IFSB to revise capital adequacy standard for Islamic banks
Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) intends to make a revision of its capital adequacy guidelines for Islamic financial institutions. The draft for industry feedback is to be released in November. Although IFSB determines the global guidelines for Islamic finance, national financial regulators have the final say regarding how much capital banks must maintain and in what form. The revision is necessary due to the change from Basel II standards to the stricter Basel III standards.