Financial stability

Financial crises are one of the most costly things a society can suffer. If a crisis arises in a bank or another institution, the Swedish National Debt Office is responsible for dealing with the situation.

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How do we manage a bank in crisis?

The Debt Office assumes control of a bank or financial institution in crisis if it is deemed to be systemically important. This allows the central government to act quickly and forcefully to manage a financial crisis without jeopardising tax funds.

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Learn more about financial crisis management

As Sweden’s resolution authority, the Debt Office is responsible for both preparation and management of crises involving banks and other financial institutions. This report describes our work to create financial stability.

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A functioning national economy

Effective crisis management reduces the costs to society. A serious disruption of the system can entail great costs to the national economy.