Nordea faces higher capital requirement following ESRB recommendation

A decision by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority may add 95bp to the bank’s CET1 capital ratio requirement

Nordea expects to incur up to a 95-basis point increase to its Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio requirement if the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) adopts a recommendation by the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) on the reciprocation of macroprudential measures in Norway.

The bank’s CET1 capital ratio stood at 18% at end-June, up 50bp quarter on quarter and 90bp since end-December. If the FSA greenlights the recommendation, Nordea would see its CET1 capital ratio

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