European banks may be forced to consider the impact of negative interest rates on their loan and deposit portfolios, a supervisor at the European Central Bank has indicated.
Guidelines on interest rate risk issued in 2015 floored falling-rates shocks at 0%, but this stance could be abandoned when Europe implements new standards on interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB).
"This is quite an important issue at the current juncture: how much focus to put on a downward scenario and metrics. It
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