05 Oct '11, 9am

How relevant are financial market reforms when they don't have to be implemented for another 8 years?

How relevant are financial market reforms when they don't have to be implemented for another 8 years?

’ calculated the too-big-to-fail subsidy for the biggest 4 UK banks at £46bn for 2010. This subsidy arises from the cheap borrowing costs that large banks can access because investors know that the taxpayer stands behind them. As we can now see, not only have the ratings agencies made no immediate change in their assessment of the TBTF risk, they doubt that measures to tackle it will ever be implemented in the form that Vickers proposed.

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