Although the minimum capital requirements for banks have been tightened more and more over the last decades, there is still a need for additional minimum capital requirements to adapt to the recent developments of the banking business. This need emerged in particular, when a global standard for banking resolution was created and is reflected in the Minimum Requirement on own funds and Eligible Liability (MREL) incorporated in the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive. Furthermore, the Financial Stability Board published additional recommendations for global systemically important banks to fulfill a Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC). These new minimum capital requirements pursue the goal of enabling recapitalization and loss absorption of a troubled bank. There are many arguments why increasing minimum capital requirements can have a negative impact on the whole economy. By interviewing experts in this field and using the example of the Austrian legislation as of November 15, 2016, this Masterthesis found out that MREL and TLAC have enormous impacts on banks, which are not limited to the increasing capital costs a bank has to cover. MREL in particular can turn out to be unaffordable, if banks do not sustainably improve their business model. In addition, the banking market will be facing a dramatic refinancing gap in the next years. However, it remains to be seen how the finally determined MREL requirement and the TLAC requirement that has to be fulfilled starting in 2019 at the earliest, will actually impact the banking market. Also, it will be seen how MREL and TLAC will influence future bank resolutions de facto. These aspects represent future research potential.