German majority adopt BIA


BONN -- The majority of Germany’s 2,500 banks will adopt the basic indicator approach (BIA) under the nation’s Basel II framework, according to a new survey from financial services regulator BaFin. However, most of these banks are small -- the nation’s larger and more sophisticated institutions will be adopting the standardised (STA) and advanced measurement approaches (AMA), according to Helmut Bauer, head of banking supervision at the regulator.

According to figures presented by Bauer at a mid

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