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Capital adequacy regulation

Siddika, Aysa and Haron, Razali (2020) Capital adequacy regulation. In: Banking and Finance. IntechOpen, pp. 1-13.

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This chapter aims to provide a concise overview of the capital adequacy regulation, importance of the regulation, and evolution of the capital adequacy regulation. Bank capital executes the significant role of preventing the bank from failure and acts as a buffer against possible losses. Capital adequacy is the least amount of capital a bank has to preserve to execute the business, take advantage of profitable growth opportunities, absorb losses, and sustain the customers’ confidence on it. Several bank crises and bank defaults motivate the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to provide a comprehensive guideline in managing bank capital. The capital adequacy regulation is an international standard to safeguard the banks through setting a risk-sensitive minimum capital requirement. The regulatory authority sets the regulatory capital, and the operating banks are required to maintain the adequate level of capital.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4581/83763
Uncontrolled Keywords: capital adequacy regulation, Basel Accord, Basel Committee, regulatory capital, risk-weighted asset
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1501 Banking
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Razali Haron
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 11:14
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 11:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83763

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