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Greek banks shift focus to MREL, green bonds after landmark Piraeus AT1

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Piraeus Bank showed the depth of investor demand for high-yielding bank debt this week when it brought the first additional tier one (AT1) out of Greece with one of lowest ratings ever seen in the market. Greek banks are now expected to turn their attention to the minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL), where green labels and sustainability-linked structures could help them achieve their goals.

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