tier 2 capital


tier 2 capital
A regulatory definition of bank capital. Tier 2 capital consists of subordinated debt, intermediate-term preferred stock, cumulative and long-term preferred stock, and a portion of the bank's allowance for loan and lease losses. American Banker Glossary

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Tier 2 capital UK US noun [U] FINANCE, BANKING
one of the two ways used to measure the strength of a bank's financial position, which is considered a less certain measure than Tier 1 capital: »

Tier 2 capital includes undisclosed reserves, revaluation reserves, and general provisions.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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