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.
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
This paper provides assessment of the current state of the implementation of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision in Germany. Since the last Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), German banking supervision has undergone profound changes, with approval of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Directive (CRD IV), establishment of the European Banking Authority, and creation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism. The last FSAP (2011) found banking system supervision to be generally sound with some areas in need of improvement-although some of these issues have been addressed, others remain. While supervisory landscape in Germany evolves, it is crucial that supervisors communicate their expectations to banks and develop guidelines and regulations that can be used to substantiate enforceable measures.