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Status: Open to submissions
15 November 2023

Improving the effectiveness of Additional Tier 1 capital instruments

This page contains relevant information regarding APRA's review of the effectiveness of Additional Tier 1 (AT1) capital instruments for use in a potential bank stress scenario.

September 2023


On 21 September 2023, APRA released a discussion paper on the challenges of using AT1 capital instruments, often referred to as “hybrid” capital bonds, in a potential bank stress scenario in an Australian context.

APRA has called for feedback on a range of potential options to overcome these challenges and improve the effectiveness of AT1 capital instruments.

Written submissions should be sent by 15 November 2023.

The discussion paper is available below:

Discussion paper

Enhancing bank resilience: Additional Tier 1 Capital in Australia

Note on submissions

It is APRA's policy to publish all submissions on the APRA website unless the respondent specifically tells APRA in writing that all or part of the submission is to remain confidential. An automatically generated confidentiality statement in an email does not satisfy this purpose. If you would like only part of your submission to be confidential, you should provide this information marked as 'confidential' in a separate attachment.

Submissions may be the subject of a request for access made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOIA). APRA will determine such requests, if any, in accordance with the provisions of the FOIA. Information in the submission about any APRA-regulated entity that is not in the public domain and that is identified as confidential will be protected by section 56 of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998 and will therefore be exempt from production under the FOIA.