Bank-like activity by nonbanks that poses financial stability risks grew by 11.1% to total $57.1 trillion in 2019, according to the Basel, Switzerland-based Financial Stability Board today—a return to the decade-long trend line of growth after a slower rate of increase in 2018.
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The turmoil observed in global financial markets earlier this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need to “strengthen the resilience in the [nonbank financial intermediation] sector,” according to a new report from the Financial Stability Board today.
The rapid growth is attributable largely to nonbanks. Should this group of loans start underperforming, the risk to the banking sector is relatively low.
Prominent on the Financial Stability Board’s 2019 agenda are the role of big technology firms in financial services and the growth of shadow banking, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles said in a speech in Germany today.