Tenth progress report on adoption of Basel III standards published by the Basel Committee

11 April 2016

Press release

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today issued the Tenth progress report on adoption of the Basel regulatory framework.

This report sets out the adoption status of Basel III standards for each Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) member jurisdiction as of end-March 2016. It updates the Committee's previous progress reports which have been published on a semiannual basis since October 2011 under the Committee's Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme (RCAP).

As part of this programme, the Committee periodically monitors (since October 2011) the adoption status of the risk-based capital requirements and (since October 2013) the requirements for systemically important banks (SIBs), the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) and the leverage ratio. In October 2015, the Committee extended its monitoring of the adoption progress to all Basel III standards, which will become effective by 2019.

As of March 2016, all 27 BCBS member jurisdictions have final risk-based capital rules, LCR regulations and capital conservation buffers in force. Further, 24 member jurisdictions have issued final rules for the countercyclical capital buffer and 23 have issued final or draft rules for their domestic SIBs framework (D-SIBs). With regard to the global SIBs framework (G-SIBs), all BCBS members that are home jurisdictions to G-SIBs have the final framework in force. Member jurisdictions are now turning to the implementation of other Basel III standards, including the leverage ratio and the net stable funding ratio (NSFR).