The European Banking Authority (EBA) published on November 5, 2015 its EU-wide stress test and draft methodology for discussion. The stress-test exercise to be carried out in 2016 will assess a sample of banks covering broadly 70% of the banking sector in the EU against a common macroeconomic baseline and adverse scenario. The objective will be to provide supervisors, banks and other market participants with a common analytical framework to compare and assess the resilience of the EU banking system to shocks.

Details of the stress test are set out in a press release published by the EBA, and the draft methodology note is also available for review.