SRB and EBA policy statements 

Guidelines and policy statements issued by the Single Resolution Board (SRB) and the European Banking Authority are listed below by category.  

SRB and EBA policy statements concerning MREL 

SRB has defined the eligibility of financial instruments issued under UK law (UK law instruments) for MREL if they do not include a contractual bail-in recognition clause.

The SRB has published checklists and forms that provide assurance on MREL instrument eligibility and that must be signed by the bank’s senior management. 

The Single Resolution Board (SRB) publishes on its website its MREL dashboard (Minimum Requirements for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities), which is designed to present an overview of the MREL situation in the banks within its competence and of the costs and availability of borrowing. The MREL dashboard is based on the data provided to the SRB by the banks and is published quarterly.

SRB MREL policy under the banking package (2021)

COVID-19 crisis: the SRB's approach to MREL targets

SRB on MREL

EBA issues first monitoring report on TLAC-MREL instruments accompanied by 15 recommendations

EBA shows banks’ progress in planning for failure but encourages them to issue eligible debt instruments

EBA updates its quantitative analysis on MREL

SRB and EBA policy statements concerning resolution planning  

The SRB has published its RPC Booklet for the Resolution Planning Cycle 2021. Its purpose is to inform stakeholders in more detail of the main processes and phases of the current RPC that was launched on 1 April 2021, applicable to institutions under the SRB's direct remit.

The SRB has published guidance on liquidity and funding in resolution, providing institutions with further information on the identification of key liquidity entities and drivers in the context of resolution planning. The guidance complements the SRB's expectations presented in the “Expectations for Banks” document on the methodology that should be applied by institutions to estimate their liquidity position in resolution.

SRB Policies

Recovery, resolution and DGS

SRB and EBA policy statements concerning the management of resolution situations  

SRB guidance documents for the bail-in operationalisation

SRB and EBA policy statements concerning deposit guarantee schemes 

Recovery, resolution and DGS 

Other SRB and EBA policy statements 

SRB publishes approach for notifying impracticability to include bail-in recognition clauses in contracts

SRB: Banking Union resolution and access to FMIs

EBA and ESMA: institutions and authorities must consider retail holders of debt financial instruments in resolutions