Basel Concordat

Basel Concordat

A 1983 agreement by the Basel Committee stating banks opening subsidiaries in foreign countries must submit those subsidiaries to the full regulatory authority of the relevant countries. It also requires the parent banks to allow their own regulators to review the foreign subsidiaries. It accomplishes both of these by encouraging the regulatory authorities to share information with each other.
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What I am describing would entail some recasting of the key pillars of international supervisory co-operation: the Basel Concordat, Core Principles of Supervision, and Capital Accord," he added.
Basel II requires continuation of existing cross-border responsibilities of supervisors, as set out in the Basel Concordat and Minimum Standards documents.
As you will be aware, home and host countries undertake their banking supervision roles and responsibilities within the framework of home-host supervision set out in the Basel Concordat.
In fact, we feel that New Zealand leads the world in home/host dovetailing from the host viewpoint within the very general framework provided by the Basel Concordat.
In July 1988 the Basel Committee of Supervisors published the Basel Concordat which addressed three main concerns, namely, the basis for convergence in the capital standards of major international banks, the legal status of the branches of banks and the bank supervisor's role in the prevention of money laundering.
The Basel Concordat has since been amended and extended as the result of the lessons learned from subsequent bank failures and banking crises.
Implementation of the capital adequacy rules promoted by the Basel Concordat has been a major force promoting the increase of bank capital and reserves generally.
The Basel concordat and the consolidation of banking supervision
The internationally-agreed framework for the supervision of multinational banks, as devised by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, is known as the Basel Concordat (not to be confused with the Basel Accord on capital standards for banks).
The Geneva-based World Health Organization uses her to help develop a universal set of health standards, much as the Basel concordats have done for the banking world.