Niche EU lenders loaded with loans to peripheral eurozone

An eclectic mix of “bad banks”, small cooperative lenders, US subsidiaries and automotive captives are among the firms with the highest concentration of exposures to the eurozone’s most troubled economies, data from the European Banking Authority (EBA) shows.

Risk Quantum analysed cross-border loan exposures to Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Cyprus held by the 127 banks featured in the EBA’s latest transparency exercise.

Dexia, a failed Belgian bank in the process of winding down, had 31%

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