European Central Bank: consolidated statistical data on EU banks
The highly detailed consolidated banking data (CBD) are sent quarterly by the national banking authorities to the European Central Bank (ECB). The data contain information on EU banks regarding consolidated profitability, balance sheets, credit quality, liquidity, capital adequacy and risk concentration. Since the end of 2014, CBD are prepared on the basis of a common framework in line with the technical standards established by the European Commission as proposed by the EBA. This choice has significantly improved the comparability of the data sent by the various authorities.
The ECB uses this information to calculate the most important indicators for evaluating the situation of European banks and to understand the financial stability implications. A selection of data and indicators is published regularly on the ECB website in the section Supervisory Banking Statistics.
European Banking Authority: reports on the European banking sector’s risks and vulnerabilities
The mission of the EBA is to guarantee the smooth running and transparency of the financial markets and the stability of the European financial system. Accordingly it monitors and evaluates market developments, and identifies trends, potential risks and vulnerabilities. With its Risk Assessment Report, the EBA now provides an annual report on the main developments and trends for risks and vulnerabilities in the EU’s banking sector.
The EBA makes a quarterly assessment of the main risks and vulnerabilities of the European banking sector (Risk Dashboard) by analysing a set of key risk indicators (KRI) taken from a sample of banks. An interactive programme gives access to the historical series of KRI and the tables and figures contained in the publication may be reproduced.
To provide greater transparency for the European banking system, the EBA makes an annual comparison of a set of significant data collected from the supervisory reports received from a vast sample of banks submitted in a harmonized format (EU-wide transparency exercise).The data cover capital, risk-weighted assets, balance sheet information, market risks, securitizations, credit risk, exposure to sovereign counterparties, non-performing loans and forborne exposures. An interactive programme gives access to the entire database.
European Banking Authority: stress tests on European banks
The EBA coordinates the EU-wide stress tests in cooperation with the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) in order to test the resilience of financial institutions to adverse market developments, and also to contribute to the general assessment of systemic risk in the European financial system. The stress tests are based on aggregated analyses, according to the methodology and scenarios defined by the EBA in cooperation with the ESRB, the ECB and the European Commission.
International Monetary Fund: Financial Solidarity Indicators
The Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI) provide information on the degree of overall financial stability of financial institutions, households and firms in Italy and in the other IMF member countries. The data are sent by the national central banks to the IMF twice a year and cover banks, other financial intermediaries, households and firms, the real estate sector, and market liquidity conditions.
Senior Supervisors Group: analysis of international supervisory practices
The Senior Supervisors Group (SSG) is a forum for senior representatives of supervisory authorities to engage in dialogue on risk management practices, governance, and other issues concerning complex, globally-active financial institutions. The Senior Supervisors Group (SSG) currently includes senior supervisory authorities of major financial services firms from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.