Banking on Basel : an alternative for capital requirements
Abstract: Equity capital represents a bank?s net worth?the difference between its assets and liabilities. Put another way, it?s the value of assets financed by the bank?s owners, rather than depositors or other sources of funds. Capital serves as a buffer to absorb losses and prevent failures and figures prominently in the banking industry?s ability to lend.
File(s): File format is application/pdf http://dallasfed.org/assets/documents/research/swe/2006/swe0604c.pdf
Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Part of Series: Southwest Economy
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11-13, 16
Order Number: 4