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Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs IMF)

The financial soundness indicators have been created by the International Monetary Fund in the interest of supporting international comparisons and supporting macroprudential analyses of the financial market.

These indicators are composed of two parts, the so-called "core set", which includes basic indicators for the banking sector and is compulsory for the participating countries, and the so-called "encouraged set", which also includes, apart from additional supplementary indicators for the banking sector, selected indicators characterising other financial and non-financial institutions, households, market liquidity and the real estate market. In addition to concrete data, detailed metadata has also been processed, describing the differences in basic assumptions (e.g. in accounts, evaluation methods, the extent of consolidation) as well as specific conditions (the unavailability of some items in national reporting systems and so on) for individual countries, which permits an evaluation of the comparability of the individual countries.

Contributing to the financial soundness indicators database is voluntary. However if a country does agree to provide information, it binds itself to regularly update the data and metadata that it provides. Each country may choose the frequency with which it provides its data in relation to the availability of that data.

You can find a general presentation of the financial soundness indicators at the website of the International Monetary Fund (http://fsi.imf.org)

The Czech National Bank is involved in this International Monetary Fund project and provides all the data (both core and encouraged) relating to the banking sector with a quarterly frequency. The indicators sent to the International Monetary Fund will also be regularly published on the website of the Czech National Bank together with a concise methodology containing the basic differences to the methodology of the International Monetary Fund and the main differences to similar indicators used by the Czech National Bank in their materials. Data will be updated at the latest three months after the end of quarter or within four months of the end of the relevant year.

It cannot be entirely ruled out that temporary partial differences may occur between the values of the financial stability indicators presented on the CNB website and the values presented on the IMF website, as any updates to the FSIs (e.g. following an audit) are published on the IMF website with a slight lag.