On 21 July 2022, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its report on benchmarking of remuneration practices in EU banks for the financial years 2019 and 2020 and high earners data for 2020. The number of high earners went down from 1,444 (EU27/EEA) or 4,963 (EU28/EEA) in 2019 to 1,383 (EU27/EEA) in 2020. While the bonus level for high earners remained relatively stable, a visible reduction can be observed for risk takers (identified staff). The report also notes that the regulatory framework for remuneration practices still appears to not be sufficiently harmonised. In particular, the application of deferral and pay-out in instruments differs among Member States and institutions, mainly due to differences in the national implementation of the CRD IV.