Client Alert

| September 12, 2011

Glass-Steagall UK Style: major structural and funding reforms loom for banks licensed in the UK

Today (12 September 2011) the UK’s Independent Commission on Banking confirmed its recommendation for segregation of retail banking from wholesale and investment banking, and for the enhancement of banks’ loss-absorbing capacity beyond the equity ratios recommended by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, especially additional capital buffers and debt capable of bail-in. The Commission’s Final Report provided further details about how these structuring and funding reforms would work.

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