Appetite for corporate credit risk grows at EU banks

European Union lenders built up risk exposures to corporations and retail clients between September 2018 and June 2019, while cutting those to financial institutions.

Total credit risk-weighted assets (RWAs) across banks included in the EU-wide transparency exercise stood at €9.3 trillion ($10.3 trillion) at end-June, of which 59.7% were calculated using internal ratings-based (IRB) approaches and 40.3% using the regulator-set standardised approach.

This makes for a 3.2% increase in total

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