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ratio of debt to equity.
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Including the subordinated loan issued to Kommuninvest Cooperative Society, the leverage ratio was 1.
The apex bank is expected to impose a tougher leverage ratio on UK banks than those under proposed global rules.
The proposals put forward are expected to result in Britain lifting the minimum leverage ratio for banks in the future, possibly to 4% or 5%, bank sources said last week.
The leverage ratio, which aims to restrict banks' own borrowing, was set at three per cent, allowing banks to lend 33 times the amount of their capital.
Global and universal trading banks should also be able to build capital and be in compliance with the leverage ratio by the 2018 deadline, especially with the relaxed definitions.
A leverage ratio is calculated by measuring a bank's debt against its shareholder equity.
But the Bank of England said: "The plan agreed with Nationwide to meet the 3% leverage ratio in 2015 will not result in them restricting lending to the real economy.
Natio leverag theetA But the Bank of England said: "The plan agreed with Nationwide to meet the three per cent leverage ratio in 2015 will not result in them restricting lending to the real economy.
Nationwide had criticised the leverage ratio - a calculation which measures a lender's capital as a percentage of its assets - as a "crude" measure.
Nationwide chief executive Graham Beale told the Financial Times at the weekend the leverage ratio is an "unsophisticated measure which ignores the quality of an organisation's assets or its business model".
The bank will basically impose higher required reserve ratios on banks whose leverage ratio -- a measure of their capital against total assets -- is 3 percent or below.
Under the leverage ratio requirement, the FDIC requires banks to maintain a ratio of tier I capital to tangible assets of 4.