JPM via the FT: Europe’s banks could need €26bn in extra capital

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is separately working on proposals that will limit banks’ room to manoeuvre in a variety of areas including how mortgages and trading assets affect key capital ratio calculations.

Regulators believe a level playing field would boost competition, but research from JPMorgan shows that the various “harmonisation” efforts would have a serious financial impact on 35 of Europe’s biggest banks.

The full FT article (behind the pay wall) is here.

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