De Guindos: Boost eurozone banks’ countercyclical capital buffers

Luis de Guindos
Luis de Guindos, European Central Bank
World Economic Forum/Boris Baldinger

Macroprudential authorities in the eurozone should rethink their approach by increasing banks’ countercyclical buffers while cutting other capital requirements, said European Central Bank vice-president Luis de Guindos.

In a speech today (December 16), de Guindos said the overall level of capital requirements is “broadly adequate”. But he argued that the way in which these parameters are structured may not be enough to safeguard financial stability. This is mainly because ‘lower for longer’

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.centralbanking.com/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: