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  • The ICB is also counting on the emergence of a viable market for so-called bail-in debt so banks can meet the commission's surprise requirement they hold loss-absorbing capital equivalent to 17% to 20% of risk-weighted assets.

    ICB Takes Shot at Bank-Heavy Britain

  • These include granting regulators so-called bail-in powers to impose losses on unsecured creditors at crisis-hit banks. -- Top News

  • "There'll be swathes of bank-funding issuance and then it will fall off a cliff" when the so-called bail-in rules are implemented. -- Top News

  • The Financial Stability Board said so-called bail-in systems should be put in place for all international banks. -- Top News

  • Reportedly, the ECB fought a rearguard action against the new Irish government's proposal to move to Plan B and bail-in private creditors to its banks in the form of haircuts for senior debt holders, owing to the potential for cross-border spillover effects.

    Europe's Still Not Normal, So Why Is ECB Hiking Rates?

  • Could there be a role for contingent convertibles or contractual bail-in bonds in delivering the higher levels of loss-absorbing capital?

    Don't Bank on Breakup in U.K.

  • That means HSBC Holdings, for example, will no longer have to issue tens of billions of dollars of bonds it doesn't need to create a buffer of bail-in debt.

    The U.K.'s Great Bank-Overhaul Gamble

  • The result has been to transform European sovereign debt into "bail-in bonds," at risk of write-downs as an integral part of any future bailout package.

    Spain Is No Longer Master of Its Economic Destiny

  • It has effectively replaced the long-understood principle that supra-national authorities provide liquidity support to countries in financial difficulty, giving them time to sort out their problems, with a new doctrine of automatic bail-in as a precondition of support.

    Euro-Zone Tax Idea Looks Promising

  • In order not to let the bill for bank defaults fall to taxpayers, the Danish government under Bank Package III allows creditors to take losses on failed banks, moving ahead of other European countries that still haven't introduced any similar "bail-in" rules.

    Danish Bank Collapse Causes Jitters


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