Survey shows modifications could lower Basel II credit risk charges

BASEL, SWITZERLAND -- Banks using a more complex risk measurement approach under the Basel II bank accord, if potential modifications are put in place, would have lower credit risk capital charges than under the current Basel I accord. This is the view of global banking regulators following the release of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s QIS 2.5 study in early July.

A key aim of the of the proposed risk-based Basel II capital adequacy accord is to ensure that that there would be an

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