Weak banks and their auditors have incentives to overstate bank asset values. In its dialogue with the auditor, the supervisor should stress the need for unbiased accounting data. However, only a supervisor that does not need to apply regulatory forbearance to distressed banks can credibly insist on receiving unbiased accounting data. The introduction of bail-in as the main avenue to resolve failed banks offers the prospect of ending the need for regulatory forbearance, and of improving the quality of accounting data.
|Place of Publication||Brussels|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2016|