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ESAs publish AML/CFT Guidelines

The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – ESAs) published today its final Guidelines on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The Guidelines promote a common understanding of the risk-based approach to AML/CFT and set out how it should be applied. . These Guidelines are part of the ESAs’ wider work on fostering a consistent and effective approach to AML/CFT by both, credit and financial institutions, and AML/CFT supervisors. The Guidelines provide credit and financial institutions with the tools they need to make informed, risk-based decisions on the effective management...

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ESAs publish central contact point standards in fight against financial crime

The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – ESAs) published today draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) to help Member States determine when payment service providers and electronic money issuers should appoint a Central Contact Point (CCP) to support the fight against money laundering and terrorist...

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EBA publishes Discussion Paper on the treatment of structural FX

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a Discussion Paper on the application of the structural FX provision. The paper outlines the rationale behind the treatment of structural positions as well as broader issues related to the structural FX concept, such as the actual nature of FX risk, considering both the accounting and regulatory perspectives. It also examines in greater detail the potential inconsistencies in the articulation of the FX requirements, both in the current Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) as well as in the CRR2 proposal for institutions applying the standardised and internal model approaches. The consultation runs until...

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EBA publishes draft amending technical standards on CVA proxy spread

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its draft amending Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on credit valuation adjustment (CVA) proxy spread. These RTS propose limited amendments to the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 526/2014 for determining proxy spread and limited smaller portfolios for credit valuation adjustment risk, based on two policy recommendations contained in the EBA’s CVA report, published on 25 February 2015. Through the proposed amendments the EBA expects to ensure a more adequate calculation of own funds requirements for CVA...

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EBA launches 2016 CVA risk monitoring exercise

The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced today it has put on hold its draft Guidelines on the treatment of CVA risk under SREP until further notice, due to continued developments in the CVA risk framework at international level. However, monitoring work continues with the EBAs 2016 credit valuation adjustment (CVA) risk monitoring exercise, which was launched today. The exercise fits into the EBA mandate to monitor the own funds requirements for CVA risk and follows on from policy recommendation No 4 of the CVA Report. The EBA expects institutions to complete the exercise by 14 September...

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EBA acknowledges notification on the resolution action taken by the SRB and by FROB in respect of Banco Popular Español

The European Banking Authority (EBA) received a notification regarding the resolution action taken by the Single Resolution Board (the SRB) in respect of Banco Popular Español as the conditions for resolution were met. The SRB adopted a resolution scheme providing for the application of the sale of business tool. Following a marketing process, the SRB decided to transfer Banco Popular to Banco Santander S.A. and to exercise the power of write-down and conversion of capital instruments prior to the transfer in order to address the shortfall in the value of the...

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EBA responds to the European Commission public consultation on FinTech

The European Banking Authority (EBA) submitted today its response to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on FinTech : a more competitive and innovative European financial sector Document on Retail Financial Services. In the response, the EBA conveys its views on a subset of the Commission’s questions, and focuses on the work the EBA has done so far on FinTech. Separately, the EBA is currently developing a Discussion Paper on FinTech issues that fall more into the EBA’s remit and will publish its views in the coming...

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