Central Banking

Eurozone moving towards ‘single market for collateral’, say central bankers

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Eurozone central banks are working towards a harmonised market for collateral in Europe, with the forthcoming launch of the Target-2 Securities (T2S) system a major milestone, central bankers said today.

Speaking at Euroclear's Collateral Conference in Brussels, Alexandre Gautier, a director at the Banque de France, said: "We are trying to develop and support a single market for collateral."

Gautier admitted it was not an easy task, but said: "We definitely think we could reduce fragmentation".

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