The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a letter it received from the Vice-President of the European Commission (EC), Valdis Dombrovskis, requesting that it considers the matter of standardised templates for the disclosure of harmonised information on non-performing loans (NPLs).
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) released the final guidance on the prudential treatment of problem assets - definitions of non-performing exposures (NPEs) and forbearance, complementing the existing accounting and regulatory framework for asset categorisation.
The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - BaFin) and the Deutsche Bundesbank launched their third survey on the earnings and resilience of German credit institutions in the current low-interest-rate environment (Niedrigzinsumfeldumfrage), in which they will survey the approximately 1,500 German credit institutions that are directly under national supervision - the so-called Less Significant Institutions (LSIs), in order to obtain an overview of the effects of different interest rates (IRs).
The Deutsche Bundesbank issued a circular announcing the publication on 11 April 2017 of a communication (No. 8001/2017) adapting the reporting procedure for the Statistics on Holdings of Securities (SHS), implementing the expanded requirements of the European Central Bank (ECB) because of their most recent amendment of the Regulation and the Guideline on SHS.