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Banking Supervision

A well functioning economy requires a stable banking system. Banking supervision is therefore responsible for monitoring credit institutions’ business activity and maintaining investor confidence. In Germany, the task of banking supervision is shared by the Bundesbank and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). In particular, the Bundesbank is in charge of monitoring the credit institutions.


Bundesbank symposium 'Banking supervision in dialogue'

Bundesbank symposium

The Deutsche Bundesbank hosts the Bundesbank symposium "Banking supervision in dialogue" annually, with the aim of promoting the exchange of information on current topics relating to banking supervision within the banking industry.


Audience at the 20. Bundesbank-Symposium

Dombret: Deposit insurance need not necessarily be European

At the Bundesbank's banking symposium Andreas Dombret has warned against the dangers of hastily implementing the European Commission's proposals to introduce a joint European deposit guarantee scheme.


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New SREP approach

Before the end of summer 2016, binding capital requirements based on the new SREP capital quantification methodology are to be imposed on a selection of around 330 institutions supervised directly by German supervisors.



Speaking at various occasions, members of the Bundesbank’s Executive Board regularly comment on issues relating to banking supervision.


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Consultation 02/2016: MaRisk revision 2016

The Bundesbank and BaFin have jointly created a first draft of a new version of the MaRisk. The deadline for comments on the first draft is 7 April 2016 (extended to 27 April 2016). For more details on how to submit a comment, please consult the appended documents.


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Bank office report –
Development of the bank office network in 2015

The consolidation process in the German banking sector continued last year. The total number of credit institutions as well as of their branches in Germany fell further.


Discussion papers

Click here for academically oriented studies prepared by the Research Centre, including work on financial stability, most of which is written in English.


Additional information


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If you have any further questions regarding banking supervision issues, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Bank levy  


Information about the bank levy can be found on the website of the FMSA.

European Supervision Education Initiative  

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The European Supervisor Education Initiative (ESE) is an alliance of central banks and supervisory authorities in Europe with the objective to qualify financial supervisors in Europe.

Supervisory Disclosure  

Supervisory Disclosure

All member states of the EU are obliged to provide information about the national implementation of Basel II. Therefore the BaFin and the Deutsche Bundesbank have cooperatively launched a website.