The main features of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) are defined in the Capital Requirements Directive IV (CRDIV) package and the European Banking Authority (EBA) guidelines (EBA/GL/2014/13) on common procedures and methodologies for the supervisory review and evaluation process.
Based on this homogenous framework for all financial institutions throughout the European Union (EU), the SSM has developed a common set of methodologies and standards to cover topics such as the details of the SREP and it is applied proportionately to both significant and less significant institutions.
In the SSM SREP approach we can clearly identify these three elements:
Some of the main features of the new supervisory framework are the following:
The supervisory cycle is an ongoing process in a continuous movement. The key milestones are included in the table below.