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‘Some evidence’ that banks are reluctant to use their buffers, Basel Committee finds

New research indicates a link between banks with lower capital cushions and a hesitancy to lend during times of stress, but it’s too early for any policy changes, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said.
The international standard setter’s report is the latest on the question of bank buffer usability,

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Fiona Maxwell

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Fiona Maxwell is a financial services senior correspondent at MLex in London. She began her career as a reporter for, writing about EU post-crisis regulation, and later worked for POLITICO in Brussels, covering the intersect between financial policy and politics. Prior to joining MLex, Fiona worked at the Bank of England as a policy adviser in the prudential policy directorate.

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