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ECB publishes additional banking supervision statistics

28 November 2016
  • ECB publishes banking supervision statistics with higher frequency and in greater detail
  • Enhanced transparency on asset quality
  • Figures broken down by country and category
  • Data strengthen transparency and accountability of European banking supervision

The European Central Bank will publish additional banking supervision statistics on a quarterly basis to further strengthen the transparency and accountability of this task. These statistics offer additional and more detailed data on the financial health of the financial institutions supervised directly by the ECB. These include, for example, information on banks’ profitability, capital adequacy and the quality of their assets. Some of the statistics are also broken down by country and by categories of banks. Information on the individual banks is not disclosed.

The enhanced statistics will enable the general public and market participants to analyse the data and form their views on banks’ situation. “This is a significant step forward to ensuring transparency which is an important tool for supporting discipline in the banking sector”, said Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board and Vice-Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board.

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Notes:

The new Supervisory Banking Statistics will be available on the ECB Banking Supervision website as of 29 November 2016.

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