Capital and Solvency

Banco Carregosa is proud to be one of the strongest institutions in the sector, with a Common Equity Tier 1* ratio above twice the actual amount required by regulation. Between 2010 and 2016, this ratio always remained above 20%.
On the 31st of December, 2016 the share capital of Banco Carregosa was 20 million euros and shareholder’s funds amounted to 34 million euros. The solvability ratio remained at 21.8%.  

* The Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio establishes a minimum level of capital that institutions should have in terms of capital requirements arising from the risks associated with its activity. As such, this ration is calculated as the ratio between the number of own funds referred to as "core" positions and weighted according to their risk. Banking groups in Portugal must submit CET1 ratios of not less than 8%.

The set of own funds "core" capital is comprised of the best quality capital of the institution in terms of permanency and capacity to absorb losses, less any eventual losses and certain worthless elements of autonomous achievement, from the perspective of continuing the activity of an institution. Meanwhile, the positions weighted according to their risk represent a measure of risks arising from financial activity, including credit risk, market and operational risks.