UK details three-phase Basel II implementation plan

The Financial Services Authority (FSA), the UK’s principal financial watchdog, issued a discussion paper today giving details of its plans and asking for comments by September 30.

The FSA said it is starting work now with the banking industry and trade bodies on the advanced approaches to credit and operational risk with the aim of issuing a consultation paper next spring. FSA discussion papers are intended to open debate on a topic; its consultation papers set out its detailed proposals.


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