APB srl consegue il rinnovo della certificazione ISO 9001:2015 per la formazione

APB srl consegue il rinnovo della certificazione ISO 9001:2015 per la formazione

Il 25 febbraio u.s. APB srl ha conseguito il rinnovo della certificazione ISO 9001:2015 per la Progettazione e l’erogazione di corsi di formazione.

Questo risultato, a parte la soddisfazione per il riconoscimento della correttezza della gestione della società, è estremamente utile per le banche, gli intermediari finanziari e le assicurazioni. in quanto i corsi erogati da APB srl hanno i requisiti per essere finanziati dai fondi interprofessionali che hanno lo scopo di sviluppare la formazione continua.

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EBA launches public consultation on draft technical standards on Pillar 3 disclosures of ESG risks

EBA launches public consultation on draft technical standards on Pillar 3 disclosures of ESG risks

1 marzo 2021

  • The draft technical standards provide a framework for ESG disclosures to ensure stakeholders are informed about ESG exposures and strategies and can make informed decisions and exercise market discipline.
  • The standards put forward comparable disclosures and KPIs, including a green asset ratio, as a tool to show how institutions are embedding sustainability considerations in their risk management, business models and strategy and their pathway towards the Paris agreement goals
  • The EBA has developed the Consultation paper in parallel and consistently with its advice to the EU Commission on ESG disclosures under the EU taxonomy, including a proposal for a Green Asset ratio (GAR).

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a consultation paper on draft implementing technical standards (ITS) on Pillar 3 disclosures on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks. The draft ITS put forward comparable disclosures that show how climate change may exacerbate other risks within institutions’ balance sheets, how institutions are mitigating those risks, and their green asset ratio on exposures financing taxonomy-aligned activities, such as those consistent with the Paris agreement goals.

Disclosure of information on ESG risks is a vital tool to promote market discipline, allowing stakeholders to assess banks’ ESG related risks and sustainable finance strategy.

In line with the requirements laid down in the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), the draft ITS proposes comparable quantitative disclosures on climate-change related transition and physical risks, including information on exposures towards carbon related assets and assets subject to chronic and acute climate change events. They also include quantitative disclosures on institutions’ mitigating actions supporting their counterparties in the transition to a carbon neutral economy and in the adaptation to climate change. In addition, they include a GRA, which identifies the institutions’ assets financing activities that are environmentally sustainable according to the EU taxonomy, such as those consistent with the European Green Deal and the Paris agreement goals. Finally, the draft ITS provide qualitative information on how institutions are embedding ESG considerations in their governance, business model and strategy and risk management framework.

The EBA has integrated proportionality measures that should facilitate institutions’ disclosures, including transitional periods where disclosures in terms of estimates and proxies are allowed.

Consultation process

Comments to this consultation can be sent to the EBA by clicking on the “send your comments” button on the consultation page. Please note that the deadline for the submission of comments is 1 June 2021. All contributions received will be published following the end of the consultation, unless requested otherwise.

A public hearing will be organised in the form of a webinar on 26 March from 11:30 to 13:30 CET. The EBA invites interested stakeholders to register using this link.

The dial-in details will be communicated in due course.

Legal basis and background

Article 434a of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) mandates the EBA to develop draft implementing technical standards specifying uniform disclosure formats, and associated instructions in accordance with which the disclosures required in Part eight of the CRR shall be made. Those uniform formats shall convey sufficiently comprehensive and comparable information for users of that information to assess the risk profiles of institutions.

The ITS will amend the final draft ITS on institutions’ public disclosures with the strategic objective of defining a single, comprehensive Pillar 3 framework under the CRR that should integrate all the relevant Pillar 3 disclosure requirements. This will facilitate institutions’ implementation and enhance clarity for users of such information, as expressed in the EBA Pillar 3 roadmap.

