Bank Capital and Basel III Regulations: Implementation and Effects


Caroline R. Mendoza (Editor)

Series: Banks and Banking Developments
BISAC: BUS004000

The Basel III international regulatory framework, which was produced in 2010 by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision at the Bank for International Settlements, is the latest in a series of evolving agreements among central banks and bank supervisory authorities to standardize bank capital requirements, among other measures. Capital serves as a cushion against unanticipated financial shocks, which can otherwise lead to insolvency.

The Basel III regulatory reform package revises the definition of regulatory capital and increases capital holding requirements for banking organizations. This book summarizes the higher capital requirements for U.S. banks regulated for safety and soundness. It examines how the U.S. Basel III regulations may affect U.S. banks, including smaller ones; and implementation of Basel III by different countries and other jurisdictions may affect U.S. banking organizations’ international competitiveness. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – U.S. Implementation of the Basel Capital Regulatory Framework (pp. 1-34)
Darryl E. Getter

Chapter 2 – Bank Capital Reforms: Initial Effects of Basel III on Capital, Credit, and International Competitiveness (pp. 35-114)
United States Government Accountability Office


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