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ECB Provides Temporary Relief For Capital Requirements For Market Risk

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced (click to view the content) a temporary reduction in capital requirements for market risk, by allowing banks to adjust the supervisory component of these requirements.   The measure aims to:   Maintain banks’ ability to provide market liquidity and to continue market-making activities Temporarily...

ECB asks banks not to pay dividends until at least October 2020

ECB asks banks not to pay dividends or buy back shares during COVID-19 pandemic Recommendation concerns dividends for 2019 and 2020, at least until 1 October 2020 ECB expects banks to keep funding households, small businesses and corporations   The European Central Bank (ECB) today updated...

Safer Banking

It was exactly three years ago that the European Central Bank assumed joint supervisory responsibility with local regulators of large and systemically important banks in the Eurozone. Malta’s larger banks are now regulated and supervised directly by the ECB and the Malta Financial Services Authority.   There...