EBA warns on ‘absorbability’ of MREL

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By Tyler Davies
01 Aug 2017

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has questioned whether banks will be able to place large quantities of new debt into the capital markets for the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL), with issuance volumes set rise in 2018 and 2019.

The EBA was writing in its July 2017 report on banks’ funding plans, in which it asked 155 European financial institutions about how they intend to finance themselves over the next three years to 2019.

This year the supply of new bank debt is expected to remain ...

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