On February 22, 2016, the Single Resolution Board announced that it had started to collect data for the purposes of resolution planning and the determination of the Minimum Requirement for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (known as MREL) for banking groups within its remit. The SRB is the resolution authority for all banking groups and entities as well as cross-border groups that are subject to direct prudential supervision by the European Central Bank (i.e., for banks within the Banking Union). The Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation requires the SRB to set the MREL during 2016. The SRB published a Liability Data Template for firms to provide it with the required information, prioritizing the minimum data required by EU legislation and requesting that other data be provided on a priority or best efforts basis in 2016.

The SRB announcement is available at: http://srb.europa.eu/en/node/52.