‘Prohibitive’ Capital Rules for Banks Holding Crypto Win Support in EU Parliament

‘Prohibitive’ Capital Rules for Banks Holding Crypto Win Support in EU Parliament


Lawmakers in the European Union have backed legislation imposing new capital requirements for financial institutions, including strict rules meant to cover crypto-related risks. The latter concern banks keeping digital assets and are expected to enter into force in January, 2025.

EU Legislators Approve Draft Law Implementing the Basel III Capital Regulations for Banks

Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) supported a bill on Tuesday designed to enforce the latest global bank capital rules. Reuters noted in a report that the lawmakers have also incorporated specific requirements addressing risks that stem from crypto assets.

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The general rules are part of the Basel III reforms, a set of internationally agreed measures developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in

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