Basel II will reduce securitisation by banks, but won’t alter bank ratings, says Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings agreed that if Basel II succeeds in more accurately defining risks and in setting regulatory capital requirements accordingly, particular varieties of securitisation will become less attractive to banks.

In the report, Securitisation and Banks: A Reiteration of Fitch’s View of Securitisation’s Effect on Bank Ratings in the New Context of Regulatory Capital and Accounting Reform, the agency said that although the pending regulatory and accounting changes may result in a reduction

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