The price of protection - FT.com: "However, most banks expect the biggest impact to be felt by corporate customers, particularly mid-sized companies that rely heavily on bank debt. Analysts believe these businesses will sit outside the ringfence, alongside the investment bank activities – the part most at risk of a sharp rise in wholesale funding costs. Creditors generally give higher ratings to banks with retail and investment banking under one roof as they believe they are more stable. Remove that benefit and ratings are likely to fall, making it harder and more expensive to access funds."
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