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  • Govs face dilemma on relief measures

    Govs face dilemma on relief measures

    Financial authorities face a tough call on how and when to exit from the exceptional regulatory relief measures they put in place to shelter borrowers from the worst impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

  • Small banks pin hopes on BoE reducing the scope of MREL

    Small banks pin hopes on BoE reducing the scope of MREL

    Smaller UK lenders are hoping the Bank of England will limit the scope of the minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) this year, relieving them of the potentially challenging task of raising new bail-inable debt in the capital markets.

  • BoE floats ‘temporary changes’ to capital buffers

    BoE floats ‘temporary changes’ to capital buffers

    The Bank of England has said it may be necessary to make ‘temporary changes’ to capital buffers in the UK, owing to concerns that the existing framework could discourage banks from lending during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • MREL woes resurface for Metro Bank

    MREL woes resurface for Metro Bank

    Metro Bank has said that it could slip below its minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities in the coming months. It is paying close attention to a review of MREL being carried out by the Bank of England, which may help it to avoid embarking on another costly debt-raising exercise.

  • Embattled HSBC to press on with restructuring

    Embattled HSBC to press on with restructuring

    HSBC revealed a big increase in credit loss provisions in its second quarter results on Monday, as it vowed to step up the pace of its strategy shift. In the investment bank, it was a strong outing for fixed income and currencies trading, but a disappointing quarter for equities.

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