19 July 2023
The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published its final Guidelines on the overall recovery capacity (ORC) in recovery planning. The Guidelines establish a consistent framework for the determination of the ORC by institutions in their recovery plans and the respective assessment by competent authorities and aim at strengthening institutions’ effective crisis preparedness.
The objective of the ORC is to provide a summary of the overall capability of the institution to restore its financial position after a significant deterioration by implementing suitable recovery options. The assessment by competent authorities of an institution’s overall recovery capacity allows to understand to what extent an institution would be able to recover from a range of potential crisis situations.
The main goal of the Guidelines is to harmonise the observed practices on the ORC determination and assessment, so as to improve the usability of recovery plans and make crisis preparedness more effective.
The Guidelines are composed of two sections. The first one addressed to institutions, aims at providing guidance on the relevant steps to set-up a reliable ORC framework. The second one, addressed to competent authorities, complements the framework by harmonising the core elements of the competent authorities’ assessment of the ORC from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective.
The EBA has developed the draft Guidelines on its own initiative, in accordance with Article 16 of its founding Regulation, which mandates the Authority to issue guidelines and recommendations addressed to competent authorities or financial institutions with a view to establishing consistent, efficient and effective supervisory practices within the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS), and to ensuring the common, uniform and consistent application of Union law.