Three of Australia’s biggest banks face capital shortfall

Three of Australia’s largest banks need to raise more funds to meet a 10% minimum common equity tier 1 capital (CET1) ratio.


There is an upside to FRTB, despite the complexity

Implementing the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) is undoubtedly a complex task for banks, but it could have a silver lining when it comes to data, and even reduce tensions between risk and trading desks.

Bank of England

Bank of England paper flags up mortgage concentration risks from standardised approach

The standardised approach for calculating risk weights might be incentivising smaller lenders to focus on high loan-to-value mortgages, says a Bank of England paper.

European securitisations rise as reforms stall

European securitisation issuance is on the rise despite regulatory uncertainty over efforts to revive the market.

EU global banks see increase in CET1 capital

EU globally systemically important banks saw their highest rise in common equity tier 1 capital in Q3 2016 for two years, largely thanks to reductions in risk-weighted assets


Basel III delay signals growing risk of regulatory divergence

With the finalisation of the Basel III framework having been delayed over output floor levels and with a new administration taking over in the US, speculation is rife over the future shape of the framework.  

Fitch: not much mileage in Choice Act for US G-SIBs

US globally systemically important banks are unlikely to gain much under the proposed Financial Choice Act when the extra levels of capital required are considered

UK banks given another two years on MREL

Bank of England grants UK banks another two years to comply with capital standards designed to aid the resolution of failing banks.

EBA: European banks not ready for IFRS-9

European banks are likely to struggle with new IFRS-9 accounting rules, according to a European Banking Authority survey.

Australia to ‘gold-plate’ rules regardless of US

Australia will press on with tough regulatory requirements even if the US de-regulates under Trump.

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