STOCKHOLM, April 29 Swedish lenders should pass
the latest European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test as they
already meet stricter domestic benchmarks, the head of banking
at Sweden's Financial Supervisory Authority said on Tuesday.
Asked if he expected Handelsbanken, Nordea
, SEB and Swedbank to pass the
EBA's test, Uldis Cerps, Executive Director for Banking at the
Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority said:
"We have no indications to the contrary."
"The stressed scenario used in this year's EU stress test is
broadly comparable with ours, but the pass/fail threshold that
we have used in our stress tests used to be higher."
The European Banking Authority (EBA) on Tuesday outlined how
it would gauge the resilience of 124 banks from the 28-country
European Union to see if they would still have enough capital
after facing a toxic cocktail of theoretical shocks.
(Reporting by Johan Ahlander)