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EBA publishes updated ITS package for 2018 benchmarking exercise

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today an update to its Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on benchmarking of internal approaches, which define the benchmarking portfolios for the 2018 benchmarking exercise. Today’s update includes minor changes and clarifications that the EBA agreed with the Commission in advance of the Commission’s adoption of these standards. These updates do not entail any change to the policy or legal content of the technical standards but eliminate inconsistencies in wording and facilitate harmonised data submissions in April...

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EBA publishes its standardised data templates as a step to reduce NPLs

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today data templates that will create the foundation for NPL transactions across the EU. The templates will provide a common EU data set for the screening, financial due diligence and valuation during NPL transactions. An extended use of the templates is expected to widen the investor base, lower entry barriers to potential investors, improve data quality and availability, support price discovery and facilitate the development of the NPL secondary...

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EBA publishes final draft technical standards on the future EBA register under the Payment Services Directive

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) on the EBA electronic central register under the Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The RTS specify the procedures competent authorities (CAs) should follow when providing information to the EBA and those that apply to the EBA when processing and publishing that information. The ITS specify the information that will be made available on the EBA Register. The aim of the EBA Register is to provide transparency on the operation of payment and e-money institutions across the EU, enhance cooperation between competent...

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EBA publishes final Guidelines on security measures under PSD2

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on security measures for operational and security risks of payments services under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). These Guidelines are in support of the objective of PSD2 of contributing to an integrated payments market across the European Union, promoting equal conditions for competition, and mitigating the increased security risks arising from electronic payments. This, in turn, minimises disruption to users, payment service providers and payment...

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EBA publishes final draft technical standards on central contact points under PSD2

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Central Contact Points under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The RTS specify the criteria for determining when the appointment of a central contact point in a host Member State (MS) is appropriate and the functions that these contact points should fulfill. These RTS are in support of the objective of PSD2 of facilitating the supervision by competent authorities (CAs) of the networks of agents used by payment institutions (PIs) and electronic money institutions (EMIs) for providing cross-border payment services under the right of...

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EBA issues revised list of ITS validation rules

The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today a revised list of validation rules in its Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting, highlighting those which have been deactivated either for incorrectness or for triggering IT problems. Competent Authorities throughout the EU are informed that data submitted in accordance with these ITS should not be formally validated against the set of deactivated...

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