How to spot a systemically important bank

A fixed set of weighted criteria can help pick out systemically important banks, according to the EBA

Proper pointers: the EBA could give guidance on the size of buffer O-SIIs should hold


Systemically important banks should be subject to higher capital requirements than others. This is one of the founding principles of the post-crisis regulatory agenda, and taken solely on those terms, is fairly uncontroversial. The difficulties arise when trying to apply it in practice. It requires authorities to make a completely new kind of determination – on what constitutes systemic importance, and whether it should be measured differently at the global

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