Topic: European Banking Authority

Fragmentation concerns raised over EU’s climate disclosure approach

Japanese and US banking industry bodies have warned that ambitious EU moves towards sustainability disclosures – including a newly-finalised taxonomy and new standards for Pillar 3 disclosures – risk creating a fragmented global framework and “exporting” its model to non-EU institutions.

07 June 2021

What is dead may never die: EBA product governance and oversight guidelines “invalid”, says ECJ adviser

The European Banking Authority’s ability to react to new challenges and risks in the sector could be compromised, after an EU advocate-general said its guidelines on retail banking should be declared “invalid”.

21 April 2021

EBA calls for greater detail in “non-logical” investment policy disclosures

The EU’s banking watchdog has announced broader disclosure requirements for large investment banks.

08 April 2021

Basel III monitoring to be mandatory in Europe

The European Banking Authority will force EU banks to participate in its Basel III monitoring exercises from December.

17 March 2021

EBA proposes revamped stress tests for deposit guarantee schemes

Europe’s top banking regulator has announced changes its deposit guarantee scheme stress testing regime, after the first round of testing showed a lack of robustness.

15 March 2021

Introducing the “green asset ratio”: EU banks to face new ESG disclosure requirements

The European Banking Authority has proposed new rules requiring the EU’s largest banks to provide detailed disclosures of how much of their portfolios contribute to climate change.

02 March 2021

EU banking associations call for Basel III flexibility to address pandemic fallout

Banking associations in Germany and Italy have called for EU regulators to tweak the insolvency framework and delay Basel III implementation, to allow banks to address the fallout from the covid-19 pandemic.

17 February 2021

Amid bank scepticism, EBA announces three-year software capital relief period

The European Banking Authority has proposed to allow banks to include the value of software assets in their capital calculations, despite banks saying the changes would still bring about an “unlevel playing field” for EU banks in an international context.

15 October 2020

EBA publishes sectoral risk guidelines

With only months until the implementation deadline for CRD V, the European Banking Authority has published its final guidelines for sectoral systemic risk buffers under the directive.

06 October 2020

EBA backs first AML regulation

The prospect of an EU-wide AML regulation with direct effect moved a step closer this week, after the European Banking Authority backed the idea citing concerns over regulatory arbitrage.

15 September 2020

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