• Press release
    ECB asks banks not to pay dividends at least until October

    Banks should refrain from dividend payments and share buy-backs for at least six months amid the coronavirus pandemic, the ECB says in its updated recommendation. Capital conserved in this way should be used to support lending to the economy or absorb losses.

27 March 2020 THE SUPERVISION BLOG

Banks need to be part of the solution

Banks and their shareholders must also do their part to fight the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Supervisory Board Chair Andrea Enria writes in the Supervision Blog. He explains the rationale behind the recent supervisory measures and recommended dividend restrictions.

27 March 2020 INTERVIEW

ECB will not authorise empty shells in the euro area

All bank activities related to European products or customers must be managed and controlled from entities located in the EU, says Supervisory Board member Edouard Fernandez-Bollo, speaking about Brexit. Banks must ensure they are well prepared for a possible hard Brexit.

03/03/2020
Kerstin af Jochnick: Challenges for the European banking system
Speech by Kerstin af Jochnick, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the ISDA conference on “EU Banking Reforms: Crossing the ‘t’s’ and dotting the ‘i’s’ – Current & Future Priorities for Europe”
21/02/2020
Kerstin af Jochnick: Banking integration in Europe and in Sweden
Presentation by Kerstin af Jochnick, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the Riksbank Open Forum, Stockholm, 21 February 2020
20/02/2020
Andrea Enria: The case for more transparency in prudential supervision
Speech by Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation
30/01/2020
Andrea Enria: The road towards a truly European single market
Speech by Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the 5th SSM & EBF Boardroom Dialogue
28/01/2020
Andrea Enria: Introductory statement (with Q&A)
Introductory statement by Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at the press conference on the results of the 2019 SREP cycle
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01/04/2020
Andrea Enria: Interview with Bloomberg TV
Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Anna Edwards and Matt Miller on 31 March and published on 1 April 2020
01/04/2020
Andrea Enria: How European Banking Supervision can help fight the economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe
Opinion piece by Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, published in Les Echos, Expansión, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Phileleftheros, La Stampa and Ta Nea on 30 March 2020 and in Jornal de Negócios on 31 March 2020
31/03/2020
Andrea Enria: Interview with the Financial Times
Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Martin Arnold on 30 March and published on 31 March 2020
27/03/2020
Edouard Fernandez-Bollo: Interview with Revue Banque
Interview with Edouard Fernandez-Bollo, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Sophie Gauvent on 2 March and published on 27 March 2020
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19/02/2020
Andrea Enria: Interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung
Interview with Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, conducted by Meike Schreiber und Markus Zydra on 4 and published on 19 February 2020 (part 2)
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31/03/2020
Guideline (EU) 2020/[XX] of the ECB of 20 March 2020 on the recording of certain data by national competent authorities in the Register of Institutions and Affiliates Data  (ECB/2020/16)
25/03/2020
Opinion on close cooperation between the ECB and Hrvatska narodna banka (HNB) within the Single Supervisory Mechanism, and on the macroprudential mandate and tools of HNB (CON/2020/10)
Croatia, 
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30/01/2020
Opinion on the right of insolvency administrators and liquidators of credit institutions to hold funds in an account in Latvijas Banka (CON/2020/4)
Latvia, 
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30/01/2020
Opinion on the sanctioning powers of BNB within close cooperation and the official exchange rate of the Bulgarian lev (CON/2020/5)
Bulgaria, 
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29/01/2020
Recommendation of the ECB of 17 January 2020 on dividend distribution policies (ECB/2020/1)

All legal acts

BREXIT

Relocating to the euro area

Banks need to know what the ECB expects from them, especially if they are considering relocating to the euro area. Our latest FAQ update covers the extension of Article 50, banks setting up a branch in a “third country” and how we assess internal models in the context of a relocation.

ENFORCEMENT

Whistleblowing

Use the ECB’s online whistleblowing platform to report a suspected breach of EU banking supervision law.

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