Corporate deposit market looks set for fragmentation

The new Basel liquidity and leverage rules are making banks turn away corporate deposits, the Financial Times reports.

ef78bcc0-7c40-49ac-9d71-93ea199458ed“Not only have banks found it increasingly difficult to make a decent return on the deposits amid size zero central bank rates; new post-crisis rules on capital and liquidity have compounded the challenge. Under the so-called liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), corporate deposits, particularly those from other financial institutions, are deemed so flighty that they carry little or no value.”

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