The relaxation of bank capital and liquidity requirements in the wake of the coronavirus crisis

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Series Details PE 651.373
Publication Date October 2020
ISBN 978-92-846-7432-9
EC QA-03-20-721-EN-N
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EU banks entered the coronavirus crisis with high capital and liquidity buffers resulting from the reforms undertaken after the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. This allowed a bold and swift response by supervisors oriented towards supporting banks’ ability to provide credit to the real economy. This paper provides an overview and an assessment of the regulatory response to the crisis, and suggests some recommendations for the future design of countercyclical regulation.

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This document was provided by the Economic Governance Support Unit at the request of the ECON Committee.

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