CRR relief raises hopes of strong Q2 for bank capital

By Tyler Davies
14 Jul 2020

Investors have been given their first taste of how regulatory relief could bolster bank capital levels amid Covid-19, after Barclays told the market this week to expect a drastic improvement in its common equity tier one (CET1) ratio in the second quarter.

Barclays said on Monday that it was expecting to report a CET1 ratio of 14% when it discloses its latest financial figures on July 29.

That would represent an impressive 0.9 percentage point increase compared with its CET1 ratio as of the end of the first quarter ...

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