ECB updated the list of supervised entities in EU, with the current number of significant supervised entities being 117. The list contains the ECB supervised institutions, which comprise the significant (part A) and less significant credit institutions (part B). ECB has decided to classify AS PNB Banka as significant and will assume its direct supervision as of April 04, 2019. This follows a request made by the Latvian Financial and Capital Market Commission. The decision is based on Article 6(5)(b) of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) Regulation.
ECB reviews certain parameters that determine whether a credit institution or a group fulfills any of the significance criteria according to the SSM Framework Regulation (EU Regulation No 468/2014). In the SSM framework, the types of supervised banks are referred to as credit institutions, financial holding companies, mixed financial holding companies, and branches of credit institutions established in non-participating member states. ECB updates the list of supervised entities regularly and the list reflects status of banks at the given cut-off date. The current cut-off date for changes is January 02, 2019. This date does not necessarily coincide with the date of the actual decision on the significance of a bank. The list is compiled on the basis of significance decisions adopted and notified by ECB that refer to events that became effective up to the cut-off date.
Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, Supervised Entities, Significant Credit Institutions, Less Significant Credit Institutions, SSM, ECB
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