EU banks short €178bn of MREL requirements

117 resolution entities report bail-in bond and capital shortfalls

More than 100 banks in the European Union are short on bail-in debt and equity mandated by financial watchdogs, data from the European Banking Authority shows.

In aggregate, 117 groups are below their minimum requirements for eligible liabilities (MREL) – their tailored bail-in buffer amounts – by €178 billion ($192.9 billion). Shortfalls were identified at seven of the 16 global systemically important bank (G-Sib) resolution groups totalling €53 billion; at 49 of the 79 other systemically

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