Stress tests, 2nd half 2011

Authors Danmarks Nationalbank
Subject Financial markets and financial stability; Business enterprises and households
Type Financial Stability
Year 2011
Published 11 January 2012
Abstract icon Overall, the liquidity of the Danish banks is good, but with a considerable spread between banks. The banks should continue to prepare for a situation without government guarantees. It is important that banks make sure their business models are sustainable in the long term. Danmarks Nationalbank's expansion of its credit facilities to include, inter alia, 3-year loans and of the collateral basis to include credit claims of good quality will increase the banks' access to liquidity in the short term and ease the transition when the individual government guarantees expire. The stress test of capitalisation shows that the large and medium-sized Danish banks are able to withstand economic scenarios that are considerably more adverse than the one that is expected. One bank will need additional capital. In view of the general uncertainty and the more stringent capital re­quire­ments that are underway, the banks should continue to consolidate and strengthen their capitalisation.