Part II Commercial Banking, 8 The Standardized Approach
- Credit risk — Regulation of banks — UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) — Basel 2 — Bondholder
8.01 The standardized approach remains the bedrock of the Basel system. Although many of the largest banks are IRB banks, there is probably no bank currently existing which does not use some elements of the standardized approach as part of its overall capital calculation. For such banks the standardized approach provides the fallback in respect of exposures arising out of areas of business where the bank may not have the resource nor the data to model exposures. 8.02 The standardized approach is similar to the Basle I regime in a number of respects. The principal...