Core funding ratio - L2

05 February 2018 03:00 p.m.
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Reserve Bank of New Zealand
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Core funding ratio
Total loans and advances ($m) 347,189 379,164 396,818 396,945 397,083 401,095 402,440
Core funding ($m) 298,055 330,510 344,633 347,702 351,056 354,151 356,908
Core funding ratio (%) 85.8 87.2 86.8 87.6 88.4 88.3 88.7

The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

Data on the value of funding are published as end of month figures in millions of New Zealand dollars. Ratios are published as percentages.




Data is released approximately five weeks after the reference month.

Start-date of aggregate statistics

Tables L1 and L2 are compiled from data required to be reported by registered banks from April 2010, and are published from that date.

Table L3 is compiled from data required to be reported by registered banks from March 2011, and is published from that date.

List of institutions included in published liquidity statistics

All locally incorporated banks are required to provide reports on liquidity to the Reserve Bank. 

Access by the public

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The Reserve Bank's Liquidity Policy specifies the minimum prudential standards for registered banks, addressing the degree of liquidity risk that they take on, and their approach to managing that risk.

Dissemination of statistics that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

Summary information on bank funding is published in the Standard Statistical Return monthly (See S tables).

Registered banks are required to publish Disclosure Statements quarterly. Summary information from these statements is reproduced by the Reserve Bank and available on the website.

Last updated December 2014

The definitions below are sourced directly from the Liquidity Policy.

Total loans and advances

Total loans and advances (as per most recent published disclosure statement) is the figure for loans and advances included in the bank's balance sheet in its most recent published disclosure statements. This is the figure used for calculating the one-year core funding ratio.

Core funding ($m)

The core funding dollar amount as at month end, for the purposes of calculating the one-year core funding ratio is defined as:

One year core funding dollar amount =

  • all funding with residual maturity longer than one year, including subordinated debt and related party funding
  • plus 50 per cent of any tradable debt securities issued by the bank with original maturity of two years or more and with residual maturity at the reporting date of more than six months and not more than one year
  • plus non-market funding that is withdrawable at sight or with residual maturity less than or equal to one year, applying the percentages in Table 2 of the Liquidity Policy to such funding falling within each size band
  • plus Tier 1 capital

Core funding (%)

The core funding ratio (CFR) is defined as:

Core funding ratio =

  • 100 x (One year core funding dollar amount / Total loans and advances as per most recent published disclosure statement)

The Reserve Bank initially set the minimum CFR at 65 percent from April 2010, and increased the minimum to 70 percent from 1 July 2011. From 1 January 2013 the CFR increased to 75 percent.

The May 2012 Financial Stability Report (FSR) presented an estimate for the CFR, prior to the introduction of the liquidity policy, from March 1988 onwards using other data sources. See the May 2012 FSR, figure E1.

Symbols and conventions for summary table

0 Value rounded to zero
- Zero or not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
light red background Historical

General notes

  • Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
  • Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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