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Mystery-mongers: Bundesbank and BaFin remain silent about the biggest risks of German banks

Today, BaFin and Deutsche Bundesbank presented the results of the 2019 stress test of around 1,400 less-significant banks (LSIs) as well as the survey on the situation of earnings  and resilience of German banks in the low interest rate environment. Raimund Röseler, BaFin Executive Director for Banking Supervision, said at the presentation of the stress […]


Expert consultation: EBA draft methodology for 2020 EU-wide stress test

Dear colleagues and friends, The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published the draft methodological note, templates and template guidance for the 2020 EU-wide stress test on 25 June 2019. The EBA intends to publish the final methodology at the end of the year and to launch the stress test in January 2020, with results to […]


EIOPA stress test 2016 hides the bad shape of Europe’s insurance market

On Thursday, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published its EU-wide stress test for the European insurance sector. The results look positive at first sight, but closer inspection gives grounds for serious concern. An accompanying EIOPA report published today reveals that some insurers only manage to meet their Solvency capital requirement (SCR – […]


Stress test for banks: Taxpayers‘ money should not be used for bank bailouts

The European Banking Authority (EBA) will tonight publish the results of the 2016 stress test for banks. The EBA carries out the test to assess whether banks hold enough capital to see them through a further worsening of the banking crisis. The stress test results play a crucial role in possible bank rescues using state […]