Bank of England proposes three-pronged leverage ratio

The Bank of England

The Bank of England (BoE) today proposed the introduction of a three-pronged leverage ratio regime for UK banks that could force the country's largest lenders to finance 3.9% of their activities with equity from 2016.

The BoE's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) is recommending an overall framework that comprises a countercyclical leverage ratio buffer and a ‘supplementary leverage ratio' for systemically important banks, in addition to the 3% minimum.

The FPC also wants powers to direct the Prude

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