The 2019 EU-wide transparency exercise is initiated by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and aims to promote market transparency about the soundness of the European banking sector. This time the exercise aims to provide market participants with updated information on the financial conditions of EU banks, prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
EBA has collected extensive information from the 127 largest European banks, including the composition of capital, credit exposures and sovereign exposures. Compared to previous exercises, the data also cover banks’ exposures towards industry sectors and banks' financial liabilities.
The publication contains data from 30 September 2019 and 31 December 2019.
The data is reported at the highest level of consolidation.