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Covid-19 is Impacting Banks’ Operational Resilience, Warns EBA

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The European Banking Authority (EBA) has issued a preliminary assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the EU banking sector, warning that operational resilience is now under pressure. “Following the outbreak of the pandemic, banks have activated their contingency plans, which have allowed them to keep their core functions broadly unaffected. However, the handling of large volumes of applications for debt moratoria and guaranteed loans, and the insufficient preparation of some offshore units to work remotely added some pressure on their operational capacities,” says the regulator.

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