Journal of Applied Finance & Banking

Cost of Deposit Insurance Under Capital Forbearance: Basel I vs. II

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    The study derives the closed-form solution of the valuation of deposit insurance under forbearance for banks whose capital requirements are either solely based on the 1988 Basel Accord (BA) approach or the VaR-based approach. The study also demonstrates that the deposit insurance liability under BA rises monotonically with portfolio risk, but it is much less risk-sensitive under VaR. It implies that the VaR-based capital regulation is more stable in containing deposit insurance losses and failure probability than the BA capital regulation.