Spanish governor unimpressed by banks’ capital requirement shortcut


The governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis Linde, today revealed concerns over the impact of European banks' fast adoption of the Basel III capital requirements.

Speaking at a Paris summit on the future of banking, Linde said he "regretted to some extent" that the gradual implementation of the requirements by 2019 had been accelerated by some over-eager markets.

In Europe, he lamented, banks are already recording ratios of common equity Tier 1 (CET1) of 9%. The problem, he said, is that this has

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