Covid disrupted sale of bail-in bonds by EU banks

Issuances of bail-in debt by banks in the European Union fell over the second quarter – a consequence of the disruption to financial markets caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a top regulator reports.

The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) disclosed that in Q2 the sale of instruments that can be used to meet minimum requirements for eligible liabilities (MREL) fell 4% on the Q1 amount, to €88.2 billion ($107.1 billion). These are slugs of debt and equity that banks issue to satisfy their

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