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Apr 28 2022
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Good morning to each of you connected online and also to those of you gathered here at the SRB premises in Brussels. I want to welcome you, particularly our speakers. Thank you for the interest you are showing in the area of banking...

Mar 30 2022
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Good morning to each of you and thank you joining us today – be it in person or online. We are all happy to have this opportunity to talk with you.

Our last press breakfast was in the midst of Covid and little did we think that 12...

Mar 14 2022
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Good evening Madam Chair and good evening honourable members,

It is a pleasure to be with you once again at the ECON Committee, and it is also wonderful to be here in person. Thank you for the opportunity to update you on the work of...

The public interest assessment and bank-insurance contagion

Blog post | 26 January 2022

The SRB is continuously enhancing its approach to the public interest assessment (PIA). This is the main policy tool used to assess whether a failing bank should be resolved in the public interest, or whether it can be liquidated under normal insolvency...

Priorities for 2022 – the SRB’s view

Blog post | 10 January 2022

The dawn of the New Year is not the only time that we at the SRB think about resolutions – we do that every day of the year! Our focus is always on making banks resolvable so that we can promote financial stability and protect the taxpayer. However, the...

Dec 1 2021
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Good morning Madam Chair and good morning honourable members,

It is a pleasure to be with you once again at the ECON Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to outline the SRB’s priority list of work for...

Reinforcing crisis readiness with transfer tools

Blog post | 17 November 2021

The SRB’s role is to develop resolution plans that are ready for action at very short notice, for the banks under our remit. If a bank should fail, our goal is to make sure that happens in an organised and orderly way. We make sure that any critical roles...

Oct 14 2021
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Thank you, Melinda, and good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

It is my honour and pleasure to once more give the closing remarks to the SRB Annual Conference.

What a joy it was to organise this hybrid...

Oct 14 2021
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Good morning ladies and gentlemen, fellow speakers; and good morning to our audience joining us online, from around the world.

First, may I thank each of our speakers for taking part in this event – the...

No time to waste in completing the Banking Union

Blog post | 09 September 2021

The European Banking Union still awaits completion, with more work urgently needed to move towards a fully integrated system that delivers better crisis management, depositor protection and a stronger banking sector.

The European Commission has...

SRB’s new heat-map approach enhances resolvability assessment

Blog post | 22 July 2021

Making banks resolvable remains the SRB’s key priority [1]. Banks entered the Covid-19 crisis in a much better shape than during the 2008 financial crisis, and were instrumental for financing the economy. However, the pandemic also reminded stakeholders...

Jul 1 2021
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Good morning Madam Chair and good morning honourable members,

It is a pleasure to be with you once again at the ECON Committee. It’s only been 3 months since we last met, but, nevertheless, it is a good opportunity to report...

Asset Management Companies: the Spanish example

Blog post | 03 June 2021

In a severe banking crisis, the question of what to do with impaired assets is often raised. The most straightforward option, of selling the assets at a low price in a fire sale, can trigger an unnecessary destruction of value, with the banking framework...

System-wide events in the Public Interest Assessment

Blog post | 31 May 2021

The public interest assessment is a key safeguard in bank resolution, to protect taxpayers and financial stability. When faced with a failing bank, the SRB considers whether resolution best serves the public interest or whether the bank can go into normal...

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