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Deposit Protection and Bank Resolution by Kleftouri, Nikoletta (1st June 2015)

4 European Banking Union

From: Deposit Protection and Bank Resolution

Nikoletta Kleftouri

Subject(s):
Deposit insurance schemes — Deposit protection schemes — European Banking Authority (EBA)

Having a multiplicity of financial regulators, supervisors, and resolution authorities in Europe can weaken supervision, heighten legal uncertainty, and impede effective resolution. European officials recently agreed that further steps are needed to tackle the specific risks in particular within the euro area, where pooled monetary responsibilities had increased the possibility of cross-border spillover effects in the event of bank crises. As a result, they created a union aimed to centralize bank supervision, deposit insurance, and bank resolution. This chapter sets out two components of the European banking union: single supervision, and single deposit insurance. Single resolution is separately discussed in Chapter 8, where international and European bank resolution frameworks are examined. The chapter concludes that deeper reforms are needed, in conjunction with effective cooperation arrangements.

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