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Samuel Da-Rocha-Lopes

Finance & Economics

Risks and bank's internal audit function: the challenges ahead

Samuel da Rocha Lopes, Principal Bank Sector Analyst at the European Banking Authority, explains what will change with banks' internal audit.
Finance & Economics

The impact of IFRS 9 on EU banks and the challenges ahead

Banks in the European Union subject to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) had to implement IFRS 9 as of 1 January 2018. One of the main concerns with the implementation of IFRS 9 is that it would cause a sudden increase in Expected Credit Loss (ECL) estimates, which would cause an abrupt and significant decline in Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) regulatory capital ratios for many banks in the European Union.

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