The CRR has a mandate for the EBA to develop implementing technical standards (ITS) specifying the reporting framework applicable throughout the European Union, in order to achieve greater harmonization across institutions and countries.

In compliance with that mandate, the EBA published a number of ITS specifying the so called FINREP statements, which later would result in the adoption of Regulation 680/2014 of April 16, 2014 by the Commission.

In order to adapt the content of public financial information and of reserved information to FINREP, the Bank of Spain issued Circular 5/2014. In addition, this standard also aims to incorporate the new statistical information and supervisory information requirements the Bank of Spain must provide to the European Central Bank.

The new circular modifies the following Bank of Spain circulars:

  • Circular 4/2004 of 22 December on public and reserved financial information standards, and financial statement models.
  • Circular 1/2010 of January 27 on interest rate statistics applied to household deposits and credits.
  • Circular 1/2013 of 24 May on the Bank of Spain's Risk Information Center.

However, the analysis carried out in this document refers only to regulatory changes to Circular 4/2004.

The technical note prepared by Management Solutions’ R&D department contains an executive summary and an analysis of this standard as well as the main implications the implementation of this framework will have for banks.

Executive summary 

Circular 5/2014 introduced amendmentsot Circular 4/2004 in relation to risk analysis and coverage, methodology for calculating provisions and reporting.

Scope of application

  • The CBE affects credit institutions (banks, savings banks, cooperatives and ICO).
  • The Circular is applicable to the preparation of individual and consolidated financial statements of Spanish credit institutions and branches of foreign entities in Spain.

Prior regulation

  • Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD IV) and Regulation 575/2013 (CRR).
  • "Guidelines on the scope of operational risk and operational risk loss", CEBS.
  • "Operational Risk - Supervisory Guidelines for the Advanced Measurement Approaches", BCBS


Download the technical note by clicking here (only in Spanish)