Original article by Jonathan Shapiro
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 16 : 3-Oct-18
The global ranking of Australia’s major banks has fallen sharply in terms of risk adjusted capital, which is S&P Global Ratings’ preferred measure of the sector’s financial strength. The nation’s four largest banks are ranked in the 40th to 50th percentile in S&P’s latest survey of the world’s top 100 banks. The Financial System Inquiry in 2014 had recommend that the big four banks should be within the top quartile of global banks in terms of capital strength. Regaining "unquestionably strong" status would require them to raise more capital.
S&P GLOBAL RATINGS, CITIGROUP PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY, BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB