potential investors, improve data quality and availability, support price discovery and facilitate the development of the NPL secondary market.

    14/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA issues Opinion on measures to address macroprudential risk

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion following the notification by the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) of its intention to apply stricter liquidity requirements in order to address an increase in macroprudential risk, based on Article 458 of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR).

    13/12/2017 - News

  • EBA publishes final draft technical standards on the future EBA register under the Payment Services Directive

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) on the EBA electronic central register under the Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The RTS specify the procedures competent authorities (CAs) should follow when providing information to the EBA and those that apply to the EBA when processing and publishing that information. The ITS specify the information that will be made available on the EBA Register. The aim of the EBA Register is to provide transparency on the operation of payment and e-money institutions across the EU, enhance cooperation between competent authorities in the Member States and ensure a high level of consumer protection.

    13/12/2017 - Press releases

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