The EBA has published Guidelines which set out a methodology for the running, planning and reporting of stress tests conducted by Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGSs) in line with the Guarantee Schemes Directive. The methodology includes guidance on the various stages to be completed, the scenarios simulated, the areas and indicators to be measured and set out a number of harmonised priority tests which must be reported to the EBA in order to facilitate a comparable EU-wide peer review. The initial stress test is to be carried out by 3 July 2017.