On June 10, 2015, the EBA published technical advice on the target level and initial period for contributions to the  Single Resolution Fund under the Single Resolution Mechanism. The EBA’s advice was requested by the European Commission to assist it in developing legislation which specifies criteria for: (i) the spreading out in time of the contributions to the SRF; (ii) determining the number of years by which the initial period for reaching the target level  can be extended; and (iii) establishing the annual contribution when the available financial means of the SRF falls below its target level after the initial period. The SRM and the SRF provide for the resolution of credit institutions and certain investment firms established in Member States within the Eurozone or in Member States that participate in the Banking Union. The SRF will support resolution measures for those banks and investment firms and will be financed by bank levies raised at national level. Ex ante contributions by those firms must be made to ensure that the SRF reaches a level  of one per cent of the protected deposits of all banks within the Banking Union within eight years. The SRM and SRF  are due to come into effect from January 1, 2016.

The EBA’s advice is available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/983359/EBA-Op-2015- 11+Technical+Advice+on+Art+69.pdf