European banks set for 17.5% capital hike under Basel III

Output floor could account for almost half the increase in Tier 1 capital requirements by 2028

Large European banks are expected to see their Tier 1 capital requirements increase by 17.5% under the fully loaded Basel III rules compared with end-2021 levels, figures from the latest Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) monitoring report shows.

The average capital increase for European Group 1 banks – internationally active firms with more than €3 billion ($2.9 billion) in Tier 1 capital – is driven by the output floor, which is expected to hike their minimum required capital (MRC)

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