MREL target drifts further out of Rabobank’s reach

Rabobank slipped back in its efforts to meet its bail-in capital buffer requirement over the first half of this year, despite issuing more eligible debt. 

The ratio of qualifying capital and debt for meeting minimum requirements for eligible liabilities (MREL) to risk-weighted assets dropped to 27.8% at end-June, from 28.2% six months prior at the Dutch lender. Its regulatory requirement for 2019 is 28.58%. 

This was despite qualifying MREL capital and debt increasing to €57.5 billion ($63.7

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