Bank Regulatory Capital (Local Currency) in Nigeria

Source: Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (Data for commercial banks only)
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2019

Bank regulatory capital reached 2,261 NGN bil in 2017 in Nigeria, according to the National Central Bank. This is 27.3 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, bank regulatory capital in Nigeria reached an all time high of 3,284 NGN bil in 2014 and an all time low of 184 NGN bil in 2010. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, bank regulatory capital in Cameroon amounted to 268 XAF bil and 110 XAF bil in Chad in 2017.

Nigeria has been ranked 18th within the group of 106 countries we follow in terms of bank regulatory capital, 9 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Bank regulatory capital is the minimum amount of a bank's capital required to be held for a certain level of assets through regulatory agencies such as the Bank for International Settlements, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or Federal Reserve Board.


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