Banking and Insurance Supervision Department
- Supervision of banks, credit unions and insurance undertakings using the prudential supervision model
- Assessment of risks and business models of supervised financial market participants
- Improvement of the regulation of the activities and supervision of supervised financial market participants
Director of the Banking and Insurance Supervision Department – Renata Bagdonienė
The objective of the Banking and Insurance Supervision Department is to conduct the supervision of banks, credit unions and insurance undertakings, seeking to ensure that market participants have adequate capital, are liquid, properly manage their risks and their governance is efficient. It is important for us to ensure that financial market environment is favourable to its participants and encourages the establishment of new businesses and their sustainable expansion in Lithuania.
Our Department applies the individual prudential supervision model to the activities of supervised market participants, in order to increase soundness and stability of their operations; for this purpose, we conduct regular supervisory inspections and assessments and apply other supervisory instruments. We focus on the assessment of credit, liquidity, market, operational, IT and sustainability risks as well as ensuring cybersecurity. Our Department maintains regular contact and cooperation with Republic of Lithuania and international institutions on supervisory issues.
It is important for us to ensure that financial market environment is favourable to its participants and encourages the establishment of new businesses and their sustainable expansion in Lithuania.
To ensure efficient supervision, we cooperate and maintain a constant dialogue with financial market participants based on professionalism, openness and respect.
Our Department represents the Bank of Lithuania in the activities of the Single Supervisory Mechanism of the European Union – together with other supervisory authorities we pursue the objectives raised for the implementation of credit institutions prudential supervision policy.
The Department is comprised of five divisions: Banking Supervision Division, Insurance Supervision Division, Credit Risk Division, Market and Liquidity Risk Division, Operational and IT Risk Division.