Previous releases

Release 0.3 (10.02.2017)

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BIRD Technical Guidelines 0.3 (.pdf)
BIRD Database 0.3 (.zip)

About this release

The present release of the BIRD documentation comprises a complete definition of the input layer and a first set of transformation rules needed to produce the AnaCredit output layer. It also includes a draft structure of input information covering SHS requirements related to banking groups’ data.

The main changes compared to the previous release concern: a new cube for owned securities and additional variables in the registry table of securities; input information for specific operations, such as factoring and credit facilities that apply to positive current accounts; some additions related to protection (distinction between item and claim for real estate, pool of items, prioritization of the protection value); some refinements and more detailed instructions regarding credit quality; some interventions on the variables related to securitisations and specific instructions for some operations; enhanced organisation of the transformation process, classifying the transformations by type and phase (see BIRD handbook for further explanation); update of the database model regarding to transformations, according to the VTL information model; changes in the existing transformations in order to adapt them to VTL 1.1; addition of new transformations.

Release 0.2 (10.11.2016)

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BIRD Technical Guidelines 0.2 (.pdf)
BIRD Database 0.2 (.zip)

About this release

Regulation (EU) 2016/867 of the European Central Bank of 18 May 2016 on the collection of granular credit and credit risk data (so called AnaCredit Regulation) defines a set of reporting requirements for resident credit institutions and resident foreign branches of credit institutions. The present release of the BIRD documentation comprises a draft definition of the input layer and of some transformation rules to fulfill these requirements. The dictionary also contains the output cubes that represent a draft formal description of AnaCredit requirements.

The structure of the input layer related to the AnaCredit requirements is almost complete, while the definition of transformation rules will be finalised in the next releases.

As regards the formal description of transformation rules using VTL we note that due to ongoing developments in the Task force for the Validation and Transformation Language (VLT) and the publication of VTL version 1.1 at the beginning of 2017 we expect significant changes in the syntax of the VTL. We want to point out that due to these developments the formal description of the transformation rules will change (significantly in form but not in content). Nevertheless we invite you to analyse the given transformation rules from a business perspective.

The BIRD group also intends to cover the requirements related to banking groups’ data defined in the Regulation (EU) No 1011/2012 concerning Statistics on Holdings of Securities, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2016/1384. These will be covered in one of the next releases.

Release 0.1 (15.07.2016)

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BIRD Technical Guidelines 0.1 (.pdf)
BIRD Database 0.1 (.zip)

About this release

The present release discloses the BIRD initiative to the general public. It includes the structure of the website where the BIRD documentation is published, a general description of the main features of the BIRD and the methodology used.

The dictionary contains only some “output cubes”, which represent a draft formal description of the
data requirements defined in the “Regulation (EU) 2016/867 of the European Central Bank of 18
May 2016 on the collection of granular credit and credit risk data” (so called AnaCredit Regulation). This version of the BIRD dictionary does not include any contents related to the input layer and to transformation rules.

From the section “Contact” there is the possibility to send us observations (comments, suggestions,
questions, etc.) on this BIRD release.

The BIRD website will be enhanced gradually. A next version, expected in October 2016, will contain a first definition of input data and transformation rules. The BIRD documentation will be updated regularly.