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International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
This paper discusses findings and recommendations made in the Financial Sector Assessment Program Update for Denmark in the areas of crisis management, bank resolution, and financial-sector safety nets. The Danish resolution scheme has allowed the authorities to deal with mounting distress while minimizing costs for taxpayers. The scheme has enabled the orderly winding-up of the affected banks by providing for a transfer of all assets, and part of the liabilities, to the Financial Stability Company or third-party acquirers. The authorities are encouraged to further strengthen the resolution framework in line with the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and emerging international good practices.