The capital conservation buffer (CCoB) is a capital buffer amounting to 2.5% of a bank’s total exposures. It must be made up of Common Equity Tier 1 capital. This buffer is in addition to the 4.5% minimum requirement for Common Equity Tier 1 capital. Its objective is to conserve a bank’s capital. If a bank’s CCoB falls below 2.5%, automatic safeguards apply which limit the amount of dividend and bonus payments the bank can make.
CCoB rates are updated on a monthly basis (last updated: 02 June 2021).
The following map shows current CCoB rates set in Europe:
The following table shows current CCoB rates as well as pending CCoB rates announced by designated authorities (new data are highlighted in red):