ECB Banking Supervision at a glance

4 November 2016

The ECB started supervising euro area banks two years ago, on 4 November 2014. Take a look at the infographic below to find out more about the objectives and functions of ECB Banking Supervision.

Objectives of banking supervision

Financial integration
and stability

Safe and sound
banking system

Consistent supervision
of banks

19
participating
countries


The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)

More than
900 supervisory staff
at the ECB
More than
4,700 supervisors
from national authorities

Supervisory Board decisions in 2015

More than
1500
decisions in total

921
Authorisation procedures
213
SREP Decisions
(Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process)

Supervised banks (as of 31 May 2016)

129
significant banks
under direct ECB supervision
3,500
less significant banks
under national supervision

82%
of euro area
banking assets

18%