European Banking Authority 2016 Stress Tests

29 July 2016 Press Release

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published the outcome of its 2016 stress test.

Two Irish banks were subject to the exercise conducted by the EBA, in cooperation with competent authorities (including the Central Bank of Ireland), the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission (EC) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).

The results for the Irish banks are available at the following links:

The results will inform the 2016 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process for banks, which will be conducted by Joint Supervisory Teams made up of staff at the European Central Bank and the Central Bank of Ireland.

Further information:

European Central Bank - Uta Harnischfeger, tel.: +49 69 1344 6321; Rolf Benders, tel.: +49 69 1344 6925

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