The Banking Union and National Authorities Two Years Down the Line – Some Observations from Germany
21 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 22, 2016
With the institutional setting for the Banking Union having been established and become fully operational, market participants, supervisory staff, and academics are gradually getting to terms with the reality of the new two-tier system of supervisory and resolution authorities within the Eurozone. Drawing from media coverage, input from practitioners and the on-going academic debate, the present article seeks to present an – inevitably provisional – assessment of the new regime from a German perspective. While regulatees and their advisers within the country appear to have got used to the new reality, the paper also identifies a number of residual concerns, some of which are attributable to the specific characteristics of the German financial sector, others indicative of broader problems.
Keywords: Banking Union, Single Supervisory Mechanism, Single Resolution Mechanism, German Banking Sector
JEL Classification: G15, G21, G28, K22, K23
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