On 25 February, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) announced its supervisory themes for its thematic examinations in 2016. DNB indicates that it will focus on interest rate risks, data quality and remuneration policies.

For the purpose of its examination of interest rate risks, DNB will be conducting on-site investigations at a variety of banks where it will investigate the bank’s vulnerability as a result of the continued low interest rates. In addition, DNB will continue to focus on the quality of the data banks supply to DNB and intends to systematically examine the quality of the data supplied by both large and smaller banks. Finally, DNB will be reviewing the remuneration policies of larger banks.

View DNB’s news item (Dutch only), 25 February 2016.