UK banks shun short-term funding

Flighty sources of cash make up less than 4% of UK bank balance sheets

Large UK banks have curbed their reliance on short-term wholesale funding (STWF), data from the Bank of England shows. 

The share of STWF, excluding repo, as a proportion of total funding stood at 4% in 2018, down from 15% in 2005, according to the BoE’s Financial Stability Report published today (July 11). The share of long-term wholesale funding has also tumbled over the same period, to 19% from 26%. 

Banks’ thirst for STWF peaked in 2006, when it made up 16% of total funding. Reliance on

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