Principles for the Management of Credit Risk

Subject Area Financial Regulation and Supervision
Issuing Body Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
Date 1 September 2000
Synoptic Description

This paper specifically addresses the following areas: (i) establishing an appropriate credit risk environment; (ii) operating under a sound credit-granting process; (iii) maintaining an appropriate credit administration, measurement and monitoring process; and (iv) ensuring adequate controls over credit risk. The guidance covers credit risk in all types of banking activities, including lending, trading, investments, liquidity/funding management and asset management (September 2000).