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Below, you will find all press releases published by the EBA as well as press contacts and other useful information for the media.

Press releases

  • EBA sees further improvements in EU banks resilience but highlights challenges connected to profitability, funding and operational risk

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its annual report on risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector. The report is accompanied by the results of the EBA's 2018 EU-wide transparency exercise, which provide detailed information, in a comparable and accessible format, for 130 banks across the EU. Overall, the EU banking sector has continued to benefit from the positive macroeconomic developments in most European countries, which contributed to the increase in lending, further strengthening of banks’ capital ratios and improvements in asset quality. Profitability remains low on average and has not yet reached sustainable levels.

    14/12/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA consults on guidelines on ICT and security risk management

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) today launched a consultation on its draft Guidelines on ICT and security risk management. These Guidelines establish requirements for credit institutions, investment firms and payment service providers (PSPs) on the mitigation and management of their information and communication technology (ICT) risks and aim to ensure a consistent and robust approach across the Single market. The consultation runs until 13 March 2019.

    13/12/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final guidelines on the STS criteria in securitisation

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines, which will provide a harmonised interpretation of the criteria for the securitisation to be eligible as simple, transparent and standardised (STS) on a cross-sectoral basis throughout the Union. These Guidelines will play a crucial role in the new EU securitisation framework that becomes applicable on 1 January 2019, by providing a single point of consistent interpretation of the STS criteria for all entities involved in the STS securitisation including originators, sponsors, investors, competent authorities and third party STS verifiers.

    12/12/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes an Opinion on the use of eIDAS certificates under PSD2

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion on the use of eIDAS certificates under the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Strong Customer Authentication and Common and Secure Communication (SCA&CSC). In the Opinion, the EBA clarifies specific aspects on the use of qualified certificates for electronic seals (QSealCs) and qualified certificates for website authentication (QWACs) for the purpose of identification of payment service providers (PSPs) under the RTS, the content of these certificates, and the process for their revocation.

    11/12/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA announces timing for publication of 2018 EU-wide transparency exercise and Risk Assessment Report

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced today that its 2018 Risk Report and transparency exercise with bank by bank data will be released on Friday 14 December at 17:00 UK time (18:00 CET).

    04/12/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final Guidelines on the exemption from the fall back mechanism under the RTS on SCA and CSC

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on the conditions that account servicing payment service providers (ASPSPs) must meet in order to be exempted from the obligation to implement the fallback mechanism under the Regulation (EU) 2018/389 on strong customer authentication and common and secure communication (RTS on SCA&CSC). The Guidelines aim at providing clarity to ASPSPs and national competent authorities (CAs) regarding the elements that should be considered for the purpose of an exemption and at ensuring a consistent application of the conditions for an exemption across the 28 EU Member States.

    04/12/2018 - Press releases

  • ESAs publish statement clarifying securitisation disclosure requirements and consolidated application of securitisation rules for credit institutions

    The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs – European Banking Authority, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority) have published a statement in response to industry concerns relating to severe operational challenges both in meeting the transitional provisions of the Securitisation Regulation disclosure requirements, as well as in complying with the EU requirements on risk retention, transparency, re-securitisation and criteria for credit-granting obligations on a consolidated basis by EU credit institutions engaged in local securitisation activities in third countries.

    30/11/2018 - Press releases

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Press contacts

  • If you are a media or press representative, please address your enquiry by e-mail to press@eba.europa.eu or call the press office on +44 (0) 207 382 1772