Frequently asked questions on the Basel III leverage ratio framework

October 2014

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Basel III leverage ratio. To promote consistent global implementation of the requirements, the Committee has agreed to periodically review frequently asked questions and publish answers along with any technical elaboration of the standard and any interpretative guidance that may be necessary.

The Committee has received a number of interpretation questions related to the January 2014 publication of the Basel III leverage ratio framework. The FAQs published today correspond to the text set out in that standard.