Basel III: international regulatory framework for banks

Basel III is an internationally agreed set of measures developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in response to the financial crisis of 2007-09. The measures aim to strengthen the regulation, supervision and risk management of banks.

Like all Basel Committee standards, Basel III standards are minimum requirements which apply to internationally active banks. Members are committed to implementing and applying standards in their jurisdictions within the time frame established by the Committee.

Finalisation of the Basel III post-crisis regulatory reforms

 
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The post-crisis regulatory reforms were endorsed by the Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), the Basel Committee's oversight body, on 7 December 2017. The revised standards will make banks more resilient and restore confidence in banking systems.

For the full set of Basel Committee standards currently in force or coming into effect in the future, please see the compilation page.