Banks attack proposed risk weights for specialised loans in Europe

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European Banking Authority: urged to review proposed rules

Lenders in the European Union have urged the European Banking Authority (EBA) to review its proposed rules for risk-weighting specialised lending exposures, complaining that both options on the table will lead to disproportionate capital requirements.

Specialised lending comprises loans for income-producing real estate, project finance for large and complex installations such as infrastructure, object finance for the purchase of physical assets including ships and planes, and funding for commodi

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