Capital deductions an issue for US banks facing Basel III

US banks will find it easier to comply with Basel III than European counterparts, but capital deductions could pose a problem

Timothy Geithner

The implementation of new capital standards from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision could be complicated for US banks by their reliance on mortgage-servicing rights (MSRs), according to analysts.

The Basel Committee is working to finalise the global capital and liquidity rules known as Basel III, ahead of a Group of 20 summit in November. On September 12, its oversight board of central bank governors and heads of supervision announced a "substantial strengthening" of global capital

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