SNL Financial provides data on approximately 29,000 banking institutions worldwide. Ownership information; financial statements; market analysis; filings; maps of bank locations; mergers and acquisitions information; and financial sector news and alerts are provided. An Excel add-in can be used for the selection and elaboration of data variables, geographical coverage and time series. SNL Financial is published by Standard and Poors.
The European Banking Authority published a Methodological Note on the 2016 EU banking sector stress tests and asset review on 24 February. The note covers credit risk; market risk, counterparty credit risk (CCR) and credit value adjustment (CVA); conduct risk and other operational risks; and non-interest income, expenses and capital. There are four tabular annexes: a list of banks in the sample; stress test template overview; summary of qualitative information to be provided by banks; and a summary of key constraints and other quantitative requirements. The EBA Methodological Note has been linked from the EUI Library ECB data resource page. EUI members have access to the Bankscope (BvD) global public and private banking sector database.
The new wave of European Credit Research Institute (ECRI) data on international lending to households is now available to EUI members. The database has been expanded with the addition of Indian and Russian country data. ECRI data now includes observations from the 28 EU member states; 4 EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland); 2 EU candidate countries (Macedonia and Turkey) and 6 other countries (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Russia and the USA). EUI members have access to this data via the Library restricted server. Full details are on this resource page.
The European Banking Authority, released data from the 2015 EU-wide transparency exercise on 27 November. The exercise “provides detailed bank-by-bank data on capital positions, risk exposure amounts and asset quality on 105 banks from 21 countries of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA)… The data is published at the highest level of consolidation, covering around 70% of total EU banking assets for the reference dates of 31 December 2014 and 30 June 2015.” The EUI Library maintains a Directory of Eurozone, EU and European Statistical Data.
The ECB’s new banking sector supervisory mandate – the Single Supervisory Mechanism – was launched on 20 November with presentations on ‘Reshaping Banking Supervision in Times of Crisis’ by ECB President Draghi, European Council President Van Rompuy and Danièle Nouy, first President of the Supervisory Council (ECB). Texts of the presentations are available with video on the ECB site. The EUI Library’s Eurozone Directory and Bibliography are on this page.
The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) was inaugurated in Luxembourg on Monday, 8 October. The launch press conference video is at this link. Two high-level reports on the European banking sector have been published: The Expert Group on Reforming the Structure of the EU Banking Sector presented its final report on 2 October. The European Banking Authority issued its final report on the EU-wide bank recapitalisation exercise on 3 October.