On March 18, 2016, the Financial Stability Board published its second Thematic Review on Resolution Regimes. The report considers the range and nature of resolution powers in FSB member jurisdiction for resolution authorities in the banking sector. The FSB has found that: (i) not all jurisdictions have implemented a bank resolution regime with a comprehensive set of powers which aligns with the FSB's Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions and that those jurisdictions that do are primarily the home jurisdictions of global systemically important banks; (ii) the powers that are most often not included in regimes are those relating to bail-in, the imposition of temporary stays on the exercise of early termination rights and the power to ensure continuity of essential services during a bank resolution; and (iii) more progress has been made in implementing processes for recovery planning than for resolution planning and resolvability assessments. The FSB is recommending that the identified gaps in powers are addressed. FSB member countries must report to the FSB by December 2016 on the actions that they have taken or intend to take to address the issues for their bank resolution regime.

The FSB's report is available at: http://www.fsb.org/wp-content/uploads/Second-peer-review-report-on-resolutionregimes.pdf.