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Euro zone economic recovery falters in August

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro zone’s recovery from its deepest economic downturn on record hit the brakes in August, particularly in services, as pent-up demand unleashed by the easing of coronavirus lockdowns dwindled, a survey showed on Friday. To contain the spread of the virus, which has infected over 22.5 million people globally, governments [...]

By |2020-08-24T20:39:05+00:00August 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Euro zone economic recovery falters in August

Norway mortgage demand rises as rates fall, central bank survey shows

OSLO (Reuters) - Demand for mortgages in Norway rose significantly in the second quarter, a sharp turnaround from earlier this year amid lower interest rates that drove an upturn in the housing market, a quarterly central bank survey showed on Thursday. “Demand for first-home mortgages has risen, though less than overall residential mortgage demand,” [...]

By |2020-08-24T20:38:51+00:00August 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Norway mortgage demand rises as rates fall, central bank survey shows

Banks say they are tightening lending standards even as demand for money falls

Banks are tightening lending standards across the board despite lower demand and as the Federal Reserve encourages lending. They said in a Fed survey that they are lowering credit limits and demanding higher minimum credit scores from consumers. Banks are tightening lending standards across the board even as they’re being urged to get money [...]

By |2020-08-24T20:15:41+00:00August 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Banks say they are tightening lending standards even as demand for money falls

Regulators ease no-deal Brexit fears in funds sector

LONDON (Reuters) - Regulators in Britain and the European Union said they have dusted off their no-deal Brexit agreements to avoid disruption in cross-border asset management. Britain left the EU in January, but unfettered access to the European market has continued under a transition agreement that ends in December. Negotiations of a new UK-EU [...]

By |2020-08-24T20:38:37+00:00July 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Regulators ease no-deal Brexit fears in funds sector

EBA launches additional EU-wide transparency exercise

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today an additional EU-wide transparency exercise to provide market participants with updated information on the financial conditions of EU banks as of 31 December 2019, prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The EBA expects to publish the results of this exercise at the beginning of June.  [...]

By |2020-09-12T06:11:44+00:00March 4th, 2020|News|Comments Off on EBA launches additional EU-wide transparency exercise

EBA issues updated list of validation rules and related taxonomy to improve data quality

The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today an updated list of validation rules and XBRL taxonomy related to its Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting. This update aims to improve data quality issues for the reporting framework v 2.9. The package for the reporting framework v 2.9 includes new and amended validation rules, [...]

By |2020-09-12T06:11:24+00:00February 4th, 2020|News|Comments Off on EBA issues updated list of validation rules and related taxonomy to improve data quality

EBA updates its guidelines on fraud reporting under PSD2

The European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes today an amendment to its 2018 guidelines on fraud reporting under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The changes reflect some consequential amendments to the reporting templates under the guidelines as a result of clarifications provided more recently by the European Commission on the application of strong customer [...]

By |2020-09-12T06:14:49+00:00January 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on EBA updates its guidelines on fraud reporting under PSD2

EBA publishes guidelines on ICT and security risk management

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on ICT and security risk management. These Guidelines establish requirements for credit institutions, investment firms and payment service providers (PSPs) on the mitigation and management of their information and communication technology (ICT) and security risks and aim to ensure a consistent and robust approach [...]

By |2020-09-12T06:28:51+00:00November 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on EBA publishes guidelines on ICT and security risk management

ESAs highlight money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the EU financial sector

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published today their second joint Opinion on the risks of money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) affecting the European Union's (EU) financial sector. Drawing on data and information provided by national anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) competent [...]

By |2020-09-12T06:22:31+00:00October 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on ESAs highlight money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the EU financial sector

EBA consults on its proposals to create a STS framework for synthetic securitisation

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a 2-month public consultation on its proposals for a simple, transparent and standardised (STS) framework for synthetic securitisation. This ground-breaking work on synthetic securitisation unveils new data and insights into post-crisis market developments and trends, including data on historical default and loss performance. It also proposes a [...]

By |2020-09-12T06:26:28+00:00September 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on EBA consults on its proposals to create a STS framework for synthetic securitisation