Australian capital/asset ratios consistent with credit ratings, says S&P

MELBOURNE – The capital to asset ratios of the four major Australian banks, as measured by credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s own approaches, are consistent with the banks’ double A ratings, S&P said today.

The agency made the comment in a statement detailing its calculation methodology and analysis regarding Australian bank capital. Recent changes to S&P’s allowable hybrid debt limits and heightened investor interest in bank capitalisation as well as the impact of the proposed Basel II capital adequacy accord, provided “an ideal opportunity” to outline policy, S&P said.

The risk-based Basel II accord will determine from late 2006 how much of their assets large international banks will have to

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here