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Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 12 May 2017

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  • FSB publishes Global Shadow Banking monitoring report 2016

Shows increase in shadow banking and credit intermediation through collective investment vehicles. Connection between bank and non-bank financial sectors continues to decrease.



  • EBA publishes final guidelines on credit risk management and accounting for ECL

Aimed at ensuring sound credit risk management practices in the implementation and on-going application of the accounting for expected credit losses (ECL).

  • EBA consult on simplified obligations for recovery and resolution planning

Consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards to determine which institutions should enjoy simplified obligations in terms of recovery and resolution plans. Deadline: 8 Aug.

  • EBA publishes final draft Technical Standards under the Payment Accounts Directive

Improves transparency and sets out terminology for services linked to payment account, also formats and symbol of the fee information document (FID) and Statement of Fees (SoF).

  • EBA publishes final guidelines on Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Risk

Sets out the requirements competent authorities must apply to assess ICT risk under SREP, focusing on general provisions, governance and strategy, ICT risk exposures and controls.

  • EBA consults on security measures for operational and security risks under the PSD2

Guidelines to strengthen integrated payments market in EU, mitigate increased security risks arising from e-payments, and promote equal conditions for competition. Deadline: 7 Aug.


  • EU Commission publishes mid-term review for the Digital Single Market strategy

Provides an overview of the state of play of the project and highlights main areas for further action: i) data economy, ii) cybersecurity and iii) online platforms.

  • EU Commission proposes simpler rules for derivatives

Based on the results of the call for evidence, the proposal to modify EMIR aims to improve the derivatives market in EU, with simpler and more proportionate rules for OTC derivatives.

  • EIOPA publishes monthly technical updates for Solvency II

i) Relevant risk-free interest rate term structures with data from end-April 2017, ii) also issues symmetric adjustment of the equity capital charge with data from end-April 2017.




  • BdE publishes financial stability report

Solvency of Spanish banking system remains above minimum requirements. The low profitability and low interest rate environment is highlighted as the main risk factor.



  • BoE publishes MREL data for UK banks

In a transparency exercise, the Bank of England published indicative MREL figures that UK banks and building societies will be required to hold in the near future.


Recent publications of interest (in English and Spanish):




Previous editions of our Weekly Regulatory Update in Spanish and English

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