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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 clarifications to the fifth set of issues raised by its Working Group on APIs under PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today clarifications to a fifth set of issues that had been raised by participants of its Working Group (WG) on APIs under PSD2. The clarifications respond to issues raised on the measurement of response times of the dedicated interface, the machine-readability of the EBA register, reliance on eIDAS certificates and various issues related to the contingency measures, including the identification of third party providers through ‘guest books’, the data that can be accessed and documentation.

    14/08/2019 - News

  • The EBA updates data used for the identification of global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs)

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today 12 indicators and updated the underlying data from the 35 largest institutions in the EU, whose leverage ratio exposure measure exceeds EUR 200 bn. This end-2018 data contributes to the internationally agreed basis on which a smaller subset of banks will be identified as global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs), following the final assessments from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB). The EBA, acting as a central data hub in the disclosure process, will update this data on a yearly basis and will provide a user-friendly platform to aggregate it across the EU.

    09/08/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes the first of three opinions on the implementation of the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an opinion on the implementation of the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (DGSD) in the EU. It proposes a number of changes aimed at strengthening depositor protection, enhancing financial stability and improving operational effectiveness. Two other opinions are forthcoming later in 2019.

    08/08/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes feedback on a review of the use, usefulness and implementation of the Single Rulebook Q&A

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an overview of the findings from a review of the use, usefulness and implementation of the Single Rulebook Questions and Answers (Q&A) that provide common answers to stakeholders’ questions on the EU regulatory framework.

    06/08/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA advises the European Commission on the implementation of the final Basel III framework

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its advice on the implementation of Basel III in the EU, which includes a quantitative analysis of the estimated impact based on data from 189 banks, and a set of policy recommendations. This work responds to a Commission's call for advice. The impact assessment shows that the full implementation of Basel III, under conservative assumptions, will increase the minimum capital requirement (MRC) by 24.4% on average. This increase in capital requirements will imply an aggregate shortfall in total capital of about EUR 135.1 billion (EUR 91.1 billion in terms of common equity tier 1, CET1). The majority of the capital impact occurs in large globally active banks, while the impact on medium-sized banks is limited to 11.3% in terms of MRC, leading to a shortfall of EUR 0.9 billion, and on small banks to 5.5% MRC with a EUR 0.1 billion shortfall. The EBA supports the full implementation of the final Basel III standards, which will contribute to the credibility of the EU banking sector and ensure a well-functioning global banking market.

    05/08/2019 - Press releases

  • EBA launches consultation on the methodology to determine the weighted average maturity of contractual payments due under the tranche of a securitisation transaction

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on draft Guidelines (GLs) on the determination of the weighted average maturity (WAM) of the contractual payments due under the tranche, as per the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) Article 257(1) (a). These draft GLs aim at ensuring that the methodology applicable for the determination of the WAM for regulatory purposes is sufficiently harmonised in order to increase consistency and comparability in the own funds held by institutions.

    31/07/2019 - Press releases

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