Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The BCBS was established in 1974 and is made up of representatives of the central banks and banking supervisory authorities of various countries. The BCBS was designed as a form for regular cooperation between its member countries on banking supervisory matters. It aims to enhance financial stability by improving supervisory know-how and the quality of banking supervision globally. Decisions of the BCBS have no legal force, but the BCBS provides guidelines and recommendations of best practices aimed at national authorities.

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