Bank tier 1 capital reached 1.81 LSL bil in 2018 in Lesotho, according to the National Central Bank. This is 11.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank tier 1 capital in Lesotho reached an all time high of 1.81 LSL bil in 2018 and an all time low of 0.344 LSL bil in 2009. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, bank tier 1 capital in Botswana amounted to 0.008 BWP bil, 439 ZAR bil in South Africa and 2.72 SZL bil in Swaziland in 2018.
Lesotho has been ranked 96th within the group of 101 countries we follow in terms of bank tier 1 capital.
Tier 1 capital is the core measure of a bank's financial strength from a regulator's point of view.