European banks have not been in the best of their health for a long time and the growing uncertainty around U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union hasn't helped either.
The second-quarter earnings' bonanza has seen worryingly mediocre results across the board for European banks and their share slide has weighed on the overall European stock markets. But with the European Central Banks (ECB) stress test results looming over markets this week, banks are starting to worry about the outcome.
"Since the financial crisis, there has been a lot of unease and uncertainty, particularly within the euro zone," Nitin Rakesh, CEO and President of Syntel told CNBC. "There is currently a great deal of attention on Brexit as well as the Italian banking crisis, so the ECB will be hoping that the stress tests reveal that the banks are in a position to cope with adverse trading conditions."
The results of the European Banking Authority (EBA) stress tests due on Friday at 2100BST will see an assessment of 51 banks. They'll not be given a pass or fail mark, as in the past, but will gauge the general health of thes banks.
"The resilience of EU banks will be assessed against a common macroeconomic baseline and adverse scenario based on year-end 2015 figures, and applied over a period of three years to end-2018," the EBA said in a statement on their website.
CNBC looks at some of the banks that analysts believe can come under fire on Friday: