On March 29, 2016, the Bank of England released details of the UK 2016 banking stress test, the first to be designed under the new approach to stress testing published in October 2015. The 2016 stress test will cover seven UK banks and building societies: Barclays plc, HSBC Holdings plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc, Nationwide Building Society, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Santander UK plc and Standard Chartered plc. These are the same firms that participated in the 2015 stress test. The stress test will consist of a macroeconomic stress scenario, a traded-risk stress scenario, a misconduct costs stress and an annual cyclical scenario. The results of the stress test will be published in Q4 2016.

Details of the UK 2016 stress test are available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/financialstability/Pages/fpc/stresstest.aspx