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    1. January 19, 2016

      Basel rules to cost banks €40m-€120m each, says study

      Global banks will have to spend between €40m and €120m each to implement global regulators’ latest rules on trading...

    2. January 14, 2016

      Basel Committee softens new rules on bank capital

      Global banking supervisors have softened new rules forcing investment banks to hold much more capital against their...

    1. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Regulators soften new bank rules on capital

      Global banking supervisors have softened new rules forcing investment banks to hold much more capital against their...

    2. December 10, 2015

      Banks score victory on use of ratings in capital calculations

      The banking lobby has beaten back a global reform plan that it claimed would result in a “substantial” increase in...

    3. November 18, 2015

      Bank trading reform would lift capital needs by up to ninefold

      Global regulators have estimated that contentious new rules will force one bank to set aside nine times as much capital...

    4. October 28, 2015

      Exchanges band together to seek softer bank capital rules

      A group that includes some of the world’s largest exchanges has written to the head of a leading international...

    5. September 15, 2015

      Global banks reach almost all 2019 capital standards

      The world’s top 200 banks still need another €147bn in safe assets to meet new liquidity rules that come into force in...

    6. September 7, 2015

      Europe’s banks could need €26bn in extra capital, says report

      Europe’s biggest banks would need up to €26bn in new capital — hurting their ability to lend and pay dividends — if...

    7. August 12, 2015

      Comment: Weakening leverage ratio undermines banks’ accounting

      The essence of banking is leverage. For every dollar of capital a bank’s owners contribute to its funding, some...

    8. June 8, 2015

      Banks urged to set aside more capital for interest rate risk

      Banks will have to put aside more capital to deal with a rise in interest rates from their ultra low levels, global...

    9. May 25, 2015

      Basel group faces challenge of ensuring banking rules compliance

      After seven years of frenetic rulemaking in the wake of the global financial crisis the Basel Committee on Banking...

    10. May 25, 2015

      Banks warn on new risk assessment models for trading operations

      The world’s biggest banks are seeking to play on regulators’ fear of another flash crash in debt markets to lobby...

    11. May 4, 2015

      Global regulators shift focus to risk and conduct

      Global regulators, which have so far focused on repairing banks’ balance sheets, are starting to look at conduct and...

    12. March 29, 2015

      Swiss banking model is ‘dead’, says Abu Dhabi finance centre chief

      Abu Dhabi intends to set itself up as a new hub for wealth management, with the head of its nascent international...

    13. March 18, 2015

      New rules for OTC derivatives delayed for 9 months

      Tougher rules for trading over-the-counter derivatives have been delayed by nine months after regulators acknowledged...

    14. March 3, 2015

      World’s biggest banks still €300bn short of safe assets, says regulator

      The world’s biggest banks are still short of €300bn worth of safe assets to comply with new rules designed to reduce...

    15. January 28, 2015

      Basel Committee overhauls banks’ disclosure model

      The way banks disclose risks they hold on their balance sheets has been overhauled by the world’s top banking...

    16. January 12, 2015

      Investors might yet long for the days of Dimon’s swagger

      Gone is Lloyd Blankfein’s $68.5m pay cheque, gone is John Thain’s $35,000 commode, there is less swagger in Jamie...

    17. December 22, 2014

      Banks face restrictions on use of rating agencies in risk assessment

      Banks’ scope to use credit rating agencies to assess the risks in their portfolios will be sharply reduced as global...

    18. December 11, 2014

      Banks tempted with ‘carrot or stick’ plan on packaged loans

      Banks that simplify the bundles of asset-backed loans they sell to investors could be rewarded with lower capital...

    19. December 5, 2014

      Basel Committee raps EU on global capital rules

      The European Union is failing to implement fully global capital rules aimed at making banks more resilient, according...

    20. October 20, 2014

      Basel to speed up work on leverage ratio

      Global regulators are speeding up work on the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital that is seen as less vulnerable...

    21. FT Alphaville

      September 15, 2014

      Building bank liquidity buffers, the FHLB, TBTF, WTF way

      Hey did you hear the Fed finalised its liquidity coverage ratio rules for large US banks? Yep, you can read the...

    22. September 1, 2014

      Banks say funding rules will make key equities trades more expensive

      Banks are sounding the alarm about a proposed global rule aimed at forcing them to fund themselves more safely, warning...

    23. July 13, 2014

      BoE pushing to ease Basel capital requirements on small lenders

      The Bank of England has been lobbying for an easing of global capital requirements for small banks, amid concerns that...

    24. April 15, 2014

      Six ways Europe’s financial sector is meant to mend its ways

      What Michel Barnier, the EU commissioner responsible for financial services, dubbed a “rulemaking spring” is drawing to...

    25. March 31, 2014

      Banks turn to compression to meet new Basel rules

      Until recently, the Basel III capital requirements had never been a central part of the post-crisis debate by the...

    26. February 17, 2014

      Credit Suisse replaces radical bonus scheme

      Thousands of Credit Suisse bankers will be offered a swap out of a radical bonus scheme that was designed to transfer...

    27. December 20, 2013

      Fed clamps down on bank moves to evade new capital rules

      The Federal Reserve clamped down on bank moves to evade tougher capital rules on Friday, warning that transactions...

    28. October 31, 2013

      Regulators propose tougher measures on capital requirements

      Global regulators are cracking down on banks that try to bend capital rules for their trading businesses by proposing...

    29. October 31, 2013

      What the Basel proposals on bank trading-book rules mean

      The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has proposed a fundamental overhaul of its bank trading-book rules after...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 4, 2013

      ICBC sets the benchmark for Asian Basel III bonds

      China’s biggest bank has launched a landmark deal that will help other Asian banks understand what they will have to...

    31. September 29, 2013

      Banks watchdog backs away from strict requirements

      The supervisory body that sets the financial safety rules for the world’s banks has signalled a retreat from stringent...

    32. September 12, 2013

      Lehman’s legacy: Five bitter pills

      When you treat a sick patient,” says Tom Huertas, “the medicine might not work straight away. But that doesn’t mean...

    33. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2013

      Statement from Capital Taliban

      Not a relaxation of capital requirements by the Prudential Regulation Authority on Wednesday — it’s a relaxation of the...

    34. August 5, 2013

      Regulation pushes banks on to a riskier path

      Can regulation make banks less safe? What has happened in the past week certainly seems to suggest so. Three large...

    35. July 10, 2013

      In praise of bank leverage ratios

      After the financial crisis exposed the fragility of the world’s mega-banks, policy makers have agreed that systemically...

    36. July 8, 2013

      Basel committee willing to rethink complex bank rules

      Global banking regulators have signalled they are open to rethinking their framework for keeping big financial systems...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2013

      RWAs, straight outta Basel

      The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is back with another look at risk-weightings — that is, the risk weighting...

    38. July 5, 2013

      Fresh blow to credibility of key bank safety measure

      The main measure of bank safety was already facing questions about its reliability. Now there is evidence from the...

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