Banking & Finance

Capital Requirements

The RBI has instructed banks to maintain adequate capital on a continuous basis for credit, market, and operational risks, among others. Capital adequacy is measured in terms of the Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR). Basel III Capital Regulations specifying minimum capital requirements have been implemented in India from 1 April 2013 in phases.

With respect to the Basel III liquidity standards, the RBI started phasing in implementation of the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) from January 2015 and is looking to implement the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) from 1 January 2018 for banks in India. On 28 May 2015, the RBI released draft guidelines on NSFR for comments.

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