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European Banking Authority Opines on Virtual Currencies and the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

The European Banking Authority published an Opinion on the Commission’s proposed amendments to the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and its application to virtual currencies. The Commission is proposing to bring...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Draft Standards for Payment Service Providers

The European Banking Authority published a consultation paper on draft Regulatory Technical Standards specifying the requirements of strong customer authentication and secure communication under the revised Payment Services...more

Blog: PSD2: “strong customer authentication” – what, when & how?

From 13 January 2018, banks, electronic money issuers and other payment service providers (together, PSPs) will be required to “appl[y] strong customer authentication“. Now that we have both the second Payment Services...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Changing the Basis for the Level of Resolution Financing Arrangements

The European Banking Authority launched a consultation on the appropriate reference point for setting the target level of resolution financing arrangements required by the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive...more

Results of EU Stress Test Published

The European Banking Authority published the results of the EU-wide stress test. The stress test covered 51 EEA banks and assessed the resilience of the EEA banking sector to adverse financial conditions...more

European Banking Authority Final Report on Communications under the Audit Directive

The European Banking Authority published its final report on guidelines for communication between regulators supervising credit institutions and statutory auditors and audit firms carrying out the statutory audit of credit...more

EU Guidelines on Communications Between National Regulators and Auditors

The European Banking Authority published final Guidelines on communication between national regulators supervising banks and the statutory auditors and audit firms carrying out the statutory audit of banks...more

Blog: PSD2: EBA consults on “strong customer authentication” & “common and secure communication”

(As anticipated) the European Banking Authority (EBA) has published a “Consultation Paper on the draft Regulatory Technical Standards specifying the requirements on strong customer authentication and common and secure...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Agencies Issue Proposal on Method to Adjust Threshold for Exempting Small Loans from Special Appraisal Requirements - On July 22, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board and the Office...more

Blog: Virtual currencies & the 4th Anti-money Laundering Directive: EBA criticizes Commission’s proposals

The European Banking Authority has published an Opinion, which criticizes the Commission’s approach to virtual currencies (VCs) and its proposed amendments to the 4th Anti-money Laundering Directive (4AMLD). In its 2014...more

European Banking Authority Amends Technical Standards on Benchmarking of Internal Approaches under CRD IV

The European Banking Authority published an amended version of its implementing technical standards on benchmarking of internal approaches under the Capital Requirements Directive IV. The ITS have been amended to assist...more

EBA Amends Implementing Technical Standards on Benchmarking of Internal Approaches under CRD IV

On August 4, 2016, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published and submitted to the EU Commission an amended version of its Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on benchmarking of internal approaches under Article 78(8)...more

The NPL Circus: the Italian Tightrope

This summer, fans of the non-performing loan (NPL) circus, are in for a treat with the launch of the Italian tightrope trick. Spurred on by the recent European Banking Authority stress tests, the news last week that...more

EBA Publishes Report on Leverage Ratio Requirements under Article 511 of the CRR

On August 3, 2016, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report on the leverage ratio (LR) requirements under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). The EBA report recommends the introduction of a minimum...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Connected Clients under the Capital Requirements Regulation

The European Banking Authority published a consultation paper proposing an updated version of the guidelines on the implementation of the large exposures regime that was issued by the Committee of European Banking Supervisors...more

European Banking Authority Publishes Further Criteria on Preferential Treatment for Calculating the Liquidity Coverage Requirement...

The European Banking Authority published final draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the criteria for the application of preferential treatment in cross-border intragroup credit or liquidity lines, or within an...more

EBA Publishes Final Draft RTS on Separation of Payment Card Schemes and Processing Entities under IFR

On July 28, 2016 the EBA published final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) relating to the separation of payment card schemes and payment processing entities under the Interchange Fee Regulation ((EU) 2015/751) (IFR)...more

EBA Publishes Final Draft RTS on Criteria for Preferential Treatment in Cross-Border Intra-Group Financial Support under LCR

On July 27, 2016, the EBA published a report containing final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the specification of the additional objective criteria for preferential treatment in cross-border intra-group...more

Blog: EBA publishes Regulatory Technical Standards on separation of payment card schemes & processing entities: next steps

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on the separation of payment card schemes and processing entities, under article 7(6) of the European Interchange Fees...more

EBA published results of EU-wide stress test of banks

On Friday 29 July 2016 after the close of financial markets, the European Banking Authority ("EBA") published the results of its 2016 stress test exercise of European banks....more

EBA Second Monitoring Report of AT1 Instruments

On 11 July 2016, the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) published a draft of its second Report on the monitoring of Additional Tier 1 (“AT1”) instruments of EU institutions. The Report was undertaken pursuant to Article 80...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Agencies Issue Proposal on Method to Adjust Threshold for Exempting Small Loans from Special Appraisal Requirements - On July 22, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board and the Office...more

Brexit: Overview of Potential Impact on Derivatives

The process of Brexit will take many years, and the implications for our clients’ businesses will unfold over time. Our MoFo Brexit Task Force is coordinating Brexit-related legal analysis across all of our offices, and...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

EBA Final Draft RTS on Assessment Methodology for Internal Ratings-Based Approach - The EBA has published final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the specification of the assessment methodology for competent...more

EBA Publishes Interim Report on MREL

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published an interim report on the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL). Under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (2014/59/EU) (BRRD) the EBA is...more

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