Abundant Liquidity and Bank Lending Activity: An Assessment of the Risks

Andrew Hughes Hallett, Addilyn Chams-Eddine

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This paper assesses the risks facing the euro area banking system, as it returns to normal financial conditions without ECB support. In the first part we argue that risks to bank lending mainly stem from the transmission of external monetary policy effects that may not be aligned with ECB policies. The second part of the paper therefore offers some ideas on the need to moderate spillover effects from outside monetary policies or events. We also review how far new prudential policies, regulatory measures and/or policies can be used to mitigate those unfavourable risks.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9789284638154
ISBN (Electronic)9789284638161
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
SeriesMonetary Dialogue

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