Meaning of “Tier 1 capital” in the English Dictionary

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"Tier 1 capital" in Business English

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Tier 1 capitalnoun [ U ]

uk us also Tier 1 equity FINANCE, BANKING

the main money that a bank has, which comes from selling shares and any profit it has made and kept:

Lloyds TSB added to its Tier 1 capital by selling £600 million of variable perpetual bonds.
The Bank is now worth considerably less than its Tier 1 equity.

(Definition of “Tier 1 capital” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)