Big banks to bear brunt of Basel III reforms in EU

Systemically important European Union banks could see their minimum capital requirements surge by almost 29% under the fully loaded Basel III rules, a study by the European Banking Authority (EBA) has concluded.

The weighted average increase to the Tier 1 minimum capital charge across a sample of 189 banks was estimated at 24.4%. Yet, for half of the banks the projected capital uplift was less than 10.6% and the increase for small banks about 5.5%. One-quarter of the banks are projected to see

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