On 25 June 2020, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published new Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on public disclosures by institutions and revised final draft ITS on supervisory reporting that implements changes introduced in the revised Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR2) and the Prudential Backstop Regulation. The publication of the two ITS is a major step forward towards promoting market discipline through enhanced and comparable public disclosures for stakeholders, and towards keeping the reporting requirements in line with the evolving needs for Supervisory Authorities’ risk assessments.

The disclosure ITS optimise the Pillar 3 policy framework for credit institutions by providing a single overarching package that brings together all previous pieces of regulation and incorporates all prudential disclosures, thus facilitating implementation by institutions and improving clarity for users of such information. The ITS implement the disclosures in a way to ensure that market participants have sufficient and comparable information to assess the risk profiles of institutions, in line with the Basel Committee’s Pillar 3 standards and with the increased standardisation of institutions’ public disclosures. This reinforces the ultimate objective of market discipline. The CRR2 definitions for ‘small and less complex institutions’ and ‘large institutions’ support proportionality of Pillar 3 disclosures. In addition, the ITS include thresholds to trigger additional disclosures for large banks based on their risk profiles.

The reporting ITS reflect the changes brought in by the CRR2 and the Prudential Backstop Regulation and include new reporting requirements on counterparty credit risk and net stable funding ratio, non-performing exposures minimum coverage and changes to different areas of reporting, including own funds, credit risk, large exposures, leverage ratio, FINREP and G-SII indicators.