British Banks Have a Shortfall of $38 Billion
Says the Bank of England
U.K. lenders were told by the Bank of England to raise 25 billion pounds ($38 billion) of additional capital, less than analyst estimates.
Banks need to set aside more money to cover bigger potential losses on commercial real estate and from the euro area, possible fines for mis-selling and stricter risk models, the Bank of England said following a report by the Financial Services Authority. The BOE didn't identify or quantify the number of lenders that need to bolster capital and it said plans already announced by banks should cover about half the shortage.