European banks set for 18.6% capital hike under Basel III

Large European banks are expected to see their average Tier 1 capital requirements increase 18.6% under the fully-loaded Basel III rules from end-2018 levels, figures from the Basel Committee shows.

The average capital increase for European Group 1 banks – internationally active firms with more than €3 billion ($3.3 billion) in Tier 1 capital – is driven by the introduction of the output floor (+7.4%), as well as changes to required capital for credit risk (+4%), operational risk (+3.7%)

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