Policy portal Stability & Supervision

When trust in the financial system disappears, panic sets in: fire sales of financial assets and bank runs can make the entire system collapse. Taxpayers are forced to bail out “too-big-to-fail” institutions to protect essential economic functions (deposits, credit, payment systems).

Mitigating implicit “moral hazard” requires sound prudential policies protecting essential banking services from excessive risk-taking and maintaining adequate capital levels to cover possible losses. Well-resourced, and independent supervision is also key. Finally, prudential regulation must also respond to new risks related to digitalisation (see “Digital Finance”) and climate change (see climate risk under “Sustainable Finance”).

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26 PUBLICATIONS

Consultation response

Response to the European Commission’s consultation on State Aid for Banks in Difficulty

Consultation response

Consultation response on the Review of the Crisis Management and Deposit Insurance framework (CMDI)

Consultation response

Response to the FSB consultation on the evaluation of the effects of “too-big-to-fail” reforms

Position paper

Three reforms to strengthen the Banking Union and the euro area

As a complement to a hearing held on 7 November 2019 by MEP Pedro Marques as rapporteur for the Banking Union Annual Report, Finance Watch published a technical brief on the financial architecture of the Euro Area.
Consultation response

EIOPA consultation on resolution funding and national IGSs

Report

Report: “#10yearsAfter – Back to Business as Usual”

In its comprehensive analysis of post-crisis regulation, Finance Watch demonstrates that the opportunity for a fundamental realignment of the global financial sector has been missed and that none of the structural vulnerabilities that led to the financial crisis of 2008 have been tackled in a decisive way.
Speech

Speech at Financial Stability Conference 2017

Berlin, 18 October 2017 – Ten years after the onset of the most serious financial crisis in recent history, the EU’s financial framework is still not consistent and needs to be further strengthened to ensure financial stability. Further reforms to improve the resilience of the banking sector are still needed to turn the current cyclical recovery into a sustainable structural recovery.
Policy brief

Policy Brief “One step forward, two steps back”

Brussels, 7 June 2017 – Finance Watch, the public interest advocacy group working to make finance serve society, has published a new Policy Brief “One step forward, two steps back” with comments and recommendations on the EU’s Banking Package.
Speech

Public hearing at ECON on the banking legislation package

Finance Watch Senior Policy Analyst Christian Stiefmüller spoke on a panel at the European Parliament’s ECON Committee Public Hearing “Updating CRR, CRD, BRRD and SRMR: the new banking legislation package” on 25 April 2017.
Consultation response

Response to the EC’s public consultation on the CMU mid-term review 2017

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