Non-banks attracting more global liquidity than banks for first time

In Q1, more liquidity flowed to non-banks than banks for the first time in 40 years of BIS data

Big data

Non-banks became the largest recipients of international credit in the first quarter of 2019 for the first time, data from the Bank for International Settlements shows.

The latest global liquidity indicators, published today (July 31) show that in Q1, claims by banks on the non-bank sector reached 20% of reporting countries’ GDP, while claims on banks were 19.8%. It was the first time the non-bank figure was highest since the series was first published, in December 1980 (see chart 1).

The data

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