Among the many publications that the EBA posted on its website last week, the Technical advice to the Commission (EC) on the treatment of unrealized gains deserves attention. Not only because of its content, but also because of the clarity, depth, and breadth of covering the issue of unrealized gains. Here is the context: EBA’s advice… Read More EBA advises Europe to overturn Basel III rule on unrealized gains
Adding to my backlog of actions to comment on, EBA parcels out one interesting feature after the other. It just posted the results of the EU-wide transparency exercise. It provides updated information on the European banks that were part of the recapitalisation exercise in 2012. The information covers data on banks’ composition of capital, composition… Read More Even better: EBA presents its EU-wide Transparency Exercise Results
Having worked hard and diligently: the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on own funds (=regulatory capital) ‘Part three’, which set out criteria to deduct indirect and synthetic holdings, to define broad market indices, and to calculate minority interest. On deduction of indirect and synthetic holdings: to achieve… Read More Excellent: EBA publishes final draft technical standards on own funds
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a follow-up disclosure review for by 19 European banks. This is a Pillar 3 requirement, set out in the EU Capital Requirements Directive (CRD II). Even with the extensive Basel III disclosure requirements ahead, EBA notices that there is still room for improvement. In fact, there was no… Read More Jay, EBA publishes report on bank transparency
Last week BOE’s Prudential Regulation Authority presented its Statement on Strengthening capital standards; which provides clarity on bank capital rules after the consultation of August last year. It was about time, given that the new capital rules under CRR IV enter into force in about one month from now. With a 7% CET1 requirement, the BOE presents a… Read More BOE Announces its Position on Capital under CRR IV
This is helpful, even with the risk of introducing rules that allow banks to pay minimum, promised, payment amounts. The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a consultation Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on bank capital aimed at setting harmonised criteria for instruments with multiple distributions that would create a disproportionate drag on capital, as well as… Read More Jay! EBA clarifies dividend multiples
I updated this post, as discussion on the leverage ratio still suffer from poor understanding of this solvency measure.
Last Saturday, Professors Benink (Tilburg), Sanders (Utrecht), and Kool (Utrecht) of the Sustainable Finance Lab (a research outfit initiated by former Rabobank board of directors chair Herman Wijffels) presented a proposal for strengthening capital for banks in the Netherlands. The professors respond to the 4% leverage ratio proposal of the Dutch government. Instead of 4%,… Read More A bank capital proposal that hardly bites