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  • EBA welcomes publication by the European Court of Auditors of special report on the EU-wide stress test

    The European Banking Authority welcomed today’s publication by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) of a special Report on the EU-wide stress test titled “EU-wide stress tests for banks: unparalleled amount of information on banks provided but greater coordination and focus on risks needed”. The EBA acknowledged the efforts made by the ECA in providing valuable insights to improve the efficiency of the EU-wide stress test in the future.

  • ESAs publish recommendations on the supervision of retail financial services provided across borders

    The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published today a Report on the cross-border supervision of retail financial services. In this report, the ESAs identified the main issues that national competent authorities (NCAs) face when supervising financial institutions that provide cross-border retail financial services within the EU and make recommendations to both NCAs and EU institutions on how to address them. In particular, the Report calls for more clarity on when activities carried out through digital means fall under passporting rules, and for considering the identified high-level principles on cooperation as the basis for any new legislation or possible amendment to current legislation.
  • EBA publishes report on progress made on its roadmap to repair IRB models

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a progress report on the roadmap set out in 2016 to repair internal models used to calculate own funds requirements for credit risk under the Internal Ratings Based (IRB) approach. The roadmap aims to address the concerns about undue variability of own funds requirements and to restore trust in IRB models by ensuring comparability of the estimates of risk parameters, while retaining their risk sensitivity. This report marks the finalisation of the IRB regulatory review and provides clarity on the next steps.
  • EBA assesses impact of FinTech on payment institutions' and e-money institutions' business models

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a thematic Report on the impact of FinTech on payment institutions’ (PIs) and electronic money institutions’ (EMIs) business models. This Report points out the EBA’s key observations on PIs’ and EMIs’ strategies and business model changes, in particular focusing on the current trends and drivers, the different approaches to FinTech, including their interaction with BigTech firms, and the level of implementation of innovative technologies. The Report, which is in line with the priorities listed in its FinTech Roadmap, does not foresee or intend to model scenarios for potential future development of institutions. The Report aims to share knowledge and provide support to supervisors and other stakeholders in identifying and understanding the main trends that could impact PIs’ and EMIs’ business models and pose potential challenges to their sustainability.
  • EBA publishes report on implementation of the its Guidelines on Product Oversight and Governance (POG) arrangements

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its first report on the way industry has implemented the EBA requirements aimed at protecting consumers across the European Union. The report focuses on the Guidelines on Product Oversight and Governance Arrangements (POG), which the EBA issued in 2015 to address large-scale retail conduct failure and mis-selling that was observed in the banking sector at the time. The report identifies a number of good and bad practices and outlines the next steps the EBA will take to fulfil its supervisory convergence mandate.

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