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Blog post | 24 July 2020

To resolve or not to resolve: a public interest assessment fit for purpose

The Single Resolution Board (SRB) plans for and manages bank failures in such a way that the public interest is safeguarded. The bank resolution framework was put in place for banks whose collapse might shake other parts of the economy. In these cases, the SRB can use its resolution tools to manage...
Blog post | 10 July 2020

Brexit: get ready for changes

Over the past few months, there has been an understandable focus on dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on our economies. However, we should not forget some of the other challenges facing the European financial sector, among them the fact that the United Kingdom will leave the...
Blog post | 3 July 2020

The SRB's fifth anniversary in times of an unprecedented pandemia

Both because of its global scale and dramatic social and economic impact and because continued uncertainty regarding its ultimate scope and consequences, the crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge being faced by global society. At an institutional level, this...
Blog post | 17 June 2020

MREL: the next steps

The economic shock of the Covid-19 outbreak has put the financial industry again in the spotlight – this time as vital players in mitigating the effects of the crisis, supported by national and European authorities. While the European banking sector entered this crisis in much better shape than it...
Blog post | 7 May 2020

Resolution planning cycle 2020: setting a course for financial stability

The COVID-19 outbreak has left us in uncharted waters, with the ultimate effects on the global economy and the banking industry still unknown. However, the resolution framework put in place after the financial crisis means we have a steadier hand on the tiller. Good planning, the basis of all...
Blog post | 8 April 2020

COVID-19 crisis: the SRB's approach to MREL targets

In this blog, I would like to provide additional clarity on the SRB’s approach to minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL), taking the impact of the COVID-19 crisis into account. First of all, the banking industry has made substantial progress in building up MREL to date...
Blog post | 1 April 2020

An extraordinary challenge: SRB actions to support efforts to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak

With this blog post, I will explain the SRB’s approach to the uncertainty and disruption caused to the Euro Area economy by the COVID-19 outbreak. The world is facing an extraordinary challenge. The pandemic is having a severe effect on people’s health and the global economy. The SRB, like all...
Blog post | 17 February 2020

The case for explaining regulation and supervision to all

At the height of the financial crisis, a survey showed that most young adults would rather go to the dentist than listen to a banker. That’s a painful finding on various levels. Arguably the financial sector lost the trust of the general public during the crisis. But there is more to this. Nowadays...
Blog post | 15 January 2020

Resolution: from basics to readiness

Welcome to our new blogging series! Look out for our next SRB Insights in 2020, we will invite authors from other EU institutions but also from the industry and academia to blog on our latest online platform. Different voices, different opinions, all the more Insights. Back to basics Financial...

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