Reserve requirements most commonly used macro-pru tool

Responses show differences in measures favoured by high and middle income economies

Reserve requirements are the most commonly available macro-prudential tool in the jurisdictions served by the 30 central banks responding to the Financial Stability Benchmarks 2022.

The ability to impose reserve requirements was the most commonly possessed policy tool, held by the authorities in 24 out of 30 respondents, or 80%. The ability to place caps on loan-to-value ratios was the next most common, with the jurisdictions of 73.3% of respondents, or 22 banks, having this power.  

Some 60%

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