Elderfield wants to see investment not new debt in banking sector

Elderfield Matthew

Matthew Elderfield, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, on March 26 said fresh investment rather than further debt should be the preferred method by which eurozone banks should be recapitalised to meet the targets set by the European Banking Authority (EBA) stress tests.

Speaking at a conference in Germany, Elderfield, who is also the current chairman of the EBA, identified the negative feedback loop as a significant challenge for central bank regulators in coming years.


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