Unlocking CRR III: A Roadmap to the EBA's Implementation of the EU Banking Package

March 28, 2024 11:00 am CET |2:00 am PST|18:00 pm HKT|10:00 am GMT

Duration: 45 Minutes


  • ​​​​​​Onno Steins, Senior Advisor - Prudential Regulation at the Dutch Banking Association (NVB)
  • Christoph Himmelmann - Director In Risk & Regulation at PwC Germany

Moderated by Ronan Donnelly - Implementation, Risk & Regulatory Reporting Specialist at Suade


The banking industry in the European Union (EU) is preparing for significant regulatory changes with the implementation of CRR 3, also known as Basel 4. In a recent webinar, industry experts engaged in a discussion to shed light on the implications of these regulatory reforms and the necessary steps for banks to prepare for compliance.

Importance of International Alignment:

  • The webinar participants emphasised the significance of synchronised implementation across jurisdictions to maintain a level playing field in the global market.
  • International alignment is crucial to ensure consistency and fairness in regulatory frameworks, especially in a highly interconnected financial landscape.

Impact of the Output Floor:

  • The implementation of the output floor, which serves as a link between internal models and the standardised approach, was a focal point of discussion.
  • It was noted that the output floor will have implications for capital planning and risk management strategies of banks, necessitating careful consideration and adaptation.
  • Temporary reliefs until 2032 were highlighted as significant, but they also introduce complexities in reporting and disclosure requirements, adding to the challenges faced by banks.

Data Requirements and Challenges:

  • Adequate data availability and quality were identified as fundamental prerequisites for executing calculations accurately under the new regulatory framework.
  • Banks need to ensure robust data management practices to meet the increased reporting obligations and compliance requirements.

Regulatory Divergence Across Jurisdictions:

  • The divergence in regulatory standards across jurisdictions presents challenges for banks operating internationally.
  • While the EU is moving forward with the implementation timeline, other jurisdictions may have different schedules and regulatory priorities.
  • Banks operating across multiple jurisdictions must navigate these divergences and adapt their compliance strategies accordingly.

Preparation for CRR Three Implementation:

  • The speakers underscored the importance of proactive preparation for CRR 3 implementation, which has a deadline set for January 2025.
  • Banks need to focus on enhancing their reporting capabilities and ensuring readiness to meet the regulatory requirements within the stipulated timeframe.
  • Ongoing consultations and updates from regulatory authorities, such as the European Banking Authority (EBA), should be closely monitored to stay informed about evolving regulatory expectations.


As the banking industry gears up for the implementation of CRR 3, it faces a myriad of challenges and opportunities. Through informed discussions and proactive measures, banks can navigate these regulatory changes effectively, ensuring compliance while also optimising their operations in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape. Keeping abreast of regulatory developments and fostering a culture of adaptability will be crucial for banks to thrive in the post-CRR 3 era.

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