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Letters to banks

The ECB publishes communications to the banking industry to clarify processes and practices related to its supervisory tasks. It also publishes certain supervisory decisions addressed to individual banks.

15 December 2020
Remuneration policies in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
4 December 2020
Identification and measurement of credit risk in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
3 December 2020
Statement regarding supervisory cooperation on operational resilience
30 September 2020
Amendments to the Annexes to Public Guidance on the review of the qualification of capital instruments as Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruments
28 July 2020
Remuneration policies in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
28 July 2020
Operational capacity to deal with distressed debtors in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
15 April 2020
Supervisory reporting measures in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
1 April 2020
IFRS 9 in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
6 March 2020
Contingency preparedness in the context of COVID-19
21 January 2020
Recommendation ECB/2020/1 on dividend distribution policies
21 January 2020
Letter on variable remuneration policy
22 November 2019
Update on the Targeted Review of Internal Models (TRIM)
10 October 2019
Clarification of the process regarding recognition of contractual netting agreements as risk-reducing
22 August 2019
Communication on supervisory coverage expectations for NPEs
4 July 2019
Banks’ preparation with regard to interest rate benchmark reforms and the use of risk-free rates
14 June 2019
Supervisory expectations on risk data aggregation capabilities and risk reporting practices
5 April 2019
Interim update on the Targeted Review of Internal models (TRIM)
5 March 2019
Announcement letter to institutions on the launch of the validation reporting on internal models for credit risk
10 January 2019
Recommendation ECB/2019/1 on dividend distribution policies
10 January 2019
Letter on variable remuneration policy
15 June 2018
Status update on TRIM: overview of outcome of general topics review and interim update on preliminary results of credit risk on-site investigations
13 June 2018
Information to significant institutions on submitting requests relating to internal models to the European Central Bank
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4 January 2018
Recommendation ECB/2017/44 on dividend distribution policies
4 January 2018
Letter on variable remuneration policy
15 December 2017
Publication of the draft ECB guide on the assessment methodology (EGAM) for the internal model method and advanced CVA capital charge for counterparty credit risk
27 November 2017
Decision permitting Dexia Crédit Local S.A. on the basis of the consolidated situation of Dexia S.A. to include in Common Equity Tier 1 the instruments issued as a result of the conversion of the preferred shares into ordinary shares
28 July 2017
Public guidance on information on transactions which go beyond the contractual obligations of a sponsor institution or an originator institution under Article 248(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013
20 June 2017
Additional clarification regarding the ECB’s competence to exercise supervisory powers granted under national law
28 February 2017
Information on the current version (February 2017) of the guide to the Targeted Review of Internal Models (TRIM)
20 February 2017
Multi-year plan on SSM Guides on ICAAP and ILAAP
15 December 2016
Recommendation ECB/2016/44 on dividend distribution policies
15 December 2016
Letter to CEOs on variable remuneration policy
6 June 2016
Public guidance on the review of the qualification of capital instruments as Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruments
24 March 2016
Public guidance on the recognition of significant credit risk transfer
8 January 2016
Supervisory expectations and harmonised information collection on ICAAP and ILAAP
5 January 2016
Decision of 23 November 2015 on permission to include in CET 1 capital instruments to be issued by Piraeus Bank S.A.
5 January 2016
Decision of 23 November 2015 on permission to include in CET 1 capital instruments to be issued by National Bank of Greece S.A.
28 December 2015
Recommendation ECB/2015/49 on dividend distribution policies
26 November 2015
Letter to CEOs on variable remuneration policy
30 September 2015
Communication on the Treatment of central bank reserves with regard to the Liquidity Coverage Requirement (LCR)
29 January 2015
Recommendation ECB/2015/2 on dividend distribution policies
27 January 2015
Approach to existing supervisory processes