European structured product issuers fear TLAC funding hit

If the FSB’s looming proposals on TLAC – which currently bar structured notes from counting towards banks’ bail-inable debt buffers – discourage issuance of the products, banks in Europe stand to lose a valuable source of dollar funding

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Banks' dollar funding under threat

European banks could face the loss of a valuable source of US dollar funding if the Financial Stability Board's (FSB) proposals for banks to hold an extra layer of debt as a buffer against losses discourage the issuance of structured notes, senior equity derivatives bankers have warned.

Under proposals issued by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in November, global systemically important banks will be required to hold bail-inable debt equivalent to between 16% and 20% of their risk-weighted

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