Towards the end of 2015, the European Banking Authority will be carrying out a transparency exercise, publishing detailed data on EU banks’ balance sheets, covering their composition of capital, leverage ratio, risk weighted assets by risk type, sovereign exposures and credit risk exposures. The data will also include information on asset quality, market risk and securitisation exposures as of December 2014 and June 2015.

The 2016 EU-wide stress test is expected to be launched in Q1 2016, with the release of a detailed scenario and methodology. The assessment and quality checks are expected to be concluded by Q3 2016, when EU banks’ individual results will be released.

View EBA updates on upcoming transparency exercise and on key features of 2016 EU-wide stress test, 15 July 2015