EBA Finalizes 2018 EU-Wide Stress Test Timeline


On October 30, 2017, the EBA published a press release on the 2018 EU-wide stress test timeline.

The EBA intends to follow the following timetable:

  • November 2017. The EBA to publish the final methodology.
  • End of 2017. The EBA to circulate final templates and guidance to participating banks by this date.
  • January 2018. Launch of the 2018 EU-wide stress test. The EBA will publish the macroeconomic scenario at the time of the launch.
  • Early June 2018. First submission of results to the EBA.
  • Mid-July 2018. Second submission of results to the EBA.
  • Late October 2018. Final submission of results to the EBA.
  • November 2, 2018. The EBA to publish results of the stress test.

The EBA has decided to extend the overall timeline for the stress test to take into account the challenges that the implementation of IFRS 9 poses regarding the availability of starting point data in early 2018.