The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published priorities for European regulators to consider when examining the 2019 annual financial reports of listed companies. In particular, ESMA have prioritised enforcing the recent changes made to financial reporting standards. This includes exercising significant judgement in the application of Lease disclosures under IFRS 16, noting the improvement […]
This week The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) launched a field test on revised and proposed templates as part of the 2020 Solvency II reporting and disclosure review. The review covers both the content and structure of different templates, with this field test designed to identify main issues with the new and revised […]
At a conference organised by the European Commission (EC) and Deloitte this week, experts discussed the next steps for digital reporting for EU companies.
Next week XBRL International CEO John Turner will talk about the future of technology and transparency at an EU Commission conference in Brussels, hosted by Deloitte. Transparency is essential for capital markets to function efficiently: investors need to know what they are investing in to make the best decisions for their capital. While the EU […]
The European Banking Authority (EBA) have published a report analysing how the regulatory framework is applicable to fintech firms, illustrating the changing regulatory status of fintech firms and the different approaches of authorities across Europe. The report has noted two particular developments in the regulatory status of fintech firms. Firstly, many firms are shifting from […]
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published final draft amendments to the Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting under the FINREP framework. The amendments aim to improve reporting requirements on non-performing exposures and forbearance. Changes to the reporting requirements on profit or loss items, including requiring operating and administrative expenses, have also been made. […]
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have published a report looking into the inconsistencies of fintech licencing across the EU. ESMA surveyed national competent authorities on the licensing regime of fintech firms in their jurisdictions, looking to assess how existing regulation of fintech firms diverge. While national authorities across the EU do not treat […]
On 15 July the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) released its updated Solvency II Data Point Models and XBRL taxonomies. The taxonomy and all related documents, including filing rules, details of the changes made, the Data Point Model, validations and instructions can be found here.
Managing access to personal data is a central question in many aspects of the global economy and at the forefront of many debates on a host of issues. Not least in payments.
Europe is pushing in two directions on payments infrastructure: making it easier to access, while strictly restricting access to authorised entities. The “Payments Services Directive (PSD2)” is opening up access to authorised groups, through Open Banking APIs. At the same time, the privacy provisions that define who can access what have been greatly tightened. Confused? Well, this week the European Banking Authority launched its central register of the thousands of payment and electronic money institutions operating under PSD2. Perhaps it might help.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a webinar on the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). The webinar, which is available to view on YouTube, covers LEI requirements under MiFID II and other legislation such as EMIR and SFTR. A number of EU regulations and directives already require the use of a LEI, and […]