Bank capital ratios rise as EU reg relief kicks in

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By Tyler Davies
29 Jul 2020

European Banks are seeing a rebound in their common equity tier one capital ratios in the second quarter, as they draw on new measures of regulatory relief to guard themselves against a tougher operating environment.

Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Santander became the first global systemically important banks (G-SIB) in Europe to disclose their second quarter numbers on Wednesday. 

Credit analysts were pleased to point out that all three of the institutions were able to report much stronger capital positions, following a challenging ...

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