Basel IA to attract large US regional banks

Basel IA will appeal primarily to large regional US banks and be roundly ignored by national, international and local institutions, according to a new report.

Basel IA: A Fork in the Road, released by international ratings agency Fitch Ratings, claims that the enhanced and more sophisticated US version of Basel I will find a greater audience among banks with a large regional presence since it offers greater risk sensitivity than the original 1988 Accord, yet without the onerous time, monetary

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