Credit and financial institutions, according to the current regulatory framework, are obliged to submit supervisory data to the Banking Supervision Department of Bank of Greece. An updated list with all institutions that are supervised by Bank of Greece (BoG) can be found in “Supervised Institutions”.
BoG’s current framework for reporting has fully adopted all relevant regulations of European Union (EU), European Banking Authority (EBA) and European Central Bank (ECB). In addition, the national legislation has been appropriately adapted, so as to provide for the reporting of supplementary supervisory data of national interest.
1. European framework
The European framework applying the reporting requirements is mainly determined by the following Regulations, as published in the Official Journal of the EU:
- Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 575/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council,
- Directive 2013/36/EU of the European Parliament and the Council,
- Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 680/2014 laying down implementing technical standards with regard to supervisory reporting of institutions, as in force, taking into account all amendments.
Amendments to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 680/2014 have been made with Regulations: 2015/79 (introduces the framework regarding supervisory reporting on asset encumbrance), 2015/227 (introduces the framework regarding supervisory reporting on non-performing exposures), 2015/1278, 2016/313 (introduces the framework regarding supervisory reporting on additional liquidity monitoring metrics), 2016/322 (introduces the framework regarding reporting on the liquidity coverage requirement), 2016/428 (introduces the framework regarding reporting on the leverage ratio), 2016/1702, 2017/1443, 2017/2114 and 2018/1627.
Greece has adopted the European framework, incorporating Directive 2013/36/EU with the Greek Law 4261/2014.
The individual articles of Regulation (EU) 575/2013 that apply to specific supervisory reports are described in the table Supervisory Reports of Regulation (EU) 680/2014, as in force, taking into account all aforementioned amendments.
EBA, as an EU specialised agency set up to achieve a more integrated approach to banking supervision across the EU, provides an overview of its regulatory activity, ranging from binding Technical Standards to Guidelines, Recommendations and Opinions in its webpage Regulation and policy. Furthermore, Supervisory reporting webpage provides an overview of the supervisory reporting requirements arising from the CRD IV/CRR framework, which are defined by the EBA via technical standards or guidelines.
EBA has established additional regulations and guidelines concerning specific supervisory reports. For the submission of Funding Plans, the applicable guidelines EBA/GL/2014/04 were adopted by the BoG with Executive Committee’s Act 114/3.2.2017. Reporting regarding Supervisory Benchmarking Exercises, in accordance with Article 78(2) of Directive 2013/36/EU of the European Parliament, is established via Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2070. EBA publishes new requirements for reporting on Supervisory Benchmarking Exercises every year, introducing the necessary amendments.
Moreover, ECB has established the obligation for the reporting of supervisory financial information with Regulations 2015/534 and 2017/1538 (introducing the framework for FINREP reports on a solo basis), as published in the EU Official Journal. The BoG adopted the relevant regulatory framework of the ECB with the Executive Committee’s Act 112/31.1.2017.
The submission of institutions' supervisory data follows the sequential approach, according to which, the supervisory data are first submitted by institutions to the national competent authority (BoG, Banking Supervision Department). BoG then forwards the data to ECB after having checked their quality, in accordance with its obligations as set out in ECB Decision ECB/2014/29 and the amendment ECB/2017/23. For the Significant Credit Institutions (SIs), data in the highest level of consolidation are then forwarded by the ECB to the EBA.
The technical standards governing the data submitted are set by the EBA and are based on the XBRL format. EBA regularly reviews the versions of the supervisory reports in cooperation with the supervisory authorities. Technical information on the use of XBRL files (EBA Data Point Model, XBRL Taxonomies, Filing Indicators), validation rules and information on previous and current versions of supervisory reports are available at EBA Reporting Frameworks.
The frequency and the dates for the submission of supervisory reports in accordance to the European framework are listed in the Supervisory Reporting Calendar.
Supervised institutions may find additional technical information on how to submit supervisory reports and on the checks that are applicable to the submitted data in Frequently Asked Questions.
2. National Framework
In addition to the requirement to submit supervisory reports in accordance with the aforementioned European Implementing Technical Standards for credit institutions, the obligation to submit also national data (supervisory, statistics and other information) still remains in force. Furthermore, the national framework regulates the reporting requirements for financial sector entities, other than credit institutions, supervised by BoG.
The framework governing national reporting obligations is mainly defined by Governor’s Act 2651/20.1.2012, as in force. This act regulates the information and the frequency of supervisory reports which supervised institutions are required to submit to BoG. As this framework was established in 2012, appropriate adjustments had to be made in order to be compatible and complementary to the corresponding European framework. Related amendments are the following: Decisions of the Banking and Insurance Committee 95/10/22.11.2013, 108/1/4.4.2014, 121/4/30.10.2014, and Executive Committee’s Acts 108/19.12.2016, 133/13.2.2018 and 139/24.4.2018.
National reporting obligations also arise from other Governor’s Acts or Executive Committee’s Acts, (Governor’s Act 2670/7.3.2014, Governor’s Act 2679/20.6.2017).
For the monitoring of non-performing loans there is a specific framework (including reporting obligations) established with Executive Committee’s Act 42/30.5.2014, as in force, with the amendments specifically described in Issues of non-performing exposures.
For credit servicers firms operating under law 4354/2015 there is a related framework (including reporting obligations) with Executive Committee’s Act 118/19.5.2017, as in force, with the amendment Executive Committee’s Act 153/08.01.2019.
National data are submitted via standard Excel templates, which are described in the Table of National Reports.
Supervised institutions use the updated national reporting templates and their respective instructions, which are published in Frequently Asked Questions.