Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Basel Regulators Agree to Boost Banks’ Capital Ratios

Regulators from 27 nations said banks worldwide need to have common equity equal to at least 4.5 percent of assets weighted according to their risk profiles, with a buffer of 2.5 percent.

Lenders will also be required to have a Tier 1 capital ratio of at least 6 percent, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said in a statement today. The rules will be phased in from 2013 until the end of 2018.

The capital ratios proposed to the committee when it met on Sept. 7 were 5 percent for common equity, with a 2.5 percent buffer for bad times, and 6 percent for Tier 1 with a 3 percent buffer.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.