Press release

31 March 2015

FEE Alert on Country by Country Reporting in the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV)


From 1 January 2015, Article 89 of the CRD IV requires credit institutions to report information on a country by country basis. In April 2014, FEE submitted questions on Country-by-Country reporting to the European Banking Authority (EBA) via its Single Rule Book Q&A tool. This FEE Alert provides a summary of the answers provided by EBA, as advised by the European Commission when needed.

Country by Country Reporting under Article 89 of the CRD IV means that European Union Member States shall require institutions to disclose by Member State and by third country where they have an establishment, on a consolidated basis for the financial years:

  1. Name(s), nature of activities and geographical location;
  2. Turnover;
  3. Number of employees on a full time equivalent basis;
  4. Profit or loss before tax;
  5. Tax on profit or loss;
  6. Public subsidies received.

This FEE Alert helps to clarify questions on the interpretation of this Article. FEE previously raised concerns about the usefulness of Country by Country reporting under CRD IV and the interaction with IFRS in letters to the EBA (February 2014) and to the European Commission (September 2014).

Relevant links:

FEE Alert dated 31 March 2015
FEE letter to EBA dated 18 February 2014
FEE letter to European Commission dated 29 September 2014
Single Rule Book Q&A


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