European Banking Federation (FBE)
Why risk managers don’t trust the EU’s new IRRBB test
And why there may never be a perfect way of assessing the risks of changes in net interest income
All outliers now: Europe’s unflattering IRRBB test
Banks, fearing overreaction from supervisors, urge European Commission to reject NII-based assessment
EBF to update European master agreement
Derivatives and repo docs to be amended in light of new regulations, giving users an EU law option post-Brexit
EC to fight new US prudential rules for foreign banks, says EBF
EC "very concerned" about capital and liquidity proposals, says chief executive of the European Banking Federation
Regulatory differences could be behind RWA inconsistency, report suggests
Initial findings of a review led by the European Banking Federation suggests differences in regulatory regimes could be behind a divergence in RWA numbers
Credible capital: regulators prepare to tackle RWA divergence
Banks 'starting to panic' over Fatca
Banks outside the US face operational challenges and increased costs under new tax regulations
Leave liquidity rules out of Basel III legislation, says EBF
Industry group fears European Union legislative process will set LCR and NSFR flaws in stone
EBF expansion of Euribor set to increase euro benchmarks gap
Changes are planned to a key euro rates benchmark - and it could have a number of knock-on effects.
EBF urges restraint on remuneration regulation to protect EU competition
An EBF report calls on EU governments to hold back on punitive reforms to banking bonuses because they may threaten the competitiveness of EU financial centres
A capital suggestion
To prevent another financial crisis, should regulators introduce more of the same – that is, greater capital requirements – or should they take a completely different approach and address corporate culture and behaviour instead?
Basel Committee proposals could break IASB loan-loss deadlock
The Basel Committee has revealed its thinking on loan loss accounting to standard-setters and industry experts.
French and German banks to launch Sepa rival to Visa and MasterCard
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State of the art
Guido Ravoet, secretary general of the European Banking Federation, talks to Victoria Pennington about changes in regulatory framework, the substantial amount of work facing compliance and risk executives, and why he thinks the EU financial regulatory…
In a muddle over MiFID
The EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has appeared like a bolt from the blue for most op risk managers. Should they be scared? By Duncan Wood
Consolidated supervision row brews
BRUSSELS -- European financial services associations are furious that the compromise text produced by the European Council on December 7, 2004, for the capital requirements directive (CRD) did not modify the European Commission’s proposals on…
FBE launches European master agreement amendment
The European Banking Federation (FBE) has launched a derivatives annex to its European master agreement – legal documentation to confirm derivatives trades in the eurozone.
Energy Brokers Association adds three new members
The Washington DC-based Energy Brokers Association (EBA) yesterday admitted three new members and confirmed a series of first meetings with key associations within the US energy markets. The EBA was set up in November 2001 with the goal of co-ordinating…
EU capital rules remain on tight deadline
European Union (EU) plans for implementing the complex Basel II bank safety rules remain on a very tight schedule, and yesterday's issue of a EU progress report is a positive step, officials at European banking organisations said.
EU capital rules remain on tight deadline
LONDON – European Union (EU) plans for implementing the complex Basel II bank safety rules remain on a very tight schedule, but the issue today of a EU progress report is a positive step, officials at European banking organisations said today.
A lot of loose ends and not much time
There's little surprise, but reactions still range from cautious approval to outright hostility. And all sides agree that some very big loose ends remain to be tied up on a very tight schedule.