Securitisation is "dead in Europe", say critics of new EBA proposals

Rules would require banks to allocate all securitisation exposure by individual, underlying obligor


New rules for the securitisation market amount to "death by a thousand cuts", according to banking industry critics, who say the latest instalment – European Banking Authority (EBA) proposals on how to add up securitisation exposures – will dramatically curb demand for the assets from bank investors. Up to 70% of securitised debt in Europe ends up on bank balance sheets, according to some estimates.

The Basel capital framework prevents banks having exposures to other single parties that exceed

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