Basel III: Need to know

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Basel III: Need to know

New rules are being introduced to strengthen bank capital requirements.

Economic Analysis

12 April 2013

What is Basel III?

The Basel Accords are a set of rules on banking regulations in regards to capital. Basel III is a series of additions to the existing accords designed to limit the likelihood and impact of a future financial crisis. It requires banks to hold more higher-quality capital against more conservatively calculated risk weighted assets (RWAs). It also looks to ensure sufficient liquidity during times of stress and to reduce excess leverage.

To find out what the new rules are and to learn more about the Basel Accord, visit the Markets and International Banking website.

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