Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Issue: Vol. 3, No 2, 2010
Published date: 20-11-2010 (print) / 20-11-2010 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Małgorzata Białas
Adrian Solek
Keywords: capital adequacy ratio (CAR), banking sector, Poland
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2010/3-2/5
Index PUBMS: 2199720b-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 48-57 (10)

The capital adequacy ratio (CAR) determines the ratio of a bank‘s core capital to the assets and off-balance liabilities weighted by the risk. The core capital of the bank is supposed to absorb the potential losses due to the risk of the banking activities. It has been specified that the value of this coefficient cannot be lower than 8%. Throughout the years the way of calculating the ratio has been changing, which is the subject of this paper. In the article the situation of Polish and Ukrainian banking sector has also been analyzed from the point of view of the coefficient in question.