Investors cry foul over bank bail-ins

New EU bail-in rules spread fear among large depositors and senior bondholders, the FT reports.

40107a74-07b0-4bde-8886-8ed32c4e623c“In both the Greek and Italian cases, banks were rushed into recapitalising before the new EU regime came into force on January 1, which could have meant losses for large depositors. When depositors have been bailed in before — such as in Cyprus three years ago — it has caused public fury and economic instability.

However, it is the Portuguese situation that has most upset investors. The central bank chose five senior bond issues out of a total of 52 to move from Novo Banco to the “bad bank” it set up to hold its toxic assets after a bailout in mid-2014.”

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