BoE acts to tackle disparity in capital requirements

The Bank of England

The Bank of England (BoE) set out plans to tackle the gap in capital requirements among banks using different approaches to calculating risk weights, in a consultation launched today (February 24).

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) hopes to boost competition and address some possible adverse incentives by reducing the "disparity" between the standardised approach and internally modelled approaches to determining capital requirements.

Small banks tend to rely on the simpler standardised

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