capital adequacy

/ˌkæpɪt(ə)l 'ædɪkwəsi/, capital adequacy ratio /ˌkæpɪt(ə)l 'ædɪkwəsi ˌreɪʃiəυ/ noun
the amount of money which a bank has to have in the form of shareholders’ capital, shown as a percentage of its assets.
Also called capital-to-asset ratio
(NOTE: The amount is internationally agreed at 8%.)

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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