Non-financials may be caught by shadow bank rules

Banks warn of "massive" impact from EBA proposals, which would limit credit lines

Staff loans could be enough to attract shadow bank label

Non-financial companies could be classed as shadow banks under draft new European definitions, critics are warning, possibly resulting in tighter credit lines as a result of counterparty exposure limits that apply to any firm carrying that tag.

"The criteria would hit us several times, and probably most of our fellow corporates somewhere," says a senior treasurer at a European non-financial company.

The European Banking Authority's (EBA) proposed shadow banking definitions, released on March 19

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