On July 29, 2015, the EBA launched a consultation on proposed guidelines for cooperation agreements between deposit guarantee schemes. Under the recast Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive, designated authorities or deposit guarantee schemes must enter into written cooperation agreements. The proposed guidelines set out the objectives and minimum content of such cooperation agreements as well as a multilateral framework cooperation agreement which deposit guarantee schemes or designated authorities could adhere to unless they enter into bilateral agreements which go beyond the level of detail required by the framework agreement. In addition, the EBA proposes a sequence and timing framework governing when an EU host deposit guarantee scheme pays depositors of an EU branch of a non-EU headquartered firm. The consultation is open until October 29, 2015.

The consultation paper is available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/1151549/EBA-CP-2015- 13+%28CP+on+draft+GL+on+DGS+cooperation+agreements%29.pdf