BCBS 123

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BCBS 123 is a document published by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on April 2006 in the Core Principles category.


Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision.


Note: This consultative document has been superseded by the final version of October 2006.

This document is the revised version of the Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision, which the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (the Committee) originally published in September 1997. Along with the Core Principles Methodology, the Core Principles have been used by countries as a benchmark for assessing the quality of their supervisory systems and for identifying future work to be done to achieve a baseline level of sound supervisory practices.

Experience has shown that self-assessments of countries' compliance with the Core Principles have proven helpful for the authorities, in particular in identifying regulatory and supervisory shortcomings and setting priorities for addressing them. The revision of the Basel Core Principles provides an additional reason for countries to conduct such self-assessments. The Core Principles have also been used by the IMF and the World Bank in the context of the Financial Sector Assessment Program to assess countries' banking supervision systems and practices.

Since 1997, however, significant changes have occurred in banking regulation, much experience has been gained with implementing the Core Principles in individual countries, and new regulatory issues, insights and gaps in regulation have become apparent, often resulting in new Committee publications. These developments have made it necessary to update the Core Principles and the associated assessment Methodology.

Document Profile

  • Publication Date: April 2006
  • Publication Type: Consultative
  • Publication Status: Closed
  • Publication Category: Core Principles
  • Number of Pages: 13
  • Keywords: Assessment, Basel II, Basel Core Principles

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