Asset quality review : Fixing the euro area’s banking challenges

The path to banking supervision in the euro area became clearer recently with the release of documents from the European Banking Authority and the European Central Bank.

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The EBA published standard definitions of forbearance and non-performing loans (NPLs) as well as recommendations for how supervisory authorities should conduct asset quality reviews (AQRs).

  • The EBA’s new definitions, reporting requirements and implications
  • AQRs – how will they be conducted?
  • What is the outlook for banks?

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Asset quality review services

2014 will be a big year for European banks and their supervisors. In October 2013, the EBA issued a recommendation requiring competent authorities of all EU Member States to complete asset quality reviews (AQRs) of all relevant credit institutions by 31 October 2014.

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