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October 16, 2019

MREL in European banks: Requirement and shortfall under BRRD II

Under BRRD 2, European banks’ MREL deficit is €112bn (63% attributable to O-SIIs and non-systemic banks) and €188bn lower than 2018 results, mostly explained by issuances of €194bn during 2018–2019. Erosion of profitability is now critical, with interest expense increasing 2.3-3.2%. Basel IV significantly increase needs.

September 19, 2019

Banking Outlook. September 2019

The net profit of the system in the 1Q'19 was EUR 3.2 Bn. The key factors were weak revenues, cost control, and lower provisions. Deleveraging has continued, although since the end of 2018 there has been a slight upturn in total lending. The NPL ratio continues to fall and profitability has improved compared to 1Q'18.

January 3, 2019

Digital transformation and competition in the financial sector

Digital transformation has opened the financial services market to new kinds of providers with great disruptive potential, including big technology companies. This article explores how the scope of that integration is conditioned by regulation, data access rules and competition policy.

December 24, 2018

What will be the trends in financial regulation in 2019?

In 2018, the financial regulatory reform approved after the crisis by the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) was considered virtually complete and the focus was supposed to be on implementing the reforms already initiated.

April 6, 2017

Financial Regulation Outlook. Second Quarter 2017

CRD V: State of play. MREL: Unresolved issues. NPL - ECB guidelines. Uncertainties surrounding Brexit. Innovation and regulation. Creating sustainable opportunities.

January 12, 2017

Financial Regulation Outlook. First quarter 2017

Finalisation of Basel III. New package of banking reforms in the EU. TLAC and MREL. SSM supervisory priorities and SREP methodology. A flawed EDIS proposal. Turning the spotlight on shadow banking. Geopolitics and Regulation

November 21, 2016

Global | 2016 G-SIBs List

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has updated its 2016 list for the Global Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs). The thirty designated entities are the same of the previous year and there are seven main changes

April 6, 2016

Basel Committee on regulation and supervision for financial inclusion

For the first time ever, the Basel Committee has issued guidance on regulation and supervision for financial inclusion. The draft Guidance builds on Basel's Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision and is intended to help supervisors and regulators around the world accommodate the fast-changing environment of insti…