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Bank Debt in Europe; “Are Funding Models Broken”

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  • Vanessa Le Lesle

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The crisis in Europe has underscored the vulnerability of European bank funding models compared to international peers. This paper studies the drivers behind this fragility and examines the future of bank funding, primarily wholesale, in Europe. We argue that cyclical and structural factors have altered the structure, cost, and composition of funding for European banks. The paper discusses the consequences of shifting funding patterns and investor preferences and presents possible policy options and bank actions to enhance European bank funding models’ robustness.

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  • Vanessa Le Lesle, 2012. "Bank Debt in Europe; “Are Funding Models Broken”," IMF Working Papers 12/299, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:12/299
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    1. Carmen M. Reinhart & M. Belen Sbrancia1, 2015. "The liquidation of government debt," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 30(82), pages 291-333.
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    1. V. Brousseau & Alexandre Chailloux & A. Durré, 2013. "Fixing the Fixings; What Road to a More Representative Money Market Benchmark?," IMF Working Papers 13/131, International Monetary Fund.

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