Banque de France paper quantifies impact of EBA capital exercise on lending

Banque de France

The capital exercise conducted by the European Banking Authority (EBA) three years ago restricted the lending growth at banks with capital constraints, but only by a "contained" amount, according to a working paper published by the Banque de France today.

In Did the EBA capital exercise cause a credit crunch in the euro area? Jean-Stéphane Mésonnier and Allen Monks find that certain banks – those within a banking group that had to increase capital by 1% of risk-weighted assets or more – tended

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