How do capital requirements (as defined by the Basel Accord (Bank for International Settlements) and the European Central Bank requirements) coexist with Bank Reserves at the Bank of England?

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Date released:  4 March 2016


Details about how Central Bank Reserves are treated in the risk-weighted capital framework can be found in the Capital Requirements Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 575/2013) (‘CRR’).  The CRR, as well as other legislation related to the Capital Requirements Regulation and Directive is available to view on the European Commission’s website.