On 13 June 2014, the EBA published a consultation on proposed Guidelines for banks and investment firms wishing to utilize the Pillar 3 disclosure waivers available under the CRR. The draft Guidelines cover the process that banks and investment firms should follow and the criteria that should be applied when firms assess whether to use any waiver relating to the materiality, proprietary or confidentiality of disclosures or the frequency of disclosures. The draft Guidelines also set out the information that firms making use of a waiver should provide. The EBA anticipates that the Guidelines will be finalized by 31 December 2014 at the latest. Responses to the consultation are due by 13 September 2014.

The consultation paper is available at:

http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/726375/EBA-CP-2014- 09+Consultation+paper+on+Guidelines+Article+432+and+Article+433+CRR+dis closures.pdf.