Systemic EU banks’ bail-in requirements vary

Too-big-to-fail banks in the European Union differ wildly in the amount of bail-in debt and equity they must hold to satisfy minimum requirements for eligible liabilities (MREL).

The mandated ratio of MREL to risk-weighted assets ranges between 20.7% and 32.8% across the 16 resolution groups that make up the 11 global systemically important banks in the EU. A resolution group is a point of entry through which an imploding bank would be recapitalised. Certain G-Sibs have more than one resolution

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