EC signals interest in lowering capital charges on green loans

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By Bill Thornhill
12 Dec 2017

European Commission vice president, Valdis Dombrovskis, has signalled that capital charges on green mortgages and auto loans could be lowered, a move that would boost the investment appeal of green covered bonds and ABS deals secured on such collateral.

Speaking on Tuesday at the One Planet Summit in Paris, European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis, responsible for financial stability, services and the Capital Markets Union (FISMA), said in a tweet that the Commission was “looking at amending capital charges for banks to boost green investments and loans.”

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