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European Banking Authority Consults on Draft Guidelines on Complaints of Alleged Infringements of PSD2

The European Banking Authority published for consultation draft Guidelines on complaints procedures for alleged infringements of the Payments Services Directive 2 by payment service providers. The PSD2 provides for payment...more

Final Draft Technical Standards on the Exclusion of Transactions with Non-EU Non-Financial Counterparties from Credit Valuation...

The European Banking Authority published final draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the procedures for excluding transactions with non-financial counterparties established in a third country (which do not hold positions...more

Is a pan-European asset management company a panacea to Europe's growing NPL problem?

On 30 January 2017, the Chairman of the European Banking Authority ("EBA") Andrea Enria outlined his proposal for tackling the large number of non-performing loans ("NPLs") that have increasingly troubled European banks and...more

Latest EU Report on High Earners Published

The European Banking Authority published a Report on high earners using data accumulated as at the end of 2015. The Capital Requirements Directive, as amended, imposes compensation requirements on banks for staff who are...more

EU Standards on Benchmarking Portfolio Assessments Published

A Commission Delegated Regulation in the form of Regulatory Technical Standards for benchmarking portfolio assessment standards and assessment-sharing procedures was published in the Official Journal of the European Union....more

UK Regulation Round Up - January 2017

Welcome to the UK Regulation Round Up, a regular bulletin highlighting the latest developments in UK regulation for alternative asset managers. The start of 2017 saw a number of regulatory developments including...more

European Authorities Publish Report on Joint Functioning of EU Capital Requirements and European Market Infrastructure Regulation

The European Banking Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority published a Report on the joint functioning of the Capital Requirements Regulation and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation. The focus...more

Digital Currencies: International Actions and Regulations

Argentina - Virtual currencies are not legal tender under the country’s National Constitution, which designates the Central Bank as the only authority that may issue legal tender. Although not specifically regulated,...more

European Banking Authority Final Guidelines on Application of Definition of Default Enter Into Force

The European Banking Authority published translations of the final Guidelines specifying the application of the definition of default in relation to the Internal Ratings Based Approach and the Standardized Approach under the...more

Hogan Lovells Global Payments Newsletter l January 2017

Welcome to the Hogan Lovells Global Payments Newsletter. In this monthly publication we provide an overview of the most recent payments, regulatory and market developments from major jurisdictions around the world as well as...more

European Banking Authority Updates the Recommendations on Equivalence of Confidentiality Regimes

The European Banking Authority published an updated recommendation on the equivalence of the confidentiality regimes of third country supervisory authorities. The EU Capital Requirements Directive provides that third country...more

European Banking Authority Adopts Procedure for Investigating Breach of EU Law by National Regulators

The European Banking Authority published a Decision of the Board of Supervisors of the EBA, dated December 23, 2016, adopting Rules of Procedure for the investigation of a breach of EU law...more

European Banking Authority Requests Extension for Delivery of Draft Technical Standards under EU Capital Requirements Legislation

The European Banking Authority published a letter, dated December 23, 2016, in which it requests an extension of time from the European Commission for delivering certain draft technical standards which were due to be...more

European Supervisory Authorities Consult on the Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities launched a consultation paper on the use of big data by financial institutions. The ESAs are the European Banking Authority, the European Securities and Markets...more

European Banking Authority Recommendations for the EU Covered Bonds Framework

The European Banking Authority published recommendations for harmonizing the EU framework for covered bonds. For banks investing in covered bonds that meet certain criteria, the Capital Requirements Regulation sets...more

European Supervisory Authorities Publish Good Practices to Reduce Mechanistic Reliance on Credit Ratings

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities published a final Report containing Good Supervisory Practices for reducing sole and mechanistic reliance on credit ratings. The ESAs consist of the European Banking...more

European Supervisory Authorities Finalize Guidelines for the Prudential Assessment of Acquisitions and Qualifying Holdings

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities published a report outlining final joint Guidelines for the prudential assessment of acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings in the financial sector. The...more

European Banking Authority Publishes Final Draft Technical Standards on Information Sharing Between National Regulators for...

The European Banking Authority published final draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the cooperation and exchange of information between national regulators where an authorized payment institution would like to provide...more

European Banking Authority Publishes Final Report on MREL Framework 

The European Banking Authority published its final Report on the design and implementation of the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities framework. MREL is the EU equivalent of the US Total Loss Absorbing...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Prohibition on Dealing or Investing in Industrial or Commercial Metals - On January 3, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC") finalized a rule that...more

European Banking Authority's Third Report on Impact of the Liquidity Coverage Ratio

The European Banking Authority published its third impact assessment report for the liquidity coverage ratio requirements under the Capital Requirements Directive and Capital Requirements Regulation, together known as CRD IV....more

European Banking Authority Proposals for Designation and Supervision of Significant-Plus Branches

The European Banking Authority published for consultation draft Guidelines on supervision of significant branches. The proposed Guidelines set out how the consolidating supervisor, the home supervisor and the host supervisor...more

European Banking Authority Publishes Translation of its Guidelines on Corrections to Duration for Debt Instruments

The European Banking Authority published translations of the final Guidelines on the correction required for the calculation of Modified Duration for debt instruments subject to prepayment risk under the Capital Requirements...more

EBA Requests European Commission to Revise Deadlines for the Submission of Certain Draft Technical Standards Under the CRD IV and...

On January 3, 2017, the EBA published a letter (dated December 23, 2016) that was sent to the Director-General Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (“FISMA“), by Andrea Enria, EBA Chairman,...more

European Banking Authority Reports on Cyclicality of EU Capital Requirements Framework

The European Banking Authority published a report on the cyclicality of banks' capital requirements. The report examines whether the EU's risk-sensitive capital requirements create unintended pro-cyclical effects and whether...more

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