ECB publishes amendments to the ECB regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information
18 September 2017
The European Central Bank (ECB) published amendments to the ECB regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information (Regulation ECB/2015/13). The ECB regulation lays down the rules and procedures for financial reporting by banks on an individual basis (solo reporting) and also for consolidated financial reporting by banking groups under national accounting frameworks to national competent authorities and the ECB.
The amendments mainly reflect the changes introduced in European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 on supervisory reporting to align reporting on financial information (FINREP) with the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standard 9 (IFRS 9), the new reporting standard for financial instruments. IFRS 9 brings fundamental changes to financial instruments accounting and introduces in particular a new expected loss impairment model, which requires banks to reflect the credit losses expected in the future in their accounting.
Consequently, the templates used by banks to report their financial information had to be adjusted to reflect these changes. The amendments also include further changes and clarifications based on experience gained since the regulation was first implemented on 31 December 2015.
The amendments were subject to a public consultation. Comments received during the consultation period were assessed and taken into account before amending the regulation; the amended regulation will come into effect on 1 January 2018.