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Definition of

macroprudential regulation

Regulation & Compliance

overall control of financial systems oversight that focuses on the stability of a financial system as a whole, rather than on its components. The need for macroprudential regulation of the system arises because the actions of individual companies acting prudently within guidelines may collectively result in the instability of a financial system, for example, if all lenders restrict lending or all companies sell assets at the same time.

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Definitions of ’macroprudential regulation’ and meaning of ’macroprudential regulation’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’macroprudential regulation’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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