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 […]
The European Parliament and EU member states have reached a political agreement on 7 March on the new rules governing disclosure requirements for sustainability investments. This latest agreement is part of the EU’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth.
This week the EU agreed upon a revision to the Directive on the re-use of public sector information. The new Directive, the Open Data and Public Sector Information Directive, will require member states to make public sector and publicly funded data open and available for re-use. The Directive includes materials held by public sector bodies at […]
This is the sixth in a series of guest posts from Mohini Singh, ACA, Director, Financial Reporting Standards, CFA Institute. This post is an extract from the CFA Institute’s comments on the European Commission’s ‘Fitness Check on the EU Framework for Public Reporting by Companies’ consultation document. The CFA Institute has long supported improving digital access […]
The European Commission is ramping up its efforts to create measures for increasing the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market. The Commission’s VP, Andrus Ansip highlighted their perspective noting “without data, we will not make the most of […]