Original article by Richard Gluyas
The Australian – Page: 21 : 23-Oct-19
Macquarie’s Victor German expects the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to increase the tier-1 capital requirements for Australian banks’ NZ subsidiaries to 16 per cent, as it has previously flagged. German says Westpac, ANZ and National Australia Bank will be hardest hit by the move, estimating that their combined capital shortfall will be around $13bn. However, the Commonwealth Bank’s capital impost is likely to be smaller than Macquarie had previously expected, which could allow it to return up to $3.5bn to shareholders.
RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED – ASX MQG