Twenty-one major global banks have already signed a relaunched stay protocol developed by the International Swap Dealers Association and other leading industry organizations in coordination with the Financial Stability Board. The purpose of the protocol is to help ensure the orderly resolution of a troubled bank by having firms voluntarily agree to abide by foreign resolution regimes in connection with cross-border transactions. A prior protocol was signed by 18 major banks in November 2014. The relaunched protocol increases the types of covered financial contracts.