EBA provides guidance for computing Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs)

11 May 2016

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a guidance document to assist competent authorities in compiling IMF Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI) for deposit takers using statistical input derived from the EBA Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting. Authorities are encouraged to use this guidance and the comprehensive mapping between the FSI forms and the EBA ITS templates to foster harmonised FSI reporting by the EEA authorities. In addition, it provides transparency to FSI users on how they have been computed for EEA countries.
 

Background

The IMF Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) are aggregated statistical measures for monitoring the current financial health and soundness of a country's financial sector, and its corporate and household counterparts. They also intend to support economic and financial stability analysis.
 
FSIs for deposit takers are computed for most of the EEA countries, based on raw aggregated data reported in three standardised forms (FSI forms), capturing information on (i) Income and expense statement; (II) Balance sheet information; and (III) Memorandum series