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Multiple Banks Curb Trading With Credit Suisse As Deposit Run Continues Despite SNB Rescue

• by Tyler Durden

Another source at a major global bank, who deals directly with Credit Suisse in Asia, said their bank had started asking the Swiss lender to gross settle, a trading scenario where the counterparty demands upfront payment from Credit Suisse instead of collecting later any money the Swiss lender might owe them as a result of the trade.

Another global bank has reduced its unsecured exposure to Credit Suisse, which includes all lending with no collateral, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The bank is still providing repurchase agreements, which is secured lending.

This likely explains why the classic counterparty-risk hedge (1Y CDS) has barely budged despite the $50 billion liquidity injection from the SNB...