Swiss and UK banks set to win as Japanese lose in Basel II

Swiss and UK banks are poised to be the main beneficiaries of the proposed new regulatory capital Accord, Basel II, according to results from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s quantitative impact study 2.5 (QIS2.5).

The study, which compares how much capital banks would be required to set aside under the foundation credit approach in Basel II with the existing 8% rule in Basel I, found that Swiss banks would gain a 31% regulatory capital advantage, and UK banks would be 28% better

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