EU banks short €14.6 billion of Basel III capital

Total capital ratios would fall to 14.5% from 18.5% if reform package were implemented today

European banks would need to raise €14.6 billion ($16.8 billion) of Tier 1 capital to meet final Basel III rules, with the very largest lenders currently short the most, a study by the European Banking Authority (EBA) shows. 

Thirty-eight ‘Group 1’ banks – internationally active firms with more than €3 billion in Tier 1 capital – need €13.2 billion to meet the incoming requirements, with global systemically important institutions (G-Siis) alone making up €12 billion of this shortfall. 


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