Survey shows modifications could lower Basel II credit risk charges

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 incentive for banks to use the so-called foundation internal ratings-based (IRB) approach to calculating credit risk capital charges.

The results of so-called QIS 2.5, a limited quantitative impact study conducted in November last year

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