Daily News: December 20, 2013

Lenders Get Regulators to Back Off on Capital Requirements

Bloomberg reported that global banking regulators scaled back plans to boost capital requirements for banks holding asset-backed bonds after lenders warned that initial plans were too harsh and would have curtailed lending.

Bloomberg said further The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said banks could face a minimum capital requirement of 15% for securitizations, rather than the 20% proposed last year, and it changed some assumptions used to calculate risk leading to “meaningful reductions in capital requirements” compared with earlier plans.

To read the entire Bloomberg article, click here.