Featured Product

    EBA Publishes Reports on Funding Plans and Asset Encumbrance of Banks

    September 19, 2018

    EBA published two reports examining the funding plans and asset encumbrance of banks in EU. For this assessment, 159 banks submitted their plans for funding over a forecast period of three years (2018 to 2020). The results of the assessment show that banks plan to match the asset side increase in the forecast years by a growth in client deposits as well as market-based funding.

    The report on funding plans reveals that total assets are projected to grow, on average, by 6.2% by 2020. The main drivers for asset growth are loans to households and to non-financial corporates. Banks expect to increase client deposits and long-term debt funding while short-term debt and repo funding are expected to fall. The projected data shows a concentration of debt securities issuance in 2019 and 2020. Data also show that the spread between interest rates for client deposits and for loans to clients declined in 2017 and most banks expect the spread to decline even further in 2018. On the cost of funding, banks seem optimistic as they assume their costs of long-term market-based funding in 2018 will remain at 2017 levels. The report suggests that the evolution of banks' interest spread and market-based funding costs should be closely monitored, particularly for banks that are under pressure to increase profitability or without access to market-based funding at reasonable rates.

    The report on asset encumbrance shows that in December 2017 the overall weighted average asset encumbrance ratio stood at 27.9%, compared to 26.6% in 2016. The modest increase of the encumbrance ratio is not an issue of immediate concern in the funding structure of EU banks. Additionally, repos, covered bonds, and over-the-counter derivatives are among the main source of asset encumbrance. Banks in countries that were more affected by the sovereign debt crisis still have high levels but have shown a decrease in the volume of encumbrance, which could reflect a general improvement in the funding situation in these countries. These reports aim to provide important information for EU supervisors to assess the sustainability of banks' main sources of funding of banks.

    Related Links

     

    Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, Asset Encumbrance, Funding Plans, EBA

    Related Articles
    News

    RBNZ Publishes Financial Stability Report for May 2020

    RBNZ published the financial stability report for May 2020. This review of the financial system in the country highlights that the economic disruption associated with COVID-19 will present challenges to the financial system.

    May 27, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    Regulators and Private Sector Meet to Discuss COVID Policy Responses

    Financial policymakers and international standard-setters met virtually with private-sector executives to discuss international policy responses to COVID-19 pandemic.

    May 26, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    HKMA Consults on Supervisory Policy for OTC Derivatives Transactions

    HKMA is consulting on revisions to the Supervisory Policy Manual module CR-G-14 on margin and other risk mitigation standards for non-centrally cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions.

    May 25, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Examines Impact of COVID Crisis on Banking Sector in EU

    EBA published thematic note presenting a preliminary assessment of the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on the banking sector in EU.

    May 25, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    HKMA Clarifies Regulatory Treatment of Measures to Ease COVID Impact

    HKMA published a circular, addressed to authorized institutions, on the application of the Basel Committee guidance on certain COVID-related measures.

    May 25, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    PRA on Regulatory Capital and IFRS 9 Requirements for Payment Holidays

    PRA provided further information on the application of regulatory capital and IFRS 9 requirements to payment holidays granted or extended to address the challenges arising from COVID-19 outbreak.

    May 22, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    PRA Finalizes Policy on Supervisory Approach for Insurance SPVs

    PRA published final policy (in PS13/20) setting out the approach and expectations for authorization and supervision of insurance special purpose vehicles (ISPVs or insurance SPVs).

    May 22, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BoE Publishes Version 2.0.1 of Capital+ XBRL Utility

    BoE published version 2.0.1 of the Capital+ XBRL Utility, along with the related release notes.

    May 21, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    HKMA on Fintech Adoption and Innovation by Banks in Hong Kong

    HKMA announced the publication of a report on fintech adoption and innovation in the banking industry in Hong Kong.

    May 20, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BIS on Impact of Increasing Use of Cloud Technology on Cyber Risk

    BIS published a working paper that examines the drivers of cyber risk, especially in context of the cloud services.

    May 20, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 5214