On November 27, 2015, the European Banking Authority published its first annual assessment on the Pillar 3 reports of a sample of European banks for the 2014 financial year. The report evaluates the compliance of banks against the disclosure requirements set out in the Capital Requirements Regulation. The report states there has been an increase in the quality of disclosures, in particular relating to clear disclosure indices and information on risk model parameters. Areas that could be improved further include: (i) the breakdown of capital requirements by exposure classes; (ii) the breakdown of internal ratings-based risk parameters by exposures and geography; and (iii) the assessment of the status, remuneration and asset encumbrance of global systemically important institutions. The report also includes a comparison of the revised Basel Pillar 3 requirements published by the Basel Committee in January 2015 against the current disclosure requirements set out in the CRR.

The report is available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/950548/EBA+Report+on+banks%27%20transparency.pdf.