The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) published Circular 9/2019 (A) on the reporting of information for resolution planning. The circular is addressed to all institutions and groups for which the BaFin, as the national resolution authority, is directly responsible. It does not apply to those under the responsibility of the Single Resolution Board (SRB). The circular stipulates inter alia that the BaFin must inform each institution for which it is responsible before the end of December each year what information they are to provide in the following year on the submission date. If an institution has not been informed, it may assume that it does not have to submit any reporting forms or other information.