Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) and Pillar 2

The aim of the Pillar 2 processes is to enhance the link between an institution's risk profile, its risk management and risk mitigation systems, and its capital planning. Pillar 2 can be divided into two major components: (i) aimed at institutions, where those are expected to establish sound, effective and complete strategies and processes to assess and maintain, on an ongoing basis, the amounts, types and distribution of internal capital commensurate to their risk profiles (ICAAP), as well as robust governance and internal control arrangements, and (ii) supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP). The key purpose of SREP is to ensure that institutions have adequate arrangements, strategies, processes and mechanisms as well as capital and liquidity to  ensure a sound management and coverage of their risks, to which they are or might be exposed, including those revealed by stress testing and risks institution may pose to the financial system.

This section brings together the EBA's work on the supervisory review and examination process in general and on some specific Pillar 2 topics, like concentration and diversification.

Technical Standards, Guidelines & Recommendations

  • Guidelines on supervision of significant branches

    These Guidelines are designed to facilitate cooperation and coordination between the Competent Authorities (CAs). They will assist them in supervising the largest systemically important branches, the so-called “significant-plus” branches, which require intensified supervision.

    Status: Under development

  • Guidelines on ICT Risk Assessment under the SREP

    These draft Guidelines are addressed to competent authorities and aim at promoting common procedures and methodologies for the assessment of ICT risk.

    Status: Final (awaiting translation into the EU official languages)

  • Guidelines on stress testing and supervisory stress testing

    These draft Guidelines on stress testing and supervisory stress testing provide detailed guidance on the way institutions should design and conduct a stress testing programme across the EU as well as promote convergence in the use of stress test in the context of the supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP). They build on the previous CEBS Guidelines on Stress Testing (GL32), which were published in August 2010.

    Status: Under development

  • Guidelines on ICAAP and ILAAP information

    These Guidelines specify the information competent authorities will collect from institutions regarding the internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP) and the internal liquidity adequacy assessment process (ILAAP). These draft Guidelines aim at facilitating the consistent approach to the supervisory assessment of ICAAP and ILAAP frameworks as well as the assessment of reliability of institutions’ own capital and liquidity estimates as part of the supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP) following the criteria and methodologies specified in the EBA Guidelines on common procedures and methodologies for SREP.

    Status: Final and translated into the EU official languages

Opinions, Reports and other Publications




Other Publications

  • EBA outlines roadmap of its plan to update 2017-2018 SREP
    The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today a roadmap outlining its plans to update the common European framework for the supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP) in 2017-2018. The roadmap explains the multi-stage approach the EBA intends to follow in updating the EU SREP framework in 2017-2018 and beyond, and summarises the ongoing policy initiatives affecting Pillar 2/SREP that will need to be reflected in the revised EBA guidelines on Pillar 2 topics.

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