Hernández de Cos encourages banks to use capital buffers

Pablo Hernández de Cos
Photo: Banco de España

Banks should resort to their capital and liquidity buffers to maintain credit as the coronavirus crisis continues, says Pablo Hernández de Cos, chair of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

The Bank of Spain governor added that it may be premature to assess the effectiveness of these buffers in a recent interview with Central Banking.

Although supervisors, such as the European Central Bank, have allowed banks to operate below minimum capital requirements since the beginning of the

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