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Banking supervision

PRA's approach to supervision | Banking supervision | Insurance supervision

The PRA assesses whether firms have in place adequate measures to safeguard their safety and soundness, in light of the risks they pose to the PRA’s objective. These mitigating measures include: management and governance, risk management and controls, capital, liquidity and resolvability.

​For more information on these and the current supervisory initiatives, read the PRA’s approach to banking supervision or click on the links below: ​​

Capital and liquidity
Management and governance
Recovery and resolution Reporting and data Supervisory activites


​Firms can operate in the United Kingdom as branches of overseas legal entities. For more information see Supervising international banks: the PRA’s approach to branch supervision.

Credit unions

​The PRA regulates approximately 500 credit unions. See the credit unions section for more information.

Key initiatives​

CRD IV Strengthening accountability Structural reform


European union and international banking