EBA is consulting on its draft guidelines on stress testing. They are addressed to both institutions and competent authorities. The draft guidelines set out expectations for stress testing programmes, improving on previous stress test exercises, and promote convergence of the use of stress testing in the context of the supervisory review and evaluation process. Consultation closes 18 March 2016 ahead of the final guidelines being published in the second quarter of 2016. (Source: EBA Consults on Stress Testing Guidelines)