EU banks increase systemic footprint

Values used for seven of 12 systemic risk indicators climb year-on-year

Large European Union banks became bigger and more intertwined in 2018, which may cause their systemic risk scores to rise. 

Data from 36 EU lenders shows an aggregate increase year-on-year in the values reported for seven of the 12 systemic risk indicators used by the Basel Committee to designate too-big-to-fail firms.

Total exposures, which make up the size indicator, increased 2% to €25.5 trillion ($28.5 trillion). 

Intra-financial system assets and liabilities, two of the three

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