EBA publishes sample of banks participating in the December 2021 mandatory Basel III monitoring exercise

01 December 2021

The European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes today the sample of banks for the mandatory Basel III monitoring exercise, which will refer to December 2021 data. The exercise is expected to be launched at the end of January 2022 and its results to be published at the end of September 2022.

The sample consists of banks selected by the relevant National Competent Authorities in accordance with Articles 4 and 8 of the EBA Decision on the mandatory Basel III monitoring exercise EBA/DC/2021/373.

This monitoring exercise will be carried out at the highest level of EU/European Economic Area (EEA) consolidation on a sample of 157 banks, of which 114 are either global systemically important institutions (G-SIIs) or other systemically important institutions (O-SIIs). The sample covers approximately 80% of the banking sector in the EEA, including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Approximately 64% of the sample consists of banks, which provide the entirety of banking services, the so called “universal” banks, around 17% corresponds to “retail-oriented” banks and nearly 19% represents “corporate-oriented and other specialised” banks. The final sample may still be subject to adjustments due to various corporate actions, such as mergers, divestments, restructuring, etc.

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