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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Consultation response

Consultation response on the functioning of the EU securitisation framework

Consultation response

Consultation Response on the Supervisory Convergence and the Single Rule Book

Open letter

Alliance Letters to EU institutions on the Reform of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs)  

Together with BEUC, Better Finance, AGE Platform Europe and Coface Families Europe, we sent two letters to the European institutions regarding the Reform of the European Supervisory Authorities.
Consultation response

Consultation response on EBA’s proposals for a STS framework for synthetic securitisation

Consultation response

ESMA consultation on Disclosure Requirements Applicable to Credit Ratings

Open letter

Reform of the European Supervisory Authorities and financial consumer protection

Together with four other organisations, Finance Watch has sent an open letter to the Members of the Council of the European Union to express serious concerns over their proposal for reforming the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs).
Position paper

Brexit: Preparing for a future UK-EU trade relationship

Finance Watch publishes new briefing note „Preparing for a future UK-EU trade relationship“
Report

Financial Regulation challenged by European Trade Policy

On 2 October 2018, the Veblen Institute and Finance Watch published a report on the impact of European trade policy on financial regulation.
Joint statement

Joint Statement: ECON’s draft report on the review of the European Financial Supervisors

Joint Statement by Finance Watch, Better Finance, Beuc, Coface Families Europe, Age Plateform Europe
Policy brief

“’Would you mind holding this for me?’ The (increasingly desperate) search for an answer to Europe’s NPL problem”

Brussels, 8 June 2018 – Finance Watch published today a detailed analysis of the European Commission’s package to tackle Non-Performing Loans (NPL): “’Would you mind holding this for me?’ The (increasingly desperate) search for an answer to Europe’s NPL problem”.
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