Big UK banks pass stress test, but told to raise countercyclical buffer

The latest stress tests from the Bank of England showed that the UK’s seven largest lenders could comfortably manage a deep domestic recession, a global downturn and a disorderly exit from the EU. 

Bank of England to stress-test financial firms for climate change

The Bank of England plans to stress test how the financial system would stand up to various climate pathways, making it the first central bank to do so. 

ESMA releases funds stress testing framework

A stress testing framework for investment funds has been developed by The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) so national competent authorities (NCAs) can probe the sector’s robustness. 

Stress tests show US banking system can cope with severe recession

The latest round of US stress tests shows banks to be in good shape having amassed considerable capital over the years allowing some of them to make bumper pay-outs to shareholders. 

Fed announces dates of stress test and CCAR results

Results from the latest US stress tests will be released on June 21 and those of the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) will come out on June 27, the US Federal Reserve Board said in a statement.

Fed provides more information on 2019 stress tests

As part of its commitment to greater transparency, the US Federal Reserve Board has released more details about how it will stress test banks under its watch.

European Central Bank

Latest EU stress tests reveal some concerns

The EU’s bank stress tests have become a familiar part of Europe’s supervisory processes. However, the latest exercise has raised concern over the state of some banks as well some criticism over how it is conducted

Fed may include bitcoin collapse in stress tests

The US Federal Reserve Board is considering a range of extraordinary risks to the banking system, such as a bitcoin collapse, massive trader misconduct or a war with North Korea.

Sahu Rita

Fed’s stress test reforms proving to be controversial

To critics, reforms of the US stress testing regime are a worrying diluting of the exercise, whilst bankers see them as a very necessary exercise in simplification and transparency. However, stress tests maybe less important than they once were. By Farah Khalique.

US agencies should tailor stress tests more around risk profiles - BPI

US agencies urged to incorporate a more risk-based approach as part of their review of the US stress testing regime