The European Central Bank raised the cap on emergency liquidity assistance Greek banks can draw from the country’s central bank by 200 million euros, taking the ceiling to 80.2 billion euros, a banking source told Reuters on Wednesday. (Tweet This)
“This leaves an unused liquidity buffer of 3 billion euros,” the banking source said. “The reason for the small increase was that deposit outflows have stabilised at very low levels.”
The source said that the ECB held a “long and exhaustive” discussion on the “haircut” or discount applied to collateral offered by Greek banks but that no decision was made on raising the haircut.