On June 13, the European Banking Authority (EBA) released the final draft regulatory technical standards on assigning risk weights to specialized lending exposures under article 153(9) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (Capital Requirements Regulation – CRR).

The Capital Requirements Directive requires the EBA to develop draft regulatory technical standards setting out how institutions should take into account financial strength, political and legal environment, transaction and/or asset characteristics, strength of the sponsor and developer, and security package in assessing risk weights to specialized lending exposures.