The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
Israel's Report on Standards and Codes for the financial sector is presented. The authorities take a proactive approach to supervision and correcting incipient problems, and regulations are generally up to date. The assessment of implementation of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision has been conducted in November 2011 within the framework of the Financial Sector Assessment Program Update for Israel. The Bank of Israel and specifically its Banking Supervision Department headed by the Supervisor of Banks is responsible for prudential oversight of banks.