On 22 July 2020, the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a questionnaire addressed to all European banks and a call for case studies to collect evidence on reporting costs as well as industry views on ways to reduce such costs and make supervisory reporting more efficient.

The EBA is mandated by Article 430(8) of the Capital Requirements Regulation to measure the costs institutions incur when complying with the reporting requirements set out in the EBA’s implementing technical standards on supervisory reporting. Such reporting costs should be assessed since the common supervisory reporting was introduced in the EU in 2013. The EBA is also asked to assess whether these reporting costs are proportionate with regard to the benefits delivered for the purposes of prudential supervision and make recommendations on how to reduce the reporting cost at least for small and non-complex institutions. The findings from this analysis should be formulated in a report which will be delivered to the European Commission and European Parliament in 2021.