Explain Basel I.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

www.ChartAcc.com - Basel I was issued (1988) by BCBS.

It comprised of :
  • International Banking Regulations
  • that set out the minimum capital requirements
  • for financial institutions.

Basel I focused primarily on Credit Risk.

As per Basel I, International Banks were required to maintain a minimum (8%) capital.

%age of capital was based on Risk-Weighted Assets.

for more details on Basel II click here.

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