European regulator hesitates on higher leverage ratio

EBA voices preference for 3%, but evidence backs Basel plan for G-Sibs

European Banking Authority
EBA: consulting on bank leverage ratio

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has given a strong indication it favours keeping the leverage ratio for banks at 3%, but its research could support the Basel Committee's plan to raise the ratio for global systemic banks.

At a public hearing on the calibration of the leverage ratio on April 15, EBA officials argued the 3% level would ensure adequate bank capital while also preserving the significance of the risk-based Basel ratio. Critics of the leverage measure – which is simpler and not

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