Poll: LTRO masks long term liquidity worries

04 Apr 2012

Some 60% of syndicated loans market participants believe that cheap funding from the European Central Bank’s long term refinancing operation (LTRO) is creating a bubble in the bank lending market that is masking a long term problem about banks’ access to liquidity.

More than half of those surveyed in a poll by EuroWeek said that they felt nervous that lenders were becoming drunk on the cheap financing available through the scheme. As the cash has filtered through the banking system, liquidity concerns that plagued the loans market late last year ...

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