Amending securitisation requirements for the impact of coronavirus

15-12-2020

Preserving the ability of banks to continue lending to companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, is key when it comes to softening the economic impact of the pandemic and easing recovery. The Commission believes that securitisation can contribute to this. It also considers that in order to increase the potential of securitisation the EU regulatory framework (Regulations (EU) 2017/2402 and (EU) 575/2013) must be updated, to cater for (i) on-balance-sheet synthetic securitisation and (ii) the securitisation of non-performing exposures (NPEs). The proposal, which is partly based on two recent documents by the European Banking Authority and on draft standards proposed in July by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, has been examined by the co-legislators, and both the European Central Bank and the European Economic and Social Committee have published opinions. Trilogue negotiations are now under way. First edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Preserving the ability of banks to continue lending to companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, is key when it comes to softening the economic impact of the pandemic and easing recovery. The Commission believes that securitisation can contribute to this. It also considers that in order to increase the potential of securitisation the EU regulatory framework (Regulations (EU) 2017/2402 and (EU) 575/2013) must be updated, to cater for (i) on-balance-sheet synthetic securitisation and (ii) the securitisation of non-performing exposures (NPEs). The proposal, which is partly based on two recent documents by the European Banking Authority and on draft standards proposed in July by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, has been examined by the co-legislators, and both the European Central Bank and the European Economic and Social Committee have published opinions. Trilogue negotiations are now under way. First edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.