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ratio of debt to equity.
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Upon effectivity of the leverage ratio framework, covered banks and QBs must submit the Basel III Leverage Ratio Report along with the Basel III CAR Report quarterly on both solo and consolidated bases.
The leverage ratio framework is intended to address the dangers of excessive accumulation of bank assets without the corresponding capital support.
Banks will need to maintain a leverage ratio of at least 3 percent from next year as per the new rule.
Banks currently need to have a leverage ratio of at least 3%, in line with the global standard.
The leverage ratio is intended as a simple non-risk-based "backstop" measure that will reinforce the risk-based capital requirements.
This introduces some type of risk-weighting in the leverage ratio.
Any final adjustments to the definition and calibration of the leverage ratio will be made by 2017" with a view to application from 1 January 2018, explains the Basel Committee.
In a letter to Carney, Osborne relaxed from his past position that the 3% leverage ratio standards agreed at the Basel III agreement on banking regulation were sufficient.
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.
Britain's biggest building society said it can meet the Prudential Regulation Authority's (PRA) demand for it to strengthen its leverage ratio - a key measure of financial strength - to 3% from 2%, without raising extra funds from investors.
While the leverage ratio won't be binding until 2018, lenders would be obliged to start publishing how well they measure up to it by the start of 2015.