This section gives a global explanation of BIS2. It is intended to inform those who are new to BIS2 and banking. For instance a manager new to the industry, who has to be aware of BIS2 but is not interested in the details. The section is also a good start for beginners before going into the details of BIS2.

There are two articles in this section. First a short description is given of the history and function of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Second the principles behind regulatory capital and BIS1 is explained. Third the BIS2 framework is explained.