The European Banking Authority (EBA) acknowledged the EU Commission’s decision to consider the supervisory and regulatory framework applicable to credit institutions in Serbia and South Korea as equivalent to that applied in the Union. The Commission’s decision follows the EBA’s assessment of non-EU countries’ equivalence with the EU prudential supervision and regulatory requirements. In its Opinion, in November 2018, the EBA concluded that the supervisory and regulatory framework applicable to credit institutions in Serbia and South Korea can be regarded as equivalent to that applied in the Union.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today a public consultation on possible future changes to the EU-wide stress test. This discussion paper aims to present the EBA’s vision of the future of the EU-wide stress test and to collect comments and feedback from the different users. “The framework we are proposing today aims at making the EU-wide stress test more informative, flexible, and cost-effective, said the EBA Chairperson, Jose Manuel Campa, in launching the consultation. Campa added, “It is the first time we embark on a comprehensive discussion on the future of EU stress testing and we are keen to receive feedback from a wide range of stakeholders”. The consultation runs until 30 April 2020.
(Publication made in accordance with Article 280 of Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II))
The European Central Bank (ECB) has today published a draft ECB Guideline on the definition of the materiality threshold for credit obligations past due for less significant institutions (LSIs). Feedback can be submitted until Monday, 17 February 2020. The comments received will be taken into account when finalising the ECB Guideline.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a Report on the recent trends of BD&AA in the banking sector and on the key considerations in the development, implementation and adoption of BD&AA. The aim of this assessment is to share knowledge among the stakeholders and, in particular, to ensure regulators and supervisors are well informed on the developments, in an effort to support technological neutrality across the regulatory and supervisory approaches. The need for necessary competence is becoming increasingly important, raising an important challenge for institutions, supervisors and regulators. Training and development, as well as closer engagement between the relevant stakeholders, could be an appropriate starting point for addressing this challenge.
On Monday 13th January 2020, EIOPA published the instructions and technical specifications for the MCRCS YE2019. The MCRCS is an annual Europe-wide comparative study on the modelling of market and credit risk. Its main objective is to compare risk charges for a selection of asset portfolios to be used as a tool for the supervisory review of internal models. Additionally, the study aims to highlight the causes of potential differences between internal models by analysing risk charges for individual asset classes such as fixed income or equity. In this edition, the study will include a specific focus on interest rate risk modelling.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities regulator, today starts publishing a list of questions received through its Q&A process.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published its Strategic Orientation for 2020-22. The Strategic Orientation sets out ESMA’s future focus and objectives and reflects its expanded responsibilities and powers following the ESAs Review, and EMIR 2.2, which increases its focus on supervisory convergence, strengthens its role in building the Capital Markets Union (CMU) and gives it with more direct supervision responsibilities.
Speech by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the SUERF/De Nederlandsche Bank Conference “Forging a new future between the UK and the EU”