Essential features of bank capital regulation across Europe in one handy wall chart.
Regulatory capital requirements for prudentially supervised financial services companies across Europe are complex and changing rapidly. To keep track of the regulatory framework in the region, we have brought together the essential features of bank regulation in our EU Regulatory Capital Wall Chart.
The Wall Chart provides a list of regulatory capital acronyms, the most important definitions and key ratios of the current regulatory framework, as well as an overview of the loss absorption waterfall deriving from rules on the hierarchies of creditors’ entitlements in bank insolvency and resolution scenarios.
The Wall Chart also highlights the interplay between regulations on total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) and the Minimum Requirement for own funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL), which is a requirement under the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive.
On the Wall Chart there are columns setting out the basics of Bank Regulatory Capital in the European Economic Area (EEA). The key features are:
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