The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced today its intention to provide clarity on the appropriate treatment of the so-called ‘legacy instruments’ at the end of 2021, when the benefits of the grandfathering period will expire. The aim of the clarification is to preserve a consistent and high quality capital base for EU institutions under the CRR.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its annual update on EU banks’ funding plans and asset encumbrance, which helps EU supervisors assess the sustainability of banks’ main sources of funding. The results of the funding plans assessment show that banks plan to increase debt issuances over the next 3 years, in particular unsecured debt instruments.
Update – the transcript of the public hearing is now available.
This note is prepared in view of a public hearing with the Chair of the Single Resolution Board (SRB), Elke König who will inter alia present the SRB 2018 Annual Report.
Following the European Central Bank’s assessment of AS PNB Banka as failing or likely to fail, the Single Resolution Board has today decided that resolution action is not necessary. The Latvian bank will be wound up under national law.
The Single Resolution Board and the European Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to further strengthen their cooperation. The two authorities share the objectives of ensuring the orderly resolution of failing banks while protecting financial stability and ensuring that taxpayers are not first in line to bear costs.
The recent case of Banco Popular has shown the importance of liquidity funding in the context of bank resolution. Ahead of the June Euro Summit, in a letter the President of the Euro group noted that in addition to the Single Resolution Fund (and its backstop) “work needs to continue on a possible framework for liquidity in resolution, including on the possible institutional framework”. This briefing (1) describes the existing arrangements in the Banking Union, (2) compares those arrangements with the US and the UK regimes and (3) echoes ongoing reflections on possible new arrangements along the lines of the US and UK regimes, with a view to completing the Banking Union.
The Single Resolution Board (SRB) today announced that the Single Resolution Fund (SRF) received a cash injection of €7.8 billion from 3,186 institutions for the year 2019. This brings the total amount in the SRF to just under €33 billion. The target size of the SRF is intended to be at least 1% of covered deposits by end 2023, which is expected to be about €60 billion.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published yesterday amendments to the Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting. The updated corresponding Data Point Model (DPM) and XBRL taxonomy include amendments to COREP and Liquidity, as well as to resolution planning reporting.