ESRB published a recommendation on the exchange and collection of information for macro-prudential purposes. This information is for the branches of credit institutions that have their head office in another member state or in a third country (ESRB/2019/18). The recommendations are related to the cooperation and exchange of information on a need-to-know basis, changes to the Union legal framework, and guidelines form and the monitoring of, the exchange of information.
Recommendation A on cooperation and exchange of information on a need-to-know basis. It is recommended that the relevant authorities exchange information deemed necessary for the discharge of their tasks related to the adoption and/or activation of macro-prudential policy measures or for other financial stability tasks, in an effective and efficient manner. It is also recommended that the relevant authorities establish memoranda of understanding or other forms of voluntary arrangements for cooperation and exchange of information among themselves—or with a relevant authority of a third country—where considered necessary and appropriate by all parties involved to facilitate the exchange of information.
Recommendation B on changes to the Union legal framework. It is recommended that EC assess whether any impediments exist in Union legislation, which prevent authorities entrusted with the adoption and/or activation of macro-prudential policy measures or with other financial stability tasks from having or obtaining the necessary information on branches to carry out those functions or fulfill those tasks. It is recommended that EC propose that Union legislation be amended to remove any such impediments, where EC concludes, as a result of its assessment, that such impediments exist.
Recommendation C on guidelines for and the monitoring of exchange of information. It is recommended that EBA issue guidelines in accordance with Recommendation A for the exchange of information between relevant authorities regarding branches of credit institutions having their head office in another member state, which should include a list of information to be exchanged, as a minimum, on a need-to-know basis, and within the limits of applicable Union and national laws. The list should include, as a minimum, information items from each of the following categories:
- At the branch level—Assets and exposures with breakdowns, breakdowns of assets regarding borrower-based measures, liabilities with breakdowns, intra-financial sector exposures, and information necessary to identify other systemically important institutions (O-SIIs)
- At the parent group or parent institution level—Own funds and leverage; funding and liquidity; and relevant information on branches, such as business strategy and certain elements of recovery plans of credit institutions and supervisory assessments that are relevant.
It is also recommended that EBA monitor on a regular basis, in cooperation with ESRB, the effectiveness and efficiency of the exchange of information between relevant authorities. By December 31, 2023, EBA is requested to deliver to ESRB and to the European Council a report on the implementation of Recommendation C.
Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, Recommendation, ESRB 2019/18, Systemic Risk, Macro-Prudential Policy, Own Funds, Recovery Plans, EC, EBA
ECB published a decision allowing the euro area banks under its direct supervision to exclude certain central bank exposures from the leverage ratio.
ESAs launched a survey seeking feedback on the presentational aspects of product templates under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR or Regulation 2019/2088).
ECB published input of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) into the EBA feasibility report on reducing the reporting burden for banks in EU.
ECB finalized the guide on assessment methodology for the internal model method for calculating exposure to counterparty credit risk (CCR) and the advanced method for own funds requirements for credit valuation adjustment (A-CVA) risk.
EBA published an Opinion addressed to EC to raise awareness about the opportunity to clarify certain issues related to the definition of credit institution in the upcoming review of the Capital Requirements Directive and Regulation (CRD and CRR).
APRA is consulting on updates to ARS 210.0, the reporting standard that sets out requirements for provision of information on liquidity and funding of an authorized deposit-taking institution.
FED released hypothetical scenarios for a second round of stress tests for banks.
FED is proposing to temporarily revise the capital assessments and stress testing reports (FR Y-14A/Q/M) to implement the changes necessary to conduct stressed analysis in connection with the re-submission of capital plans, using data as of June 30, 2020.
FED adopted a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the information collection under the market risk capital rule (FR 4201; OMB No. 7100-0314).
EBA published a voluntary online survey seeking input from credit institutions on their practices and future plans for Pillar 3 disclosures on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks.