Beyond the pail

Basel accord


The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Australia’s regulator, has not been shy in sharing its views on the new Basel capital Accord. Since its official submission to the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision at the end of the first consultative period last June, it has pointed to the risk weighting for residential mortgages in the Accord’s standardised approach as dangerously out of kilter with conditions in the Australian market. And as the Accord reaches the closing

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