June 28, 2023 (NO COMMENTS)

BNP Paribas and Societe Generale are set to report losses of a combined €600 million ($655 million) over the coming months, as they get rid of interest rate hedges turned loss-making by tightening terms on the European Central Bank’s main funding-for-lending facility. Like several of their peers, the two banks had hedged their drawdowns from targeted long-term refinancing operations (TLTROs), an ECB wholesale liquidity programme that carried incentives for extending credit to smaller borrowers