Morgan Stanley: Spanish bank restructuring legislation will improve competition

The draft RDL for bank restructuring and resolution is expected to be passed next Friday in Spain. Aimed at preventing new banking catastrophes, the new legislation gives the Bank of Spain and the state-backed Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (FROB) new powers to intervene before crises erupt. Morgan Stanley believes the new decree law will drive further consolidation in the sector, which together with extensive liability management at weaker entities,…