Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Updated on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The European MREL: main characteristics and TLAC similarities and differences

On 28 November 2014, the EBA released the consultation paper on the criteria for determining the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities for bail-in – the so-called MREL. With the MREL, European authorities will ensure that banks have enough liabilities to absorb losses in case of failure, and, therefore, shareholders and creditors should shoulder much of the recapitalisation burden, instead of tax-payers.

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