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Turkish watchdog eases swap limits with foreign lenders

Banking watchdog ups limits for lenders' swap, forward, option, and other derivative transactions with non-residents.
11.11.2020 - 11:50

Turkey's banking watchdog on Wednesday raised currency limits for swap, forward, option, and other derivative transactions that Turkish lenders execute with non-residents.

DECISION TAKEN AS PART OF NORMALIZATION PROCESS

The Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency said derivative transactions where banks pay Turkish liras and receive short-term foreign exchange (FX) at the maturity date have been limited not to exceed 30% of the bank’s most recently calculated regulatory capital.

The decision was taken as part of a normalization process amid pandemic, the watchdog added.