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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 and ESMA provide guidance to assess the suitability of management body members and key function holders

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have published their joint Guidelines to assess the suitability of members of management bodies and key function holders. These Guidelines aim to harmonise and improve suitability assessments within EU financial sectors, and to ensure sound governance arrangements in financial institutions in line with the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). The Guidelines highlight the importance for institutions to consider whether candidates have the knowledge, qualification and skills necessary to safeguard proper and prudent management of the institution. The Guidelines also foster more diverse management bodies and, therefore, contribute to improved risk oversight and resilience of institutions.

    26/09/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes guidance to further harmonise EU banks internal governance

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published today its revised Guidelines on Internal Governance. These Guidelines aim at further harmonising institutions' internal governance arrangements, processes and mechanisms across the EU, in line with the new requirements in this area introduced in the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV) and also taking into account the proportionality principle. Effective internal governance is fundamental if individual institutions and the banking system as a whole are to operate well.

    26/09/2017 - Press releases

  • ESAs provide guidance to prevent terrorist financing and money laundering in electronic fund transfers

    The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published today guidelines to prevent the abuse of funds transfers for terrorist financing and money laundering purposes. These guidelines are part of the ESAs' wider work on fostering a consistent approach to Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and promote a common understanding of payment service providers' obligations in this area

    22/09/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA consults on amendments to technical standards on supervisory disclosure

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a consultation to amend the Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory disclosure, which specify the format, structure, contents list and annual publication date of the supervisory information to be disclosed by competent authorities. The revised draft ITS will incorporate the changes to the EU legal framework and the establishment of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). The consultation runs until 22 December 2017.

    22/09/2017 - News

  • EBA welcomes the Commission proposal to strengthen the framework for its operation

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) welcomed today the European Commission’s proposal to adjust and upgrade its current framework to ensure the Authority is adequately equipped in terms of powers, governance and funding. In particular, the EBA welcomes its strengthened competencies in the areas of supervisory convergence and mediation, supporting the EBA’s enhanced focus on more integrated and consistent supervisory processes and outcomes in the Single Market.

    20/09/2017 - News

  • EBA launches consultation on significant risk transfer in securitisation

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on its discussion paper on significant risk transfer in securitisation. This work builds on the EBA’s monitoring activity of supervisory practices in the area of significant risk transfer, which the Authority started in 2014 with the publication of the EBA Guidelines on this topic. The discussion paper aims at seeking stakeholders’ views on how to further harmonise the regulation and supervision of the risk transfer through securitisation. The EBA’s proposals are based on the newly agreed European securitisation legislation. The consultation runs until 19 December 2017.

    19/09/2017 - News

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