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EBA recommends introducing the Leverage Ratio in the EU

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its report on the impact assessment and calibration of the Leverage Ratio (LR), recommending the introduction of a LR minimum requirement in the EU to mitigate the risk of excessive leverage. The analysis suggests that the potential impact of introducing a LR requirement of 3% on the [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

EBA publishes list of designated Resolution Authorities

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a list of designated Resolution Authorities. Under the EU framework, each Member State has to designate one or, exceptionally, more Resolution Authorities that are empowered to apply the resolution tools and the resolution powers. The mission of Resolution Authorities is to ensure the orderly resolution of failing [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

EBA launches data collection to support the new prudential framework for investment firms

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a data collection aimed at supporting the response to the European Commission's Call for Advice on a new prudential framework for MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) investment firms, which should be less complex, more risk sensitive and more proportionate than the current regime. For the purpose [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

EBA launches consultation on Guidelines on disclosure requirements for the EU banking sector

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a consultation on a set of Guidelines on regulatory disclosure requirements following an update of the Pillar 3 requirements by the Basel Committee in January 2015. These Guidelines are part of the EBA's work to improve and enhance the consistency and comparability of institutions' disclosures and aim [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Financial institutions weigh their options after Brexit

Britain’s decision to leave the EU is met with shock and uncertainty In financial circles, the shock at the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union can be felt well beyond the City of London. Across the Channel, financiers from Frankfurt to Milan are expressing regret, sadness and disbelief at news [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|News|0 Comments

EBA publishes final draft technical standards on specialised lending exposures

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying how institutions should take into account and treat several factors when assigning risk weights to specialised lending exposures. The purpose of these RTS is to harmonise the assignment of risk weights to specialised lending exposures for institutions that apply [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Reforming Indian banks: Bureaucrats at the till

The financial sector in India is being improved rather than overhauled India's biggest banks tend to have official-sounding names, worthy of a central bank. There is State Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Bank of India and even Central Bank of India (the actual central bank is called the Reserve Bank of India, [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

EBA publishes final Guidelines on stress tests for deposit guarantee schemes

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on stress tests for deposit guarantee schemes (DGSs). The Guidelines provide a systematic methodology for planning, running and reporting on stress tests conducted by DGSs to assess their resilience to various types of scenarios in times of banking stress. In line with the Deposit [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Britons should shop around for banks, says watchdog

The Competition and Markets Authority wants to prod both customers and banks into action Since the financial crisis Britain’s banks have taken some hits—deservedly, many would say. They have paid billions in fines for mis-selling loan insurance; they have been forced to pay extra taxes (the “bank levy”) into the Treasury’s coffers; some were [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments

EBA consults on LCR disclosure

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a consultation on its draft Guidelines on the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) disclosure. These Guidelines harmonise and specify both the qualitative and quantitative information that institutions are required to disclose on liquidity and namely on the LCR. The consultation will run until 11 August 2016. LCR disclosure [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments