28 Nov 2019

Impediments to resolvability

What is the status quo?

Willem Pieter De Groen

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The feasibility and credibility of bank resolutions depends, among others, on whether the impediments to resolvability are addressed or removed. Based on the limited public information available, this paper assesses the current state of the identification and removal of impediments to the resolvability of banks under the remit of the Single Resolution Board (SRB). The main findings suggest that the inclusion of the impediments assessment is taking the SRB more time than originally foreseen, there is a greater dependence on banks to address or remove impediments
and that the non-resolvable banks are not notified to the EBA. This document was provided by the Economic Governance Support Unit at the request of the ECON Committee.


This material was originally published in a paper provided at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament and commissioned by the Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union and supervised by its Economic Governance Support Unit (EGOV). The opinions expressed in this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represnet the official position of the European Parliament. The original paper is available on the European Parliament’s webpage

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