Basel II rules 'take account of small businesses'

European Central Bank governing council member Guy Quaden on Monday 17 May played down fears that small and medium-sized firms would suffer from the new rules on bank capital known as Basel II.

The Basel rules will revamp the way banks manage risk, but some analysts have said they could cause a reduction in lending to smaller firms, as these were riskier bets than large corporations.

Quaden, the Belgian central bank chief, said: "The new Basel rules take expressly into account the specificitie

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: