Central Banks Said To Be Accepting Risky ABS As Collateral

Central banks in the Eurozone are said to be accepting risky asset-backed securities as collateral for loans to commercial banks in their respective countries.

  • 24 May 2011
Central banks in the Eurozone are said to be accepting risky asset-backed securities as collateral for loans to commercial banks in their respective countries. Der Spiegel, the German magazine, reported that banks in Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Spain use the ABS, some of which may have been overvalued, ...

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