Weak banks need to fail in order for the European Central Banks’ stress tests on lenders to be successful and credible, the new chair of the supervisory arm of the bank Daniele Nouy said. Only “good” banks with strong capital will survive.
“We have to accept that some banks have no future,” Nouy told the Financial Times (FT) in an interview published February 10, 2014. Nouy will serve a five-year term.
The single supervisory mechanism (SSM) is a regulatory body of the EBC that along with the London-based European Banking Authority, will conduct an asset quality review, and the health of 130 banks that hold about 80 percent of all bank assets in the 18-member currency bloc.