On 11 March 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its report on high earners for 2017.
The data shows that the number of high earners in EU banks receiving a remuneration of more than EUR 1 million slightly increased from 4,597 in 2016 to 4,859 in 2017. The average ratio between the variable and fixed remuneration for high earners continued to fall from 104% in 2016 to 101.08% in 2017. The report is part of the EBA’s monitoring activities and is published on an annual basis. For the first time, the remuneration data included in the report is also available in a user-friendly format on the remuneration page of the risk analysis section of the EBA website.
The EBA reports that the largest population of high earners in the EU of 3,567 is located in the UK (73.27% of the total number of high earners) and most of them are remunerated in GBP. Most of the Member States across the EU have registered an increase in the number of high earners and only a few of them have witnessed a high slight decrease.