Preparing for cross-border bank failures

Increasingly, small countries will not supervise their systemically important banks. They will still have to pick up the pieces in a crisis though. In this weeks CentralBankNet Monday special Professor David Mayes, special adviser to the Bank of Finland, examines how they can respond.

Banks which operate across several jurisdictions have always posed problems for their supervisors. However, for the authorities in smaller European countries this problem is now pressing. Increasingly they can