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  • ESAs highlight main risks for the EU financial system

    The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) has published its spring 2017 Report on risks and vulnerabilities in the European Union’s financial system. The Report highlights the risks to the stability of the European financial sector in an environment subject to political and economic uncertainties. In particular, the protracted period of low profitability of banks and the difficulties faced by insurers to generate adequate returns to meet long-term liabilities in a low growth and low-yield environment remains a major challenge. In addition, the steepening of the yield curve may benefit earnings across all sectors but it also raises valuation concerns and, in the short term, may not be sufficient to alleviate the low profitability concerns. The Report also highlights the high valuation risk linked to search for yield strategies and repricing of risk premia. Rising operational risks related to information and communication technologies are increasingly requiring supervisory attention.

    20/04/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA finds supervisory authorities have implemented robust IT systems and processes for supervisory reporting

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Report on the Peer Review carried out on its ITS on supervisory reporting aimed at assessing how supervisory authorities have ensured its consistent and comprehensive implementation. The Report summarises the outcomes of this assessment involving the supervisory authorities of all EU Member States, the European Central Bank (ECB)/Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and the supervisory authorities of three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). Overall, the Peer Review concluded that most supervisory authorities have put in place robust processes and IT systems to ensure a timely, complete and correct data reporting.

    11/04/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA outlines roadmap of its plan to update 2017-2018 SREP

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today a roadmap outlining its plans to update the common European framework for the supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP) in 2017-2018. The roadmap explains the multi-stage approach the EBA intends to follow in updating the EU SREP framework in 2017-2018 and beyond, and summarises the ongoing policy initiatives affecting Pillar 2/SREP that will need to be reflected in the revised EBA guidelines on Pillar 2 topics.

    11/04/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA finds Polish waiver on covered bonds justified

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (FSA) following the Competent Authority’s notification of its intention to introduce a partial waiver of Article 129 (1)(c) of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), which specifies the conditions for the eligibility of covered bonds in relation to risk weight preferential treatment. Given the significant potential concentration problem in Poland, the EBA is of the opinion that the application of a partial waiver is adequately justified.

    11/04/2017 - News

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