“Everyone can contribute to the stability of the financial system by acting prudently. Every banker, every investor affects the stability of the financial system, and is affected by it.”

Danièle Nouy
Danièle NouyChair of the European Central Bank’s Supervisory Board

“The endorsement of the Basel III reforms represents a major milestone that will make the capital framework more robust and improve confidence in banking systems.”

Mario Draghi
Mario DraghiPresident of the European Central Bank

“A strong banking sector in Europe is a diverse banking sector. We need small banks servicing local communities and businesses. And larger banks operating and lending right across the single market.”

Valdis Dombrovskis
Valdis DombrovskisEU Commission Vice-President for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

The EBF supports financial services regulation that protects consumers, promotes market integrity and supports long term investment, economic growth and job creation in Europe. Following the global financial crisis in 2008, the EU in cooperation with the G20 have set out to deliver an ambitious reform agenda to restore financial stability and public confidence in the financial system. The completed reform agenda in Europe now includes:

  • an updated supervisory framework with strengthened capital and liquidity requirements and enhanced banking supervision

  • a new crisis management framework for banks with recovery and resolution tools for resolution authorities,

  • more effective deposit protection for faster pay-out,

  • the creation of the banking union with a single supervisory mechanism and single resolution mechanism for the euro area.

Overall, these reforms have made the European financial system more stable, resilient whilst providing a more harmonised single rulebook for EU banks that is consistent with international standards. However, international policy making for financial services remains an ongoing process that continuously reviews evolving risks to keep the regulatory framework up to speed with technological and economic developments.

At the same time many of the reforms that have been implemented or are still in the process of being implemented need to be monitored for unintended consequences and potential divergences with other jurisdictions that could lead to an unlevel playing field for European banks. If necessary, existing rules need to be re-calibrated to reduce the burden for European banks so they can continue to finance economic growth and jobs and remain competitive in global financial markets.

DEALING WITH RISKS

MANAGING THE GONE CONCERN 

BANKING UNION

EBF BANKING SUPERVISION TEAM

Gonzalo Gasos

Gonzalo Gasos

Head of Banking Supervision
Denisa Mularova Avermaete

Denisa Mularova Avermaete

Senior Policy Adviser - Accounting & Sustainable Finance
Tim Buenker

Tim Buenker

Senior Policy Adviser - Banking Supervision
Sarah Schmidtke

Sarah Schmidtke

EBF Frankfurt Office Representative
Francisco Saravia

Francisco Saravia

Policy Adviser - Economics, Statistics and Supervisory Reporting
Mireille Thiery

Mireille Thiery

Assistant - Banking Supervision
  • E-mail

    m.thiery(at)ebf.eu

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