On 24 September 2018, the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a press release announcing the launch of its fifth annual EU-wide transparency exercise. In December 2018, together with the Risk Assessment Report (RAR), the EBA will release over 900000 data points on roughly 130 EU banks. The data to be released will cover:

  • capital positions;
  • risk exposure amounts;
  • sovereign exposures; and
  • asset quality.

Specifically, the data for December 2017 and June 2018 will cover: financial information on capital; leverage ratio; risk exposure amounts; profit and losses; market risk; securitisation; credit risk; exposures to sovereign; non-performing exposures; and forborne exposures. Following the press release, the EBA began interacting with banks for supervisory reporting data population and verification.