The majority of the proposed changes aim at aligning the definitions and breakdowns used in the Guidelines with those used in FINREP to facilitate the implementation and reduce reporting burden. This alignment will also increase the comparability and facilitate better and more automatic validations of the data provided. As a result, the data production process for credit institutions will be made easier and will ultimately deliver better data quality.
Other changes aim at improving the assessment of banks' funding plans and the relevance of the data provided for such assessments. This is the case for the additional breakdown of total long-term unsecured debt securities and the new template on forecast of the statement of profit or loss.
Responses to this consultation can be sent to the EBA by 5 May 2019. A public hearing will take place at the EBA premises in London on 26 March 2019 from 10:30 to 12:00 UK time.
Annex 2 (with tracked changes)