City watchdog to banks: 'raise £27bn or face our wrath'

City watchdog to banks: 'raise £27bn or face our wrath'
According to the PRA, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Barclays and Nationwide all need to raise cash to meet new Basel III guidelines – or, as it's known in the industry, Basell III Core Equity Tier 1 capital ratio (try saying that after a couple of …
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The Dilemma for Regional Banks
Another major U.S. regional bank, U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) had reported Tier 1 common ratio of 9.1% and a Tier 1 capital ratio of 11% at the end of the first quarter of 2013. The bank's Tier 1 common ratio under the proposed rules for the Basel III …
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What These Ratios Tell Us About HSBC Holdings
LONDON — Before I decide whether to buy a bank's shares, I always like to look at its return on equity and its core tier 1 capital ratio. These core financial ratios provide an indication of how successful a bank is at generating profits using …
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