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Tier 1 capitalnoun [U]

uk   us   (also Tier 1 equity) FINANCE, BANKING
the ​mainmoney that a ​bank has, which comes from ​sellingshares and any ​profit it has made and ​kept: Lloyds TSB ​added to its Tier 1 ​capital by ​selling £600 million of ​variableperpetualbonds. The Bank is now ​worth considerably less than its Tier 1 ​equity.
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