Interconnections between eurozone lenders have edged lower over the last four years, making the financial system more resilient to a cascade of bank failures.

A measure of systemic risk cooked up by economists at the European Central Bank shows the likelihood of a clutch of banks becoming distressed at the same time fell by about two-thirds between Q1 2015 and Q3 2018.

The methodology shows that as of Q3 2018, there was a 0.26% probability that more than 1.5% of eurozone banks would run into