Capital risk is defined as the risk of failing to ensure an appropriate level and structure of own funds, with respect to the scale of PKO Bank Polski SA’s operations and risk exposure and, consequently, insufficient for the absorption of unexpected losses, taking into account development plans and extreme situations.
Therefore, the objective of managing the capital risk is to ensure an appropriate level and structure of own funds, with respect to the scale of the operations and risk exposure of the Bank and the Group, taking account of the assumptions behind the Bank’s dividend policy as well as supervisory instructions and recommendations concerning capital adequacy.
The capital risk level for the Bank and the Group is determined based on the minimum, threshold and maximum values of capital adequacy measures, amongst others, the total capital ratio and basic capital (Tier 1) ratio.
In addition, threshold and maximum values are determined for capital adequacy measures, as an excess over the minimum values constituting strategic tolerance limits for the capital adequacy measures.
The Bank regularly monitors the level of capital adequacy measures in order to determine the degree of compliance with supervisory standards, internal strategic limits, and to identify instances which require taking capital contingency actions.
Should a high level of capital risk be identified, the Bank takes measures to bring capital adequacy measures to a lower level, taking account of the assumptions behind the dividend policy as well as the supervisory instructions and recommendations concerning capital adequacy.
The levels of capital adequacy measures as well as the levels and structure of the Bank’s own funds are presented in the note 70 ‘Capital adequacy’.