Basel Committee Consults on Revised Principles for Supervisory and Bank Stress Testing
12/20/2017The Basel Committee on Banking Standards has published proposals on a revised version of the stress testing principles it first published in 2009. The revisions to the principles are the outcome of a review of its current stress testing principles, carried out during 2017.
The proposed new principles have been stated at a higher level than the previous principles, so that the principles can apply across many banks and jurisdictions and so that they are robust to developments in stress testing practices. Overlaps between principles have also been removed, along with some of the descriptive wording accompanying each principle. While the application of the previous set of principles was split between banks and supervisors, it is intended that each of these new "streamlined" principles will apply to both supervisors and banks. Additional considerations for banks and supervisory authorities are set out within each principle.
Comments on all aspects of the proposed new principles are invited by March 23, 2018. Comments should be submitted using an online response form.
View the consultation paper.
View the online response form.