New evaluation report finds some indications of a positive relationship between banks’ capital headroom and lending and further evidence that temporary reductions in capital requirements supported lending during the Covid-19 pandemic. Report finds limited evidence that banks’ reluctance to use liquidity buffers has affected their lending and market activity, and little sign of procyclical effects on lending during the pandemic related to the introduction of the expected credit loss (ECL) framework. Basel Committee stresses the importance of the prudent build-up and use of buffers at banks to smooth the impact of internal and external shocks.


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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international financial institution owned by central banks that "fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks". The BIS carries out its work through its meetings, programmes and through the Basel Process – hosting international groups pursuing global financial stability and facilitating their interaction. It also provides banking services, but only to central banks and other international organizations. It is based in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong and Mexico City.  Last updated from Wikipedia 2023-01-22T02:52:48Z.
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