Supervisory priorities for 2021

In 2021 ECB Banking Supervision will primarily focus its supervisory efforts on four priority areas materially affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: credit risk management, capital strength, business model sustainability and governance.

We will also carry out further structural activities looking beyond the impact of the pandemic in 2021, particularly in relation to banks’ alignment with the expectations set out in the ECB Guide on climate-related and environmental risks and their preparedness for the final stages of the implementation of Basel III. Depending on how the crisis develops, specific supervisory activities may be adjusted and tailored according to banks’ specific risk profiles.

Supervisory priorities
Supervisory Priorities

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28 January 2021
SSM supervisory priorities 2021
7 October 2019
SSM supervisory priorities 2020
30 October 2018
SSM supervisory priorities 2019
18 December 2017
SSM supervisory priorities 2018
15 December 2016
SSM supervisory priorities 2017
6 January 2016
SSM priorities 2016