On September 28, 2015, the Bank of England announced the timetable for publication of the results of the 2015 UK stress test, which aims to evaluate the resilience of the UK banking system. The stress test covers seven major UK banks and building societies, namely Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander UK, and Standard Chartered. The Financial Policy Committee and Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority will make their final decisions on the results of the stress tests on November 30, 2015 and will revert to the relevant firms on the same day. The results will then be published on December 1, 2015.

The press release is available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/news/2015/072.pdf