Recapitalisation amount

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Bank resolution and recovery - capital adequacy.

The recapitalisation amount is the component of a bank's Minimum Requirement for own funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) which is considered necessary for recapitalisation after resolution.

MREL itself comprises the total of a bank's:

  • Loss absorption amount; and
  • Recapitalisation amount.

The recapitalisation amount is most relevant for large complex banks, for which bailin is the likely resolution path.

Such banks would generally have a recapitalisation amount equal to the current minimum capital requirement.

On the other hand, smaller and simpler banks would not normally need any recapitalisation amount - because in resolution they would become insolvent, with no need to continue or resume operations and therefore no need for capital following the insolvency.

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