BIS finds ‘no evidence' of persistent collateral scarcity


Banks in many jurisdictions are becoming increasingly reliant on collateralised funding, with regulatory reforms likely to push demand for high-quality assets even higher. But concerns that this may lead to collateral scarcity "appear unjustified", according to a report published yesterday by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

The report, produced by the BIS's Committee on the Global Financial System, states that two main factors are driving the heightened demand for high-quality asse

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