UK banks face £25 billion capital shortfall

Banks told to achieve common equity Tier I capital ratio of 7% of RWA by end-2013


The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) has warned that major UK banks and building societies currently have a shortfall in capital of around £25 billion.

The financial stability regulator said banks should aim to achieve a common equity Tier I capital ratio of at least 7% of risk-weighted assets by the end of 2013.

Press reports suggest RBS and Lloyds account for as much as £20 billion of the £25 billion capital shortfall. The FPC has indicated banks should meet the shortfall by

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