When developing these proposals, the EBA has built on the Financial Stability Board  Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (FSB-TCFD) recommendations, the Commission’s non-binding guidelines on climate-change reporting, and on the EU Taxonomy. The EBA has developed this consultation paper in parallel and consistently with the Advice to the Commission on disclosures under Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation, including a common proposal for a GAR.


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SREP results 2020: banks show resilience but weaknesses remain

SREP results 2020: banks show resilience but weaknesses remain

17 February 2021

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced banks and policymakers to respond to rapidly changing circumstances. One of ECB Banking Supervision’s responses was to adapt its annual assessment of banks’ risks – the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) – to the reality of the pandemic. This more pragmatic SREP reduced resource intensity and alleviated the operational burden for banks while still ensuring a rigorous assessment approach. Supervisors focused on a few key questions: how are banks handling the challenges and effects of the pandemic? Are they prepared for future crises and, most importantly, what valuable lessons can be learned from the pandemic?The outcomes of the 2020 SREP assessment reaffirmed some of the areas of concern flagged by ECB Banking Supervision in the past. As a result, credit risk, profitability and internal governance will remain high on the supervisory agenda.

In more detail, the 2020 assessment revealed a decline in banks’ profitability, as banks anticipated increased losses in their loan books from debtors struggling to repay their loans. Lower net interest income and a decline in fees and commissions put additional strain on profitability. On a more positive note, the trend towards more innovative business processes for customers and employees has been accelerated by the pandemic. Moreover, the pandemic crisis has made some banks rethink broader strategic issues, such as the need for further restructuring.

Regarding internal governance, the assessment highlighted that, on the whole, banks were able to adapt to the unprecedented circumstances, with many banks swiftly establishing effective crisis committees to help steer them through the pandemic. However, some banks were much slower to adapt. ECB Banking Supervision also found that the non-executive directors of some banks had not played an active enough role in the decision-making process for the bank’s crisis response. Some banks failed to ensure adequate bottom-up reporting or continued to have difficulties in producing high-quality data on the risks to which they are exposed. In many cases, the pandemic further exacerbated existing issues.

Banks entered the crisis with stronger capital positions than in 2008, meaning that they were more resilient to any shocks. However, as loan losses directly affect capital ratios, ECB Banking Supervision will continue to closely monitor banks’ capital adequacy and non-performing loans (NPLs). The fallout from COVID-19 may be especially challenging for those banks with a significant concentration of exposures to sectors that have been most affected by the pandemic. Supervisors are therefore looking into these exposures in detail and factoring in the situation and outlook for each vulnerable sector. It is important to note that the expected increase in NPLs is yet to materialise and is not yet fully reflected in balance sheets and capital ratios. To deal with what lies ahead and keep NPLs contained, banks need to ensure that they are able to adequately identify and manage distressed debtors. ECB Banking Supervision will remain vigilant to under-provisioning. Furthermore, many banks were unable to produce reliable forward-looking capital projections, which are crucial to steering a bank’s capital position through the COVID-19 storm and beyond. To address this issue, ECB Banking Supervision will further refine its methodology for assessing banks’ capital plans in the 2021 SREP.

The 2020 SREP assessment also highlighted one very positive outcome: banks proved to be operationally resilient when suddenly confronted with the pandemic. Despite branch closures, banks continued to serve their customers thanks to digitalisation and increased use of online banking. However, in other operational risk areas supervisors noted room for improvement in the quality of business continuity plans and in addressing related recommendations. Some banks were also asked to make their critical banking services less dependent on third parties and to resolve significant IT issues.

In 2020 ECB Banking Supervision adapted its annual assessment of banks to the pandemic crisis but scrutinised their practices nevertheless. Work will continue on the longer-standing issues, such as low profitability and governance. Credit risk management and NPLs will also remain high on the agenda for 2021 with a view to safeguarding the banking sector’s capital levels. Things will return to normal for the 2021 SREP cycle. The results from the assessment will be used to determine banks’ capital and liquidity requirements for 2022, while allowing banks enough time to restore any buffers that they used during the pandemic.