Banks hail ‘improved’ European leverage ratio

New rules mirror US tweaks but leave question mark over pending settlements

European commission
EC: made "helpful clarifications"

Banks have applauded the European Commission's delegated acts on the leverage ratio and the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) for a series of tweaks they say will ease implementation. Concerns remain over the treatment of trades that are waiting to be settled, with banks claiming leverage exposure numbers – against which capital adequacy is measured – could be magnified by billions of euros.

"The draft delegated act provides helpful clarification of a number of areas, some of which were unclear

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