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Fitch: Basel Committee's interest rate risk rules will improve consistency

The implementation of recently proposed standards on themeasure and control of interest rate risk in the banking book will improvetransparency and consistency among banks and make it easier for investors tocompare data across different banks and banking systems, Fitch Ratings saidApril 28.

The agency also said the measures from the Basel Committeeon Banking Supervision, which were revealed April 21, would bring about a more standardized approachfor behavioral and modeling assumptions and generate a "level playingfield across banks."