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EBA publishes final technical standards on valuation in resolution

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on valuation in resolution. These draft RTS are a crucial piece of regulation for the resolution framework as they aim to provide the independent valuer with common criteria for the valuation, which will inform the decisions made by resolution authorities, thus promoting a consistent approach to such valuations across the...

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EBA publishes an Opinion on own funds in the context of the CRD CRR review proposal

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an Opinion addressed to the EU institutions expressing its views on a number of aspects related to own funds in the context of the European Commission’s proposal to amend the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Capital Requirements Directive (CRD). In the Opinion, the EBA calls, in particular, for a possible strengthening of the Authority’s role in assessing issuances of CET1 instruments. In addition, the Opinion elaborates on restrictions on distributions in the context of capital conservation measures and suggests introducing a general anti-circumvention principle. The views expressed in this Opinion are not...

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EBA updates on monitoring of CET1 instruments

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its fifth updated list of capital instruments that Competent Supervisory Authorities (CAs) across the European Union (EU) have classified as Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1). The list is for the first time accompanied by a Report, which includes additional information on the underlying objectives of the monitoring update as well as on the consequences of including or excluding instruments in or from the list. The EBA intends to update this report on a regular basis to give account of new developments in CET1 issuances and market...

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EBA consults on its guidance for the use of cloud computing

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a consultation setting out its guidance for the use of cloud service providers by financial institutions. The EBA Recommendations intend to clarify the EU-wide supervisory expectations if institutions intend to adopt cloud computing, so as to allow them to leverage the benefits of using cloud services, while ensuring that any related risks are adequately identified and managed. The consultation runs until 18 August...

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EBA publishes final Guidelines on credit institutions credit risk management practices and accounting for expected credit losses

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on credit institutions’ credit risk management practices and accounting for expected credit losses. These Guidelines aim at ensuring sound credit risk management practices associated with the implementation and on-going application of the accounting for expected credit losses. The Guidelines are part of the EBA’s work on the implementation of IFRS 9 and its interaction with prudential requirements and build on the Guidance published by the Basel Committee on the same...

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EBA publishes final guidelines to assess ICT risk

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on the assessment of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) risk in the context of the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP). These Guidelines are addressed to competent authorities and aim at promoting common procedures and methodologies for the assessment of ICT...

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EBA launches public consultation on draft standards on the eligibility criteria for granting simplified obligations for recovery and resolution planning

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on its draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) further specifying the eligibility criteria to determine whether institutions should be subject to simplified obligations when drafting their recovery and resolution plans. The consultation runs until 8 August...

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EBA publishes final draft Technical Standards under the Payment Accounts Directive to enhance transparency and comparison of payment account fees

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Technical Standards setting out the standardised terminology for services linked to a payment account, and the standardised formats and common symbol of the fee information document (FID) and the Statement of Fees (SoF). These Technical Standards contribute to enhancing comparability of fees, through standardised terminology and disclosure documents across the European Union.The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Technical Standards setting out the standardised terminology for services linked to a payment account, and the standardised formats and common symbol of the fee information document (FID) and...

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