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Latest Analysis

  • 2014 Bank capital report: Sweden

    12 December 2014

    Annika Walin and Michela Hallberg Westin of Cederquist summarise the country's treatment of regulatory capital for financial institutions

  • Member states rush over BRRD deadline

    11 December 2014

    EU members are required to transpose the BRRD into local law by January 1. With less than a month to go Germany is the only country that has taken all the necessary steps already

  • TLAC for G-SIBs: The first step

    24 November 2014

    The concept behind the FSB TLAC propsal appears simple and intuitively correct. But regulators face significant challenges in converting it into a concrete framework

  • Germany’s clarification of AT1 tax rules

    11 November 2014

    Germany's April clarification of its tax treatment of additional tier 1 issues was welcomed. But not all instruments are covered

  • Poll: Does Basel III go far enough?

    03 November 2014

    As the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announces its final major Basel III reform, IFLR's poll asks whether the capital requirements will prevent another crisis

  • EBA report threatens loose AT1 language

    30 October 2014

    A European Banking Authority monitoring report on additional tier 1 (AT1) instruments could result in less future-proof language in deals

  • Stress test: 7% hurdle puts spotlight on German banks

    28 October 2014

    Fourteen additional banks would have failed the stress test’s adverse scenario had the EBA used the minimum CET1 requirements banks must meet once capital buffers are fully applied

  • The 2014 European stress tests: impact report

    28 October 2014

    Initial reactions to the European stress tests will focus on capital shortfalls. But the real value of the tests is much broader

  • Stress tests: why national CET1 calculations could vary

    24 October 2014

    The EBA’s emphasis on consistent national data and results for its upcoming stress test were examined on Sunday, with the ECB and EBA revealing how banks fared

  • Korea Basel III change to boost deals

    14 October 2014

    Clarifications of the write-down requirements for Korean banks’ Basel III-compliant bonds are expected to encourage deals and appeal to investors

  • The nationalisation of SNS – lessons learned

    14 October 2014

    In February 2013 Dutch SNS Reaal Group was nationalised. An earlier adoption of planning and preparation measures might have helped to identify SNS' structural issues more quickly

  • Spain’s favourable AT1 tax treatment under threat

    07 October 2014

    Earlier this year a Spanish law confirmed the country’s favourable tax treatment of AT1s. But a new bill now going through parliament threatens to change this

  • Netherlands confirm favourable tax treatment of AT1s

    06 October 2014

    From a tax perspective, the treatment of AT1s is inconsistent across the EU. The Netherlands are among the first member state countries to clarify their position