The European Central Bank (ECB) has published the outcome of its second Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) in 2016. The aggregate capital demand for 2017 for directly supervised banks remains comparable to 2016. In addition to capital requirements, the ECB also imposed liquidity measures as part of the SREP. Such measures included requiring banks to have higher liquidity coverage ratios than the regulatory minimum and, in some cases, imposing specific minimum amounts of liquid assets. Separately, the ECB has published updated recommendations on dividend distribution and remuneration policies to be adopted in 2017 for the financial year 2016.
View ECB updates recommendations on dividend distribution and remuneration policies, 15 December 2016