On December 7, 2015, the Financial Stability Board published a progress report from the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force on the implementation of the EDTF’s recommendations for enhancing risk disclosures of banks. The report, which covers 40 global or domestic systemically important banks, includes updates based on 2014 annual reports as well as self-assessments by banks and assessments made by users of financial disclosures. The report states that the self-assessments provided by banks show disclosure of 82% of the information recommended by the EDTF. This represents an increase of 7% from the previous year. The report also states that there are still significant opportunities for banks to improve credit risk disclosures and that credit risk disclosures vary significantly across different countries, with UK banks having the highest implementation rates.

The report is available at: http://www.financialstabilityboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2015-Progress-Report-on-Implementation-of-the-EDTF-Principles-and-Recommendations.pdf